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The Silent Killer in RSI

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric takes a few minutes to delve into an intriguing aspect of the paralytics we carry out on every flight. As the old quote goes, everything is a poison in the right amount, it is perhaps worth applying this, in a manner of speaking, to the pharmacokinetics of the paralytics we give our patients. Are some of these medications actually doing more harm than we realize? What are the potential problems with the tried-and-true medications we are...

Duration: 00:27:55

Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Plasma Protein Binding

Have you ever wondered what happens to that medicine you so easily flush down the IV line of your patient, or in that capsule your patient swallows? We so often take for granted that an incredibly complex, and amazing chain of processes must take place in order to move the medicine we give to the exact spot where it’s needed. Join Eric Bauer as he peels back the mysterious layers of medication absorption and distribution. As always, this really difficult subject gets broken down into...

Duration: 00:42:20

IABP Pearls: Mechanical vs Chemical Balloon

Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Counterpulsation therapy is a miracle of modern science that has roots going to the 1960’s. We have come a long way since those days and now, although not a high volume request, flight crews are regularly transporting patients with these lifesaving devices in place. Because this service is not a high volume request, it’s very important to ensure you understand how an IABP works, what the numbers mean, and how you can help and hinder the mechanical function through...

Duration: 00:24:57

Vasopressin: The Master Medication

Throughout the course of modern medicine, old methods fall as new ones emerge safer, more reliable, better for patient outcomes, and more. Research is deep and results are shared throughout the world. One of the fastest growing, most industry related sections of medicine today is that of resuscitation. In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric presents his argument for crowning Vasopressin as King of the pressers. He even goes so far as to suggest using it in trauma! With plenty...

Duration: 00:22:46

Acidosis Rodeo: G.O.L.D.M.A.R.K. (part 3 of 3)

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, we circle the wagons back around to the Acidosis Rodeo ranch and catch part 3 of this series. As medicine changes, so do our acronyms. Come join us as Eric unpacks the details of G.O.L.D.M.A.R.K. Don’t forget to rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Reviews help keep us high on the charts so your colleagues and friends can find us. Thanks so much for listening!

Duration: 00:23:50

Oxygen Extraction

We all know that the first thing you need to do when treating a patient is throw on a non-rebreather mask, right? What happens when that’s not doing the trick? How can we leverage the gas laws to our patient’s advantage? Join us for all this and more in this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast with Eric Bauer. Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Reviews are critical to keeping us visible and viable so we can keep making the great, free content you love to hear, and...

Duration: 00:10:43

Neonatal Undifferentiated Collapse

In this blood-chilling episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by a friend to help him cast a light on the dark corner of an otherwise happy little home. A curse has befallen a completely helpless little one. It will take more than the light of their flashlights to scare away this nightmare. Which path should they choose? Where does the river of death spring? Are you up to the challenge of solving these cases? Join us to hear the terrifying conclusion and test your wits again...

Duration: 00:50:50

The Endocrine Nightmare

In critical care medicine, lab values are a standard tool for determining a patient’s course of care, but they are often misunderstood. In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by his lovely wife, Ashley Bauer as they dissect several complicated patient care scenarios. These cases are lab value intense and each value is explained clearly and applied to the patient so that you can easily understand what they mean on your next critically ill patient. Download, rate and...

Duration: 01:03:08

Patient BVM Advocacy with Tyler Christifulli of the Lifestar Podcast

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Tyler Christifulli from the Lifestar podcast to talk about the ongoing debate over using pediatric BVMs for our adult patients. Regardless of what side of the argument you’re on, you won’t want to miss this episode! Download, subscribe, rate and review from wherever you get our podcast! Thanks for listening!

Duration: 00:48:42

FAST18 Announcement

We are proud to announce the launch of our biggest event yet! On March 20 and 21, 2018 you will want to join us for the first ever FlightBridgeED Air and Surface Transport Symposium in Nashville, Tennessee! World-class speakers, vendors, of course the FlightBridgeED Team will be in attendance and much, much more! Go to our website now to register! Join the revolution!

Duration: 00:00:42

Blankets are for Naps, Not Medicine: Is a 6 mL/kg Tidal Volume for Everyone?

