Medic Mindset

Medic Mindset

Ginger Locke is a paramedic and professor of EMS students in the US. She has long been fascinated with the inner-workings of medics' minds. In this podcast, she interviews medics face-to-face, in long, intimate format. She thoughtfully asks her guests to open up about their mindset, routines, mistakes, thought-processes, and lessons hard-learned. This is her creative outlet (art). She is on twitter @gingerlockeatx and show notes from each episode can be found at medicmindset.com.... Show More

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February 4, 2021 63 min
Thinking: Lift Assist by Ginger Locke
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October 26, 2020 32 min
How do we let each other know that a fellow medic has died? The guest in this episode, Christa Stedman, is a Public Information Officer (PIO) for Austin-Travis County EMS. Together, we sort through her thought-process about delivering tragic news.
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August 4, 2020 48 min
So thrilled to have Dr. Heidi Abraham as a guest in The Thinking Series. She discusses causes of bradycardia and the mindset needed to approach patients who are bradycardic.
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May 25, 2020 10 min
In The Water by Ginger Locke
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April 20, 2020 60 min
Shownotes at medicmindset.com In reference to how he collaborates with 911-callers to put order to chaos: "It's like trying to jump on a moving train. You're not trying to stop the train or divert it, because the train has gotta go where the train's gotta go. You are just trying to get on it. And if you can get on the train... If you can get in... If you can insert yourself with them... then you can start exercisi...
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March 16, 2020 34 min
Ginger had the honor of sitting down with one of the EMS greats, Mike Taigman. He was in Austin for ESO's Wave 2020 conference. ESO was generous enough to allow Medic Mindset the opportunity to record Mike's session called, "Managing Stress Like A Boss" and gave them a space during a very busy conference to record an interview.
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February 3, 2020 80 min
The Mixtape Series features 3 anonymous paramedics who answer the same question. In this episode, Ginger asks, "What do you remember about your first ride along?" Take a listen to their responses and see how some themes were repeated. medicmindset.com for show notes @gingerlockeatx and @medicmindset on twitter
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December 27, 2019 59 min
Dr. Jason Pickett and Ginger discuss the topic of Shortness of Breath. They discuss the assessment, differential diagnosis and therapeutic interventions related to the chief complaint. They work their way down the respiratory tree, thinking aloud as they go. Throw in a couple of case studies and you've got some delicious brain-nuggets for paramedic students everywhere. medicmindset.com for full show notes.
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November 28, 2019 7 min
In this microsode, Ginger Locke asks a panel of Texas EMS Medical Directors a question about medical errors at the Texas EMS Conference in Fort Worth. Panelists are: Jeff Jarvis Taylor Ratcliff Jason Pickett Heidi Abraham
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November 3, 2019 52 min
This episode felt like some of the first episodes of Medic Mindset. The purpose in sitting down together was to discuss his performance in the EMS World clinical challenge but we ended up talking about all kinds of things like career longevity and advice he would give new medics. His name is Andrew Azelton and he has been in EMS for 18 years and you will hopefully hear what I heard in his voice. He was engaged and happy to talk sho...
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October 4, 2019 44 min
Ginger talks to Dr. Ben Abo. He is a paramedic and EMS physician. He’s been on the Ted stage. He’s the medical director for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Venom response teams. He’s a fellow in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He’s saved a stranger who collapsed on train tracks. He’s an international man of mystery and in this episode, we will talk about none of that. Instead, Ginger reached out to him because she wanted to make an ...
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September 20, 2019 20 min
In this episode Ginger talks to Jon Bailey. Jon is a FF/Paramedic in Fairfax County, Virginia. He is the lead educator of Fairfax County Fire and Rescue’s EMT to Paramedic program. He has a bachelor of science in emergency medicine from the university of Pittsburgh and a master’s in EMS education and leadership from George Washington University. Ginger reached out to Jon after a friend told her about an event called the EMS World...
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August 19, 2019 34 min
This is a recording of a talk Ginger did about Medical Education at FlightBridgeEd's #FAST19 symposium. Shownotes and slides at medicmindset.com
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July 24, 2019 36 min
For the second time, I’m visiting with Tania Glenn. She’s been on the show before with an episode that released in January of 2017 and since then I’ve gotten tons of questions for Tania from listeners. I wanted to ask some of those questions and to talk to her about a documentary she recently released. We discuss: How, in her documentary, she challenges leaders of EMS departments to better invest in the care of paramedics’ mental...
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June 17, 2019 44 min
This is an episode in The Thinking Series of the Medic Mindset podcast where expert clinicians indulge the host, Ginger Locke. In the series, she digs into their brains to explore how they approach the process of patient assessment and differential diagnosis. Show notes at medicmindset.com Following the show and Ginger on twitter @medicmindset and @gingerlockeatx
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May 24, 2019 34 min
Good, Bad and Ugly by Ginger Locke
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April 24, 2019 43 min
Max Dodge, board member of National Stop the Bleed Month, shares with Ginger how Medic Mindset listeners can get involved with the Stop the Bleed campaign. She ended up talking to him about bleeding control for an hour.
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March 29, 2019 38 min
This episode is a response to the many requests I get from listeners looking for help on the national registry’s written exam. To bring you the most useful advice, I contacted this guest. In my opinion, he is the country’s expert in the area. He understands the logistics of the test and the part that really lights my fire is the way he addresses the psychology of the test… the mindset of success… what he calls “mojo.” It’s an ho...
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March 17, 2019 8 min
In anticipation of FlightbridgeED's #FAST19 symposium, Ginger asks Eric Bauer and Michael Perlmutter one simple question: "How could you hurt a patient with a BVM?" Show notes at medicmindset.com
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February 27, 2019 48 min
Ginger Locke and Dr. Jason Pickett hunkered down in a recording closet and pretended the world didn't exist for an hour with one mission: data-mining Dr. Pickett's brain for his thoughts on syncope. Thanks to Michael Herbert for the custom art for the episode. Show notes at medicmindset.com
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