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The MeduCast

Continuing education for today's progressive healthcare providers.
The MeduCast is an opportunity for educational enlightenment. These podcasts are designed to evoke learning, to sharpen medical and clinical tools, and to inspire the educational and medical beasts in us all. Please join us for some fun and educational op

category: Medical education
tags: RN nurse paramedic medic critical care cfrn fpc ccpcfp-c ccp-c flight nurse flight paramedic continuing education con ed coned

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The Alpha Medic: Episode 3- Part 1 - (46:40) 42.74 MB
In this episode, we chat with IBSC's John Clark on his top 5 things to do to best prepare for your critical care certification exams. In Part 2 we'll sit with Eric Bauer from Flight Bridge ED and discuss the future of continuing education- microlearning.

The Alpha Medic: Episode 2- Part 2 - (1:09:54) 64.01 MB
We continue to cover APRV and PRVC as well as to talk about an upcoming Social Media: Convene Communities. If you want to see how a veteran Marine pilot gets things done to promote learning- then tune in...

The Alpha Medic: Episode 2- Part 1 - (43:36) 39.92 MB
In this episode Luke Gasowski (RT/ Flight Paramedic) and Caden Randall (Flight Paramedic) discuss the finer and lesser points of APRV and PRVC modes of mechanical ventilation.

Vent Hero Mastery: Episode 3 - (45:43) 41.86 MB
Vent Hero Mastery: Episode 3. In this show, we dive into 3 mini-cases and explore AutoPEEP, the expiratory hold maneuver, reverse I:E.

Alpha Medic: Episode 1 - (59:36) 54.58 MB
This is the inaugural episode of a podcast designed to connect, inspire, motivate, and empower today's and tomorrow's critical care transport providers. All medical disciplines, please feel welcome. In this first episode, we discuss professionalism and poor ventilator management in the current medical transport community. Luke Gasowski (New York flight paramedic and respiratory therapist) and Justin Hunter (EMS program director and PhD candidate from Oklahoma City) provide their commentary.

Vent Hero Mastery: Episode 2 - (26:39) 24.4 MB
In this episode, we continue our case study in the mechanically ventilated ARDS patient. Treatment includes high PEEPs and reversing the I:E ratio.

Vent Hero Mastery: Episode 1 - (34:42) 31.77 MB
In this first episode of this series, we look into assessing an ICU's vent settings for an ARDS patient. Basic changes are made to correct oxygenation and ventilation issues. Pressure control is utilized to help protect the patient's damaged lungs.

Tandem Series: Episode 2- Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation - (23:41) 21.68 MB
This series marries the concept building of a podcast with the visual benefits of actually walking through a section of practice problems. This tandem video can be found at: https://vimeo.com/197122133, or go to www.medspx.com and to our Tandem page for the practice problem tutorial.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#10) Studying Basics - (23:33) 21.56 MB
Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#10) Studying Basics. In this episode I discuss how to best prepare for these types of exams. This information may determine whether you pass or fail.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#9) NPPV - (34:29) 31.58 MB
Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#9) Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV) - 28128 kb (30:00) In this episode I discuss CPAP and BPAP: when to use them, how to use them, and how to augment physiology in your patients to make them better.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#8) Congenital Heart Defects - (32:23) 29.65 MB
Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#8) Congenital Heart Defects - 28128 kb (30:00) In this episode I discuss the various congenital heart defects, a favorite of the CFRN and FP-C exams.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#7) Signs in Assessment - (30:00) 27.47 MB
In this episode I discuss important signs in assessment that will most likely reveal themselves to you in your critical care certification exam.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#6) Hemodynamic Monitoring - (35:47) 32.76 MB
Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#6) Hemodynamic Monitoring. In this episode I discuss hemodynamic the concepts for hemodynamic monitoring.

Tandem Series: Winter's Formula - (15:14) 13.95 MB
This series marries the concept building of a podcast with the visual benefits of actually walking through a section of practice problems. This tandem video can be found at: https://vimeo.com/146554384, or go to www.medspx.com and to our Tandem page for the practice problem tutorial.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#5) Hemodynamic Compromise - (32:33) 29.81 MB
Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#5) Hemodynamic Compromise. In this episode I discuss hemodynamic compromise and how it affects our patients.

Decoded Exam Questions: Episode 3 - (14:24) 13.2 MB
Decoded/ Ep 3: We can read all day long, but there comes a time when we need to practice practice practice. This series will highlight a selection of high caliber questions and will include the rationale for the correct answer. The last few questions will be presented in scenario form. Please email us if there is a topic you would like to see covered.

MeduNuggets: Episode 2: Basic Ventilator Changes - (12:48) 11.73 MB
MeduNuggets are short (targeting 5 minutes) of very focused information that can be used for quick review of complicated material.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#4) Sgarbossa Criteria - (23:19) 21.35 MB
Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#4) Sgarbossa Criteria. In this episode I discuss the Sgarbossa Criteria for identifying AMI in the presence of LBBB. This is a great tool for practice as well as for the CFRN, FP-C, and CCP-C exams.

Derived Experience: Episode 2- The Firefighter - (37:39) 34.48 MB
You asked for it- more mechanical ventilation questions. This is one of my favorite things to perfect, and I love teaching that the vent doesn't have to be so hard- even for this tough case.

MeduNuggets: Episode 1- Gas Laws - (9:47) 8.96 MB
MeduNuggets are short (targeting 5 minutes) of very focused information that can be used for quick review of complicated material.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#3) Mechanical Ventilation Overview - (37:39) 34.47 MB
Top 10/ Ep 3: In this episode I break down the mechanical ventilator and make it an understandable contraption. You know what? It really isn't that hard to understand and use. Listen here, and test questions will become easier.

Decoded Exam Questions: Episode 2 - (29:33) 27.06 MB
Decoded/ Ep 2: We can read all day long, but there comes a time when we need to practice practice practice. This series will highlight a selection of high caliber questions and will include the rationale for the correct answer. The last few questions will be presented in scenario form. Please email us if there is a topic you would like to see covered

Decoded Exam Questions: Episode 1 - (28:57) 26.52 MB
Decoded/ Ep 1: We can read all day long, but there comes a time when we need to practice practice practice. This series will highlight a selection of high caliber questions and will include the rationale for the correct answer. The last few questions will be presented in scenario form. Please email us if there is a topic you would like to see covered.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#2) The Decoded Oxyhemeglobin Dissociation Curve - (22:08) 20.27 MB
Top 10/ Ep 2: In this episode I break down the feared oxyhemeglobin dissociation curve. You know what? It really isn't that hard to understand and use. Listen here and test questions will become easier.

Top 10 CFRN/ FPC Exam Fails: (#1) The OB/ Fetal Assessment - (33:05) 30.29 MB
Top 10/ Ep 1: This MeduCast is the first in a series that will investigate 10 critical care exam topics. These are topics not well understood and not studied correctly. As you listen to the MeduCast, think about how you would explain this to a friend or colleague. If you can explain a topic to someone, then it displays a higher understanding of the material- and that's how you get better prepared for these difficult critical care exams.

Derived Experience: Episode 1 - (21:59) 20.13 MB
Experience/ Ep.I: n this first and inaugural, we delve into a nightmarish case that is very tamable.