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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.

Apr 20, 2022

First responders and clinicians often see things that are unimaginable to the average person as a part of their jobs. Yes, this is the nature of the work, but first responders and clinicians are human, and sometimes what they see affects them deeply. First responders have a 2.5x increased risk of suicide compared to...


Mar 16, 2022

When a tornado strikes and causes a mass casualty incident (MCI), how does the team integrate itself into a larger team of first responders doing a variety of different jobs? How does the team arrive on scene when flight is impossible? And upon successfully saving one life, how does the team reconcile that success with...


Feb 16, 2022

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast 

Pediatric airway management is always a stressful procedure, particularly during transport when the risk of dislodgement increases.  That fear of dislodging the airway can quickly change from securing the device to a "rat’s nest" of methods.  In this episode the AMPED team...


Jan 12, 2022

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast 

The second of a two part series, our team recaps the pertinent data from our flight team, discusses where their assumptions were wrong, prescribes solutions for avoiding similar mistakes in the future, and wraps up what was a fascinating case. Did you figure out where the team...


Dec 22, 2021

Air Methods Prehospital EDucation Podcast 

The anchoring effect is a cognitive bias that describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information offered (the “anchor”) when making decisions. On this first of a two-part episode of AMPED, our team discusses treating a possible...