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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.

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...


Aug 17, 2022

Sometimes the solution seems like it should be simple: Just stop the bleeding. But what happens when the injury is the internal jugular vein and the usual interventions either won't work, will cause other damage, or are simply impractical? The AMPED team discusses this case with unique and perplexing challenges,...


Jul 20, 2022

First responders see the unique, the unusual, the horrifying and the heartbreaking on a regular basis. On some calls, all the breaks go your way. On other calls, anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. That's the cost of experience. On this episode of AMPED, our team discusses an accident involving a rock crusher...


Jun 15, 2022

What do you do when you receive a patient who is in critical cardiac condition after being in jail? Did they already have a heart disease that is getting worse? Or was it something they took? Or was it a prescribed medicine that they couldn't take? Regardless, it can be a struggle to find an answer.  At this point...


May 18, 2022

Did you misread that title? Maybe you did and maybe you didn't. Emergency medicine requires our professionals to work from limited information and rely on instincts and assessment to diagnose and treat a patient. This usually leads our team down the right path, but sometimes leads them astray and takes them down...