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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.

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...


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...