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Are you an EMT or paramedic student? A newbie, probie or FNG just hitting the street in EMS? Maybe you’re an EMS veteran: salty, grizzled or just toasty around the edges? The Medic Up! podcast has something for you! Join us for a mix of education, entertainment and just the right amount of EMS war stories to keep you coming back.

Latest Episodes

Ep. 27 Jessica Arno aka @combatmidwife

I’m joined on the podcast by Jessica Arno to share tales of catching babies & teaching US service members the best in combat casualty care. Jessica has been affectionately dubbed: “The Combat Midwife’ by the over 10,000 US Army combat medics she has taught since 2004. She’s a Certified Professional Midwife, Paramedic, & EMS educator who has a passion for OB/Gyn and pediatric emergencies. Jessica has been instructing classes for Midwives, EMTs and Paramedics, for over 10 years. Recently, Jessica has taught at the E.C.H.O. annual conference, which stands for Every Coast Helicopter Operations and EMS Pro Expo. There Jessica discussed prehospital OB topics that included: breech and shoulder dystocia deliveries in the field setting and assessment and management of postpartum hemorrhage. She has also written for EMS World Magazine regarding OB/Gyn emergencies and EMS engagement with out of hospital birth providers teaching EMS how to navigate the out of hospital birth transfer. So, listen up as Jessica aka the Combat Midwife gives us some tips and tricks for reducing anxiety and setting yourself and your patients up for success during out of hospital births and transfers. Ladies and gentlemen, The Combat Midwife: Jessica Arno Jessica Arno aka @combatmidwife Follow Jessica Arno on Instagram by clicking on @combatmidwife Read her article in EMS World here: Don’t Forget to check out our sponsors Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfitters Fuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have to take care of yourself before you can help others. We are First Responder owned. All designs are created and printed by us in the USA. We ARE our own quality control. “Be the Solution, not the Problem.” Medical Gear Outfitters is owned and operated by a paramedic with a mission to equip individuals with top quality supplies, training and mindset they need to empower themselves to respond in an emergency. “You never know when you will be the First Responder.” Click here for 10% off your order. Always free shipping! DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressedon the Medic Up! Podcast are those of the individual host and guest (s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position ofthe host’s or guest’semployer(s).Any content provided by our guests are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything anywhere. The Medic Up! Podcast is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in the podcast series available for listening or reading on this site. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate, inform and entertain. This podcast series does not constitute other professional advice or services.

80 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ep. 27 Jessica Arno aka @combatmidwife

Ep. 26 Alaina’s 1st Year as a Paramedic.

First of all, Happy Birthday to us! The Medic Up! Podcast is turning 3 years old this month and if you’ve listened from the beginning or you’re a die hard follower (all 6 of you) then you know that the Medic Up! Podcast started with a series I loosely termed “The Student Project.” I interviewed a series of my prior graduates from their respective cohorts. The interviews spanned from a brand new 6-month paramedic at the end of his probationary period all the way to a 5 year paramedic who graduated from my 1st cohort when I started teaching as full time faculty at my 2 year technical college in the Upstate of South Carolina. On this episode, Alaina sits down with me to talk about her first year as a paramedic. She’s a 2018 graduate who was awarded our program’s Outstanding Student of the Class and was also recognized as going “Above and Beyond” for her part in an off-duty tourniquet save. The format of this episode follows the “Student Project” series so if you’re a new EMT thinking about medic school or you just started medic school or you’ve been in EMS a while and are thinking of moving on, listen to the excitement and motivation in Alaina’s voice as she talks about her 1st year as a paramedic and then tell me you’re not excited, recharged and renewed, I dare you!! Don’t Forget to check out our sponsors Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfitters Fuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have to take care of yourself before you can help others. We are First Responder owned. All designs are created and printed by us in the USA. We ARE our own quality control. “Be the Solution, not the Problem.” Medical Gear Outfitters is owned and operated by a paramedic with a mission to equip individuals with top quality supplies, training and mindset they need to empower themselves to respond in an emergency. “You never know when you will be the First Responder.” Click here for 10% off your order. Always free shipping! DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressedon the Medic Up! Podcast are those of the individual host and guest (s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position ofthe host’s or guest’semployer(s).Any content provided by our guests are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything anywhere. The Medic Up! Podcast is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in the podcast series available for listening or reading on this site. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate, inform and entertain. This podcast series does not constitute other professional advice or services.

