Join Sunny and Nick as they interview their guests and explore paramedicine, challenge the norms, learn from their experiences and uncover new ideas.
Episode 18 - The triple threat with Assoc. Prof. Belinda Flanagan
We sat down with paramedic, nurse, midwife, and academic Belinda Flanigan. Belinda has had an incredible career in paramedicine from ambulance officer to now the head of the first school of paramedicine in Australia.
Episode 17 - Clinical Guideline Manifesto with Matt Wilkinson - Stokes
Today we sit down with Matt, a paramedic, phd candidate and lead author of "The Clinical Guidelines Manifesto". The CGM is the most up to date comparison of ambulance service CPG's across Australia and New Zealand.
Episode 16 - Finding paramedicine and purpose with Shell Piercy
Today we sit down with New Zealand Extended Care Paramedic Shell Piercy. Shell has had a diverse career working in military, ambulance, mining and wilderness settings. We talk about her experiences and finding your purpose in paramedicine.
Episode 15 - Death and Dying - with Dr Sandy Macquarrie
We sat down with paramedic Dr Sandy Macquarrie to talk about how paramedics deal with death and dying. How do we care for family? How do we care for ourselves? What did he learn from his experiences as both a paramedic and patient.
Episode 14 - Police medical response, with Dustin Osbourne
Today we are joined by Dustin Osbourne, a police officer from Queensland, Australia. Dustin was instrumental in the creation and delivery of the police tactical first aid program. We talk about his experiences providing medical care in the community and the role police can play.
Adapting to changing practice.
Today we are joined by Mark Ward, an experienced remote area paramedic from QLD. We sat down to discuss how paramedics can adapt to their ever-changing clinical practice. We look at why things change slowly, why change is important and why vinegar and box jellyfish are not your friends.
The not so common cardiac arrest
Today Nick and Sunny talk about cardiac arrest. How do we become better at managing these in our environment and care for others when the outcome is poor.
Fever and Syncope -
Today Sunny and Nick discuss the case of a 70-year-old with syncope in the presence of an ongoing infection. We talk about assessment, red flags, patient needs, and recommendation of care.
Taskforce Flood Assist - A chat with with Kate Carmody.
Today we welcome Clinical Nurse Kate Carmody to the show. Kate is an experienced nurse, with military, civilian and out of hospital experience. Today we talk about the taskforce she led during the recent NSW flood disaster, providing vital medical care to isolated and vulnerable communities.
When Animals Attack - Operational Case Studies from the street
"I'm a paramedic, but no one taught me how" by Julia Cornah teaches us that our studies can't prepare us for everything that we will encounter. That sometimes we have to be creative and think outside the box. Today Sunny and Nick reflect on some of the stranger jobs, the ones you can't learn to deal with from a textbook.
Paediatric perspectives with Dr Andrew Tagg (DFTB).
We were fortunate to sit down with Dr Andrew Tagg, a paediatric emergency specialist from Australia. Andy is also the co-founder of the education platform, "Don't Forget the Bubbles". We had an amazing chat about how to a better clinician and how to look after yourself in the process.
The Amputation, The Aftermath, with Darren Hodge
In this new podcast we sit down with Mr Darren Hodge. Darren is a MICA Flight Paramedic from Melbourne, Australia. Today he shares a case from his book "A Life on the Line". Not only did the case push Darren to his limits, but so did the aftermath.
Under-estimated Under-utilised: The Private Paramedic Sector
Today we speak with Ekaterina (Kat) Puzanova, the author of the article "Underestimated and Underutilised - The private paramedic sector". We explore this emerging sector, challenge some misconceptions, and discuss how private paramedics can serve our profession.
Big things from small beginnings. A conversation with Alex
Alex Mair has been providing learning opportunity and ideas though her podcast in the midst of COVID. We chat about where it all began, the lessons she learned along the way, and how it helped her become a lifelong learner, and stronger paramedic.
Soft skills or essential skills? A discussion with Andy Bell
Have we lost sight of the importance of the so called "soft skills"? Today we sit down with Andy Bell to discuss these skills and why they are essential to our practice. "A patient won't remember what you said, or what you did, they will remember how you made them feel"
Should family members be present during resuscitation?
Should family be present during resuscitation? Can being present benefit the family, or can it hinder clinical interventions? Does being present allow the family to be involved in decision-making, or does it hinder communication within the team? Tune in to hear our thoughts!
Not your average case. Temperature-induced anaphylaxis
What happens when anaphylaxis, a life-threatening condition presents atypically? Could you identify it? In today's new episode, Sunny and Nick explore a case study of atypical anaphylaxis in paramedic care.
Maybe they are not "just" drunk. Serotonin Syndrome - A case study.
Today we talk about serotonin syndrome. These patients are usually young, fit and healthy, but can present with life-threatening disease. We will talk about its presentation, red flags and how our bias can cloud our judgement.
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