Medic2Medic Podcast

Medic2Medic Podcast

Medic2Medic Podcast is for EMTs, Paramedics, EMS Leaders and Medical Directors. The podcast takes a look at the person to see how they got their start in Emergency Medical Services and their dedication to the EMS profession and helping others.

Episodes

June 19, 2021 29 min
Episode 236 is Michael Diaz. Michael is an EMT for AMR in Los Angles County and was featured in an article titled "The Broken Front Line", by Ava Kofman from ProPublica.The article takes us inside the ambulance during the height of the pandemic and Michael shares his experiences. Michael was in film school before discovering EMS. He is a Lead Training Officer and union president of IAEP R12-077. We discuss his path into EMS...
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Episode 235 is Keenan Hart. Keenan is the Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Integrated TeleHealth Solutions (ITS). The use of TeleHealth Services is becoming mainstream in healthcare and starting to enter the world of EMS. Keenan's path into this industry and the start of ITS is unique and he shares his story, his entrepreneurial spirit, and the start of ITS. There is also a connection to the television show The Big Ba...
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May 23, 2021 30 min
Episode 234 is Andrew Odgers. We head to New Zealand this week and speak to Andrew Odgers. Andrew is a Paramedic in New Zealand for the Emergency Ambulance Service. Andrew gives us an inside look at the EMS practice in New Zealand as well as the EMS educational structure. Andrew takes us through his first call and what has learned over the years. We learn about "Coffee and Cases" and a mentoring program that Andrew is estab...
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May 16, 2021 40 min
Episode 233 is Melissa Bernstein. Melissa along with her husband Doug is the Co-Founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, which has created over 5,000 children’s products and sold billions of dollars of toys since its inception. Raised by educators, Melissa and Doug started the business in their garage in 1988. With all the success of Melissa’s remarkable career, she kept secret her lifelong battle with severe depression and a...
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May 3, 2021 27 min
Episode 232 is Cali Estes. Dr. Estes has over 20 years of experience working with drug, alcohol, and food addictions. Her deep understanding of drug and alcohol addiction, including the behaviors and ramifications that are
associated with it, place her at the top in the field of addiction therapy. Cali has a program for first responders that we talk about. Cali shares personal stories about her struggles and how she overcame her add...
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April 18, 2021 35 min
Episode 231 is Rob Lawrence. Rob is the Executive Director of the California Ambulance Association as well as the part-time Director of Strategic Implementation for Pro EMS of Cambridge Massachusetts. Rob is originally from the United Kingdom where he served in the military for 22 years and has served in leadership roles in the EMS world in the UK. Rob came to America to be the Executive Director of Richmond Ambulance Authority. We...
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April 11, 2021 30 min
Episode 230 is Ann Doll and Jonathan Larsen. Ann Doll serves as Executive Director of the ResuscitationAcademy Foundation. Ann helped create the RA in 2008. She also serves as the Secretariat for the Global Resuscitation Alliance, a coalition of worldwide leaders committed to saving more lives from sudden cardiac arrest. Jonathan Larsen retired from the Seattle Fire Department as a Senior Paramedic and the Captain of Medic One. He ...
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April 4, 2021 30 min
Episode 229 is Malora Christensen. Malora is the Program Manager for Whatcom County’s high-intensity diversion programs; GRACE and LEAD. Both programs provide intensive services for people in Whatcom County who have complex challenges and often interact with crisis response systems in ineffective and avoidable ways. We discuss Malora's path to social work, her India experience, diversion, EMS, Community Paramedicine, the develo...
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March 28, 2021 35 min
Episode 228 is Nick Nudell and Katie Simon. Nick is the Co-founder and Katie is the Executive Director of the American Paramedic Association. Nick is a paramedic currently working in a moderately busy suburban remote 911 system in Colorado. He is completing his dissertation for a Ph.D. and making his second appearance on Medic2Medic. Katie is an NREMT-P and has been in EMS for 16 years and has a passion for EMS and Cardiac Care. Bo...
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March 21, 2021 36 min
Episode 227 is Scott Moore. Scott Moore, Esq. is the owner of Moore EMS Consulting, LLC and an active EMT for over 30 years. Scott has held various executive positions, at several ambulance services in Massachusetts. Scott specializes in Human Resources, employment law, reimbursement, and compliance matters. During my recertification for the NREMT process and using Refresh2021, I attended Scott's Violence in the EMS Workplace l...