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ep. 26 Alaina’s 1st Year as a Paramedic.

Ep. 25 Bill Harris First CARE Provider Pt.2

Bill Harris and I finish our conversation about bleeding control, discuss some roadblocks to delivering courses like Stop the Bleed and Bill outlines the future of First CARE Provider including the First CARE Project that donates a bleeding control kit to a classroom for every bleeding control kit that is purchased through First CARE Provider. May is National Stop the Bleed Month so find a class and get trained. Grab a friend and take the course together. Spread the word to your friends, co-workers and congregation. Get trained. Get empowered to stop the bleed and save a life! About Bill Harris: Bill Harris is a twenty-year, US Navy Veteran, with multiple combat tours to the Middle East. Bill brings a broad base of combat medical knowledge and experience. His deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, as well as serving in Iceland.He spent eight years serving beside US Marines as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, and seven years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (D...

40 MINAPR 18
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Ep. 25 Bill Harris First CARE Provider Pt.2

Ep. 24 Bill Harris: First Care Provider Co-Founder Pt. 1

May is National Stop the Bleed Month month so, Bill Harris from First CARE Provider sat down to talk about the Stop the Bleed initiative and the innovative things that the First CARE Provider organization is doing to empower individuals to provide care in the event of a trauma emergency. About Bill Harris: Bill Harris is a twenty-year, US Navy Veteran, with multiple combat tours to the Middle East. Bill brings a broad base of combat medical knowledge and experience. His deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, as well as serving in Iceland.He spent eight years serving beside US Marines as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, and seven years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU.)Since retirement in 2010 he has trained military members, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other government agency personnel in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and Active Shooter Tactical Response. He currently teaches at a Federa...

45 MINAPR 12
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Ep. 24 Bill Harris: First Care Provider Co-Founder Pt. 1

Ep. 23 “Top 10” Questions E.D. Nurses Have About Paramedics aka: “What Do Medics Even Do, Bro?”

Nurse Chelsie was kind enough to answer my questions about nursing for the “April Fools” episode. If you haven’t listened to Episode 21: “Medic Up! to Nursing Bridge Program aka: Chris from @Medic Up! is Going to Nursing School” go listen. Then go listen to Episode 22: “Medics and Nurses” to find out some of the nice things nurses say about EMTs and Medics when they’re not around.Well, now it’s my turn to answer some questions nurses have about EMTs, paramedic and EMS in general. Real talk ya’ll. If you’ve been in EMS more than 10 minutes, each one of Chelsie’s questions are 100% relatable and spot on! If you’re in EMS and these questions don’t make you laugh, ask your partner to adjust the stick in your ass and lighten up. Enjoy. From the “ambulance chaser” blog: A paragod is typically a new paramedic (less than 3 years typically) who have the attitude that they can do no wrong since they are now a paramedic. They often ignore or belittle EMTs because they aren’t p...

31 MINAPR 4
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Ep. 23 “Top 10” Questions E.D. Nurses Have About Paramedics aka: “What Do Medics Even Do, Bro?”

Ep. 22 Medics and Nurses with Nurse Trish from The Honest Nurse Podcast

In the world there are things that seem to just go together. Peanut butter and jelly, cops and doughnuts, firefighters and recliners (errr, I mean Dalmations) and medics and nurses. Nurse Trish from The Honest Nurse Podcast and Medic Up! have collaborated to deep dive in to the enigma of the dynamic between EMTs /Paramedics and nurses. Listen as some of Nurse Trish’s followers, predominantly nurses, break down what it’s like to work and interact with paramedics on the daily. It’s about to get real boys and girls. No holds barred real talk from nurses about what they really think of EMTs and Medics. Check out The Honest Nurse Podcast wherever you get your podcast content: iTunesGoogle PodcastsInstagram Also don’t forget about our sponsors: Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfittersFuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have...

