Medic2medic Podcast

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Synopsis

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

  • Tom Cox

    Tom Cox

    30/05/2020 Duration: 38min

    Episode 207 is Tom Cox. Tom has worked in one capacity, or another in the fire and EMS industry for over 33 years. In 1976, at the ripe age of 22, he led the drive to establish a rescue squad in his hometown and became its first EMS Chief. We talk about how an injury to his back led him into medical sales and the Director of Training for Ferno. Tom is here to talk about his career and his involvement in the launch of a revolutionary virtual reality training system by VRpatients. It’s the first VR medical training program solely focused on EMS.  Listen to how VRpatients may take EMS training to a new level of training and education for EMS providers.

  • Elizabeth Fields

    Elizabeth Fields

    09/05/2020 Duration: 29min

    Episode 206 is Elizabeth Fields. Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Elizabeth has over 20 years of non-profit leadership that includes NPR and the University of Pennsylvania before joining the Gary Sinise Foundation. Elizabeth, as you will hear is passionate about the Foundation as well as her career in non-profit leadership. Elizabeth discusses the keys to being a leader in the non-profit world. Elizabeth takes us on a journey inside the Gary Sinise Foundation from the start to the important programs, grant awards, and the work performed by this amazing organization. If you want to learn more or become involved with the Foundation go to https://www.garysinisefoundation.org.

  • Dov Maisel

    Dov Maisel

    19/04/2020 Duration: 36min

    Episode 205 is Dov Maisel. Dov is making his return to Medic2Medic to talk about how United Hatzalah located in Israel and their response to COVID-19. We are focus on the American response to the virus, we hear about other Countries, but how is EMS working this pandemic in Israel? Dov provides us with an inside look at the response. Dov is the Senior Vice President of International Operations for Untied Hatzalah, a Paramedic and wears many other hats in the EMS world. We learn how the 6000 United Hatzalah EMS volunteers are responding to the COVID-19 as well as their wellbeing during this crisis. Coronavirus hits close to home to this organization and you will want to hear the story and the outcome. 

  • Peter Antevy and Adrian Castro

    Peter Antevy and Adrian Castro

    05/04/2020 Duration: 50min

    Episode 204 is Dr. Peter Antevy and Captian Adrian Castro. Peter and Adrian join me this week to talk about how EMS can help bring closure to a family of a child who has died. The topic stems from an article and podcast this past January from EMS World. Adrian talks about a call that he and his Palm Beach County Florida crew responded to were Adrian had to make a decision not to resuscitate a child. What he did that day made the world of difference to the parents. Peter explains the rationale and reasons that the decision Adrian made was right. Adrian takes through his thought process and the discussion he had with his crews after the call. Peter also talks about the results of a study that asks what parents want after the death of their child. The answers may surprise you. Peter is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician and the Associate Medical Director for several South Florida agencies. Peter is also the creator of the Handtevy APP used by numerous EMS organizations. Adrian is Captain and EMS Supervisor

  • Madison Rivard

    Madison Rivard

    22/03/2020 Duration: 37min

    Episode 203 is Madison Rivard. Madison and I chat about her research paper on EMS Workers working 2 jobs and overtime. It is an interesting topic and Madison provides new twists to the subject. This is the reason I invited her on the podcast. We also talked about the Coranvirus as Madison has a passion for public health as well as a Masters in the subject. Madison offers her thoughts on the matter and provides helpful hints to the EMS and public safety world. Madison grew up in Massachusetts and studied public health at Simmons University in Boston. She worked as an EMT for Fallon Ambulance while in school. After graduating in 2017, she seized an opportunity and moved to Columbus, OH to work as an EMS Research Fellow at the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. After graduating in December 2019, she has moved back to Boston, MA and is working for South Shore Health EMS, while actively searching for public health programs and research opportunities. Enjoy the podcast. 

  • Kevin Hines

    Kevin Hines

    15/03/2020 Duration: 21min

    Episode 202: Sometimes there is a need for inspiration. The podcast this week features Kevin Hines. Kevin is a survivor. Kevin is one of 39 people that have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and lived to tell his story. Kevin is a storyteller at heart. He is a best selling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. Listen to this fast paced podcast and be inspired.