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March 14, 2021 32 min
Episode 226 is Rick Pionkowski. Rick is an Emergency Physician and the Co-Founder of Julota. Julota automates collaboration between emergency responders, clinical practitioners, and caseworkers. Julota is the first and only platform built to connect the helper community. We discuss his beginning in medicine and his interest in computers. Rick provides the details behind the workings of Julota, the impact the software is having, and...
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March 7, 2021 23 min
Episode 225 is John Barile. John is 30 plus year Paramedic with Cary Area EMS. John has served as a firefighter, educator, paramedic, Chief, and numerous other roles in public safety. We talk about John's start in EMS, his role on National Medical Response Team, and he offers his advice to those new to the EMS world. 
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March 1, 2021 27 min
Episode 224 is Graeme Taylor who spent 21 years working in EMS in British Columbia, Canada, and the author of "A Paramedic Tales". The book provides an uncensored look at the life of first responders. Graeme is living in Australia and we discuss how he ended up down under his EMS career, and he shares a few stories from the book. 
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February 21, 2021 39 min
Episode 223 is Michael Sayre. Michael is the Medical Director for the Seattle Fire Department and works as an EM Physician at Harborview Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director for the Michael K. Copass Paramedic Training Program at the University of Washington. Our discussion takes us from Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and to Seattle as we explore Michael's path in medicine and EMS. We spend time talking about the Sea...
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February 13, 2021 29 min
Episode 222 is Marion Houle. Marion is the Chief of Cary Area EMS and was my replacement when I moved to the Pacific Northwest. Marion is making his second appearance on the podcast. We catch up on how the new position and transition is going? We discuss how things for him are different in his new role. Marion and I during my tenure had many conversations about hockey and football, which we continued during the podcast. 
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February 1, 2021 41 min
Episode 221 is Travis Dierks. Travis is an Emergency Physician out of Spokane WA and the founder of EMSConnect. EMSConnect is an online EMS Education platform that is nationally accredited. Travis is also a Medical Advisor to services in the Spokane area. Travis explains how he goes from Oceanography to Medical School, his first encounters with EMS, as well as few stories from his residency. We talk about EMSConnect's beginning...
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January 23, 2021 30 min
Episode 220 is Matthew Heneghan. Matthew is the author of A Medic's Mind which is an inspiring story of Matthew's resiliency, tenacity, hope, and will to overcome numerous obstacles. The book covers a difficult 2 years of Matthew's life and we discuss these difficulties. Matthew was in the Canadian Army as a medic as his struggles began. After leaving the military he became a civilian Paramedic and the issues continued....
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January 10, 2021 37 min
Episode 219 is Tricia Casey. Tricia is the creator of the STARS Program in 2014 at Rock Township Ambulance District in Jefferson County, MO. The program is so successful that Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital adopted the program and hired Tricia to run the program. What is STARS? Tricia will let us know in our discussion, what the program is dedicated to, and how it was started and grown. I will give you a hint that STARS is...
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December 25, 2020 27 min
Episode 218 is David Davis. David is the Founder and Editor of the Ambulance News Desk (ambulancenewsdesk.com) out of the United Kingdom. The site launched over a year ago with a focus on ambulance and EMS news in the UK. David last week launched the site globally because of the success of the service. We discuss David's unique path into the EMS and ambulance world and how the Ambulance News Desk started. Before entering this w...
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December 19, 2020 31 min
In honor of Max the Paramedic Therapy Dog retirement a re-podcast of Episode 87 with Tracy Levesque.
Episode 87:Tracy Levesque is a Paramedic in Ottawa, Canada where their EMS system responds to 120,000 calls a year. Tracy is a BLS Paramedic, What is BLS Paramedic? Tracy will let us know the answer during our conversation. After 26 years on the job, Tracy is breaking in a new partner. Max is a Golden Retriever and is the only Therap...
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