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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.

Jun 19, 2024

Sometimes the hardest part is the waiting. When our team is dispatched to a scene where a man who does not speak English is trapped inside a confined space with possible crush injuries, hypothermia and hyperkalemia, they must wait for him to be extricated. How do you stand that interminable time? How do you stay ready?...


May 15, 2024

When our team is dispatched in the middle of the night to a hospital that almost never calls them requesting air transport for a case of an obstructed airway that doesn't, at first blush, seem like it warrants it, our team approaches with caution and curiosity. When they arrive, something doesn't add up and they first...


Apr 17, 2024

Any pediatric case comes with a higher degree of tension due to a variety of factors including compensatory responses to distress leading to a precarious "cliff" when those compensatory efforts cease. When our team is dispatched to a 5 year-old child struggling to breathe, yet still shows strong vital signs, how will...


Mar 27, 2024

By necessity, our teams are dispatched to most extreme, most rare, most complex, and sometimes most hopeless-seeming cases any patient could ever experience. It would be easy to look at certain cases - like say, a man whose legs are stuck in a concrete augur on a precarious platform with injuries that are intermingled...


Feb 21, 2024

When an infant patient faces seemingly insurmountable odds over the course of several hours, one of our clinicians suffers a mental health breakdown over the ensuing shifts, days and weeks. Thankfully her team recognized changes in her behavior and mood and offered abundant help. This episode covers not only the case...