The MCHD Paramedic Podcast was launched in early 2018 in an effort to provide easily consumable core-content EMS education and insights from prehospital care thought leaders. The Clinical Services Department of The Montgomery County Hospital District EMS service developed the podcast as a tool to better engage and disseminate continuing education to our MCHD medics as well as first responders and EMS professionals nationwide.
MCHD Medical Directors Dr. Robert Dickson and Dr. Casey Patrick rotate hosting duties and formats range from straight didactics, to discussion panels and guest interviews. Your time as a listener is valuable so the podcast production crew makes a concerted effort to create high yield content that can be squeezed into a commute or quick trip to the gym – no frills, no fluff, just current and relevant information that you can use on your next shift.
Episodes are released bi-monthly and feedback/suggestions are always welcome at the podcast email – firstname.lastname@example.org. MCHD EMS is a large, urban, county-based service in in the Greater Houston area consisting of approximately 250 ALS providers supported by over 1000 EMTs. The service area covers 1,100 square miles and responds to more than 65,000 calls for service annually.
Full list of MCHD results
Diagnosing and treating COPD in the prehospital setting–
Distinguishing between COPD and comorbidities, and scaling treatment and pharmacology to disease progression
An EMS approach to sinus tachycardia– 1
When faced with sinus tachycardia, differentiate between SVT, and consider the diagnosis and the effects of fever on tachycardia and heart rate
Airway management advances in the prehospital setting–
Delayed sequence intubation and lung protective ventilation have replaced rapid sequence intubation in modern airway management
The evolution of a regional system of care in large vessel occlusion stroke–
The Montgomery County Hospital District EMS experience paired a novel stroke assessment endovascular pathway with specialized training
Antiplatelet and anticoagulant side effects: An EMS review–
EMS providers treating head injuries and GI bleeds should check medication history for antiplatelets and anticoagulants to prevent hemorrhage
Fentanyl fever and MIH opiate interventions–
Separating fact from fiction on the opioid crisis, fentanyl and its derivatives, and community paramedicine initiatives
How to prevent, recognize and cure burnout in EMS– 1
From data sharing of real-time clinical feedback, to rounding with medical directors, learn how to tackle and treat burnout in paramedics and EMTs
Tactical EMS/MCI pearls with Dr. Dan O’Donnell and Dr. Kevin Schultz–
Tactical exposure and active shooter training is important for all EMS providers, working in tangent with law enforcement