Medicine is an ever-evolving practice of learning from mistakes, conquering diseases, and seeing to the needs of a unique individual who is desperate for a cure. It would be nice to be able to throw the same things at everyone and get the same results, but if we do that we forget the of the individual and the uniqueness of their body. In this episode, we discuss the trend of “blanket medicine,” and how it specifically relates to the once king of tidal volumes, 6 mL / kg. If you love our...

Duration: 00:30:52

Adult or Pediatric BVM

In this episode of the podcast, Eric explains and offers insight into an old argument that has recently been given a spotlight by industry professionals. Are adult bag-valve-masks a dangerous tool? Should we be using pediatric equipment on adults? Join the conversation with our community on FaceBook and Twitter! Don't forget to rate, and review our podcast from where ever you get your podcasts. Taking the time to write a review helps keep our podcast high on the charts so it can easily be...

Duration: 00:13:09

Overcoming the Need for Speed

In this special episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, join Eric Bauer, Mike Verkest, Ryan Wyatt, and Dave Olvera at the ECHO conference for an incredible meeting of the minds for what could be considered an industry-changing, best practice for airway management. These powerhouses of the pre-hospital world are shattering old paradigms and raising the bar of quality patient care. You won’t want to miss it! Don’t forget to download, rate, and review from wherever you get our podcast....

Duration: 00:32:57

Acidosis Rodeo - Part 2

Part 2 of 3 in the Acidosis Rodeo is a continuation of our previous case study. In this episode, Eric dives into DKA and HHNK from differential diagnosis to lab values. This episode will link up with part 3 to give you an incredibly in-depth picture of acidosis and how you can put this information into use in your own practice. Don’t forget to rate and review wherever you get your podcasts from. Rating, and especially reviews help us stay high on the charts so that your friends and...

Duration: 00:30:46

Damage Control Resuscitation Part 2 of 2

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined, once again, by Rahkeem Francis for part 2 in this series entitled “Damage Control Resuscitation.” Covered in this episode are the topics of blood, vasopressin, the lethal trauma triad, and more! Download, rate and review from wherever you get our podcast. Remember that reviews matter so much because it helps our podcast stay high on the charts so our industry peers can find us. Help us change the face of pre-hospital, critical...

Duration: 00:49:55

The FlightBridgeED Podcast's 100th Episode

In this special 100th episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Mike for a look back over the journey thus far. Filled with stories, some laughs, and even a little crying, you won’t want to miss this incredible milestone episode! As downloads climb, and review courses fill we want you to know one very important thing… FlightBridgeED is still dedicated to you! Congratulations to you, our community of friends and family, for the success of FlightBridgeED over the years! This one...

Duration: 01:42:03

Damage Control Resuscitation

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric is joined by Flight Nurse, and Paramedic Rahkeem Francis to unpack the first of a 2 part series covering “Damage Control Resuscitation.” In the pre-hospital field we have always held our airway skills in high regard, but is airway king? Could their be a better focus for our skills of which airway is but a small piece? This one simple shift in paradigms could change the way you practice pre-hospital and emergency medicine forever. Download,...

Duration: 01:16:10

The Neuroglobin Scavenger

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, after some incredible results in a recent research study, there could finally be a cure for, the often difficult to treat, CO poisoning. Join Eric Bauer and Mike Verkest as they discuss this mutated protein that is really promising for this common complaint. Don't forget to rate, and review. Help keep us high on the charts so your friends, and co-workers can find us.

Duration: 00:19:38

EMSPOCUS with Branden Miesemer

In this episode of The FlightBridgeED Podcast, Eric catches up with our good friend and ultrasound guru Branden Miesemer of EMSPOCUS at AMTC. Recorded right from the convention floor, the guys discuss just what is EMSPOCUS and how it is being used in the pre-hospital world. Download, rate, review and subscribe from wherever you get your podcasts!

Duration: 00:30:00

Acidosis Rodeo - Part 1

In this first of a two part series, Eric Bauer unpacks a difficult critical care case scenario and begins to explain how we can better identify pH balance disturbances in our patients. Learn how to identify acidosis even without blood gasses, how to protect your patients from further sliding into a worsening state, and much more. Download, rate and review wherever you get your podcasts. Reviews help us stay high on the chart where your friends and co-workers can find us. If you love our free...

Duration: 00:32:28

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