  • Jason Patton

    Jason Patton

    01/03/2020 Duration: 33min

    Episode 201 is Jason Patton. If you have never seen Fire Department Chronicles on your favorite social media platform, you are missing out. Jason is a 12-year Firefighter/Paramedic. He started Fire Department chronicles in 2016 to bring laughter to his fellow brothers and sisters. Jason has become very passionate about first responder mental health and creating change in the way we look at treating mental health in First Responders. We chat about all of the above, coffee,  and you will hear the passion that Jason has for the profession and the ability to make you laugh.

  • Jake Jones

    Jake Jones

    15/02/2020 Duration: 33min

    Episode 200: Jake Jones is a Paramedic in the UK and has written a book called "Can You Hear Me" Jake Jones is his penned name and we discuss why he uses a pseudonym. EMS is Jake's second career. Why choose EMS? Jake answers this question and the reason why he chose EMS. Jake provides an insider look into EMS in the UK with this book. Each Episode (Chapters) in the book provides the reader with intimate details, challenges and the reality of the job. The book is not available in the United States as of this airing. The book is available via the publisher Quercus.Note: This is Medic2Medic Podcast's 200 Episode. The little podcast has allowed me to explore, meet new friends and colleagues, present at a national conference, learn, and hopefully entertain and provide a voice for those in this great profession of EMS and Public Safety.  I want to thank my family, Cary Area EMS, guests, listeners, and the EMS Podcast Community for the support. I am humbled and grateful. Keep listening. 

  • Greg Howard

    Greg Howard

    19/01/2020 Duration: 30min

    Episode 199 is Greg Howard. Greg is the Director of Sales for emsCharts. Greg has over 15 years dedicated to the improvement of healthcare through data. Greg is also from Pittsburgh and we got to talk about our early careers in Pittsburgh and how our paths are very similar. We talk about his path in EMS, emsCharts start, and EMS data and what we should be using the data for. 

  • Ron Stewart

    Ron Stewart

    12/01/2020 Duration: 49min

    I am home recovering from rotator surgery. The other day I was lucky to catch the first 2 episodes of Emergency!. I got to thinking about that pioneering show. As I was listening to the politician try to convince Dr. Bracket to testify and called him a pioneer of Emergency Medicine. In this re-podcast, I had the honor to talk with a pioneer of EMS and Emergency Medicine Dr. Ron Stewart. I am double lucky as he was one of my medical directors and mentors in my career. I am humbled that I have had 2 guests connected to the show Emergency (Randolph Mantooth is #30) on Medic2Medic. Dr. Stewart played a key role in the show as you will hear as well as many accomplishments in EMS and Emergency Medicine. 

  • Curt Varone

    Curt Varone

    22/12/2019 Duration: 38min

    Episode 198 is Curt Varone. Curt has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 years as a practicing attorney. Curt retired after 29 years as a Deputy Assistant Chief. Our discussion surrounds the arming of firefighters. Besides this hot topic, we talk about his career, his two books he wrote, and being an attorney.

  • Safe Call Now: Michael Maini and Dan Phillips

    Safe Call Now: Michael Maini and Dan Phillips

    08/12/2019 Duration: 47min

    Episode 197 is Safe Call Now. Michael Maini and Dan Phillips are part of this Peer Support driven program. Michael and Dan have extensive law enforcement experience and each has their own story that leads them to Safe Call Now.  Safe Call Now is a confidential comprehensive 24-Hour crisis referral service for all public safety professionals and their families. Michael and Dan discuss their careers, own battles, the start of Safe Call Now and why this crisis line is different. If you need to talk to someone you can call Safe Call Now at 206-459-3020

  • Eric Chase

    Eric Chase

    24/11/2019 Duration: 53min

    Episode 196 is Eric Chase. Eric's story is a fascinating one that has helped him to find his joy in life. His path through the Army, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and EMS is just part of the story. After having a heart attack in his 30s to suffering a cardiac arrest a few years later and how he bounced back from obstacles is worth the listen. Find out how he did this and found his joy that led to the creation of EMSIMPROV.

