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This is the AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital EDucation) podcast brought to you by Air Methods, a leader in air medical transport, with the mission to deliver critical care discussion and content to both the prehospital and in-hospital care providers through clinician interviews and expert clinical commentary.

Jan 18, 2023

It's a different type of episode today on AMPED. We're joined by Ridley Barron, a Senior Pastor at Grove Hill Church in Chapel Hill, TN, and motivational speaker. He tells an incredible story about how his life was changed in a split second via car accident, shares the harrowing journey in the hospital that happened...


Dec 21, 2022

Pregnancy complications are always difficult to manage.  Managing these complications in the air puts a whole new spin on the topic.  In this episode the AMPED team discusses a case in which Air Methods crew members had to transfer a patient with an abrupted placenta AND an open abdomen.  We discuss the similarities in...


Nov 16, 2022

WARNING: This episode features discussion of depression and suicide. If you, or someone you know is suffering from depression or considering suicide, please seek professional help or call the National Suicide Hotline by dialing 988. Remember, you matter.

A mantra of the Navy SEALS is, "Slow is smooth. Smooth is...


Oct 19, 2022

In the movie Jurassic Park, Dr. Ian Malcolm (played by Jeff Goldblum) says this about the butterfly effect as it relates to chaos theory, "A butterfly can flap its wings in [Beijing], and in Central Park, you get rain instead of sunshine.” The metaphor is used to describe how seemingly minor events can have grand...


Sep 21, 2022

We have talked on this show before about the complexity that can arise after suffering a stroke... but what if the patient also goes into pre-term labor while suffering the stroke? What interventions do you do? Which issue do you tackle first? What if your transport occupancy doubles mid-flight? Our team is...