  • Dan DeGryse

    Dan DeGryse

    10/11/2019 Duration: 40min

    Mental health and wellbeing of EMS, Police, Firefighters, and Telecommunicators continues to be a subject that we either talk about or ignore. The public safety arena is making small inroads.  Here is a re-podcast of Dan DeGryse who is making a difference. Episode 104: Chief Dan DeGryse from the Chicago Fire Department joins the podcast this week. Chief DeGryse has 28 years with CFD and holds the rank as Battalion Chief/EMT. What is unique about Chief DeGryse is that he is the Director of the Rosecrance Florian Program. Rosecrance is a leading provider of behavioral health services with nationally recognized addiction treatment programs. Rosecrance is a place for veterans and public safety providers can go to who needs help. The Chief shares his start at CFD and his career path. He shares his personal story and how that led him to become the Coordinator of the Chicago Firefighters' Union Local 2 Employee Assistance Program for 14 years. You will hear during our conversation the importance of firefighter and E

  • David LaCombe

    David LaCombe

    27/10/2019 Duration: 30min

    Episode 195: David LaCombe is the Vice President of Prehospital Programs at Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) a partnership between the American Heart Association and Laerdal Medical.  David worked in Emergency Medical Services for 25 years as a paramedic, educator, and senior leader.  David is leading a breakthrough effort to double survival from witnessed out of hospital cardiac arrest. We discuss David's passion for cardiac arrest survival, partnerships, Resuscitation Academies, RQI, and how he became involved in EMS. 

  • Clincy

    Clincy

    20/10/2019 Duration: 46min

    Episode 194: Ben Clincy is a full-time paramedic as well as a writer/artist and the creator of the popular comic strip “EMScapades". He’s also the star of the “EMScapades: OFF DUTY” podcast and a stand-up comedian who’s performed in clubs, colleges, theatres, bars, and other venues nationwide for more than 14 years. Clincy discusses EMS, life as a comedian, behind the scenes of one of his gigs, the creation of his popular comic strip, and his podcast. Visit his website at EMScapades.com.

  • Ernesto Rodriguez

    Ernesto Rodriguez

    06/10/2019 Duration: 37min

    Episode 193 is Ernesto Rodriguez. Chief Rodriquez is the Chief of the Austin-Travis County EMS service in Austin, Texas. He has over 38 years of experience in EMS. Chief Rodriguez is one of six Improvement Advisors in the nation who specialize in emergency medical services and has completed training through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He has introduced improvement science to Austin-TravisCounty EMS and has developed an Improvement Team within the agency.  The assaults that keep occurring to our EMS providers continue to rise and Chief Rodriguez is seeing this in his organization. The percentage of his staff being assaulted may shock you. We discuss what the Chief is doing to about this growing problem. We also discuss his career, leadership, and the Austin-Travis County EMS System. 

  • Tammie Bullard

    Tammie Bullard

    22/09/2019 Duration: 34min

    Episode 192 is Tammie Bullard. Tammie is a Paramedic in Perth, Western Australia. Tammie is also the author of the book "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (GBU) Paramedic". Her passion for paramedicine is getting people talking about the guts of their role. Not talking up the impressive things they’ve done, not talking over and over about the things that frustrate them, but talking openly and honestly about what their best needs to look like and what they need in order to get there. Without professing to know the answers, her scribbled notes, collected over several years and resulting from countless conversations with hundreds of paramedics, have been gathered together in the shape of The GBU Approach and this book.  We talk about the book, her entrance into EMS, EMS in Austalia, and her academic journey to become a Paramedic.

  • Jonathan Studnek

    Jonathan Studnek

    15/09/2019 Duration: 41min

    Episode 191 is Jonathan Studnek. Jonathan is currently the Deputy Director of Operations for the Mecklenburg EMS Agency. In this position, he is responsible for leading the deployment and utilization of over 350 EMTs and paramedics as well as over 40 tele-communicators. Jonathan is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and overseeing a comprehensive strategy for performance improvement, clinical education, and human resources within the Agency. Our discussion includes his new role as Deputy Director, the challenges of leading a large organization, MEDIC (Mecklenburgh EMS), EMS degrees, research, and his stint at the National Registry.  Note: Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) has served as Mecklenburg County’s EMS agency since 1978. Medic is the busiest EMS Agency in the State of North Carolina, with over 600 employees and a fleet of 109 agency vehicles. Medic personnel processed 155,526 calls (an average of 426 per day) resulting in 117,321 transports.

  • Dan Cohen

    Dan Cohen

    01/09/2019 Duration: 33min

    Episode 190 is Dan Cohen. Dan has been with Williamson County EMS for 14 years. He produces distributive education and manages media. His EMS journey began like many of his generation, watching "Emergency". Dan takes an unusual path into EMS as becoming a photojournalist first for Time, Forbes, and BusinessWeek. Dan is blending videography and Paramedicine to tell the story of EMS in Central Texas. Dan and I discuss his path into EMS, Williamson County EMS, and the interesting article he wrote about "Silos" and the impact they have both personally and in EMS. 

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