20 MINAPR 2
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Ep. 22 Medics and Nurses with Nurse Trish from The Honest Nurse Podcast

Ep. 21 Medic Up! To Nursing Bridge Program aka: Chris @Medic Up! is Going to Nursing School

As many of you know I am an EMS educator. I am the Academic Program Director for a 2-year Technical College in the Upstate of South Carolina. This year is my 27th of EMS. In the last several months I’ve done some serious soul searching. I’ve recognized the writing on the wall and it’s time to move on. I’m starting to feel the effects of 20+ years of EMS both mentally, physically and financially. So, I applied and was accepted to nursing school via a paramedic to RN bridge program. I’ve witnessed several of my former students be successful so, I’m taking the plunge. Starting in May with a Fundamentals of Nursing class which everyone tells me is a course on how to properly wash my hands. Anyway, I wanted to get an idea of what I could really expect from my nursing classes and what it will really be like once I graduate. I sat down with one of our local nurses from the ED to get my questions answered. Chelise is what we as paramedics call “Jam Up.” She’s an ED nurse with an IC...

20 MINAPR 1
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Ep. 21 Medic Up! To Nursing Bridge Program aka: Chris @Medic Up! is Going to Nursing School

Ep.20 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. Pt. 2 aka: “Batbelts and Bleeding Control Courses”

Part 2 with our friend from the Interwebz, Katie Contreras (kmcontreras8) Mostly, it’s a lot of Katie and Dietrich making fun of my batbelt. It’s rambling and I don’t even know why you’re listening. Come for the rambling shit talk, stay for the “self-applied-NPA” reference. Also don’t forget about our sponsors: Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfittersFuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have to take care of yourself before you can help others. We are First Responder owned. All designs are created and printed by us in the USA. We ARE our own quality control. “Be the Solution, not the Problem.” Medical Gear Outfitters is owned and operated by a paramedic with a mission to equip individuals with top quality supplies, training and mindset they need to empower themselves to respond in an emergency. “You never know whe...

44 MINMAR 28
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Ep.20 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. Pt. 2 aka: “Batbelts and Bleeding Control Courses”

Ep.19 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. aka: “The Internet Friends Episode” Pt.1

A few weeks back one of our “Internet Friends” Katie Contreras stopped by the Medic Up! Studios to hang out while she was checking out #yeahthatgreenville. Katie is an Education and Training Lieutenant for San Marcos County EMS in Texas. The three of us share a lot of the same interests and have very similar backgrounds. While we were coordinating her visit to the Medic Up Studios we realized that we had actually met Katie, in real life, about 2 years ago when @skinnymedic and I competed in the National Tactical Medical Competiton in Charlotte, NC. So after navigating a few (many) technical difficulties we sat around and talked into the microphones for a while. Our conversation jumps around from education, Stop the Bleed, Internet tourniquet battles, different names for Whackers and what’s in Dietrich’s truck. We re-tell the “How @skinnymedic and I met BEFORE he was the @skinnymedic. I name drop another podcaster (Ginger, you ROCK!) People, I don’t even know why you’re listen...

48 MINMAR 21
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Ep.19 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. aka: “The Internet Friends Episode” Pt.1

Ep. 18 Special Forces Medic: Tyr aka Charlie Martel aka @redleader_standingby

Since starting the Medic Up! Podcast it has amazed me what you get if you just ask. I have followed @redleader_standingby since about mid-2017 when he posted a photo essay to his Instagram that depicted an elective field amputation of an Afgan national in 2003 near the Pakistan border. I was impressed by the detail in which he wrote his thoughts about the procedure and how he conducted it in a very resource-limited environment. I was more impressed how he answered questioned posed by many of his IG followers about the medicine. If there is one thing I can attest, it’s that most special forces medics are humble and nerd out over medicine and jump at the chance to pass on lessons hard learned on the battlefield or forward clinic. Mr. Martel also has a way with words. He’s a natural writer and and seems to write the most perfect prose wright when you need to hear it. So, one day I sent a DM through the GRAM and the next thing I know I’m on the phone and pressing record. Give this ep...

46 MINMAR 9
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Ep. 18 Special Forces Medic: Tyr aka Charlie Martel aka @redleader_standingby

Latest Episodes

Ep. 27 Jessica Arno aka @combatmidwife

I’m joined on the podcast by Jessica Arno to share tales of catching babies & teaching US service members the best in combat casualty care. Jessica has been affectionately dubbed: “The Combat Midwife’ by the over 10,000 US Army combat medics she has taught since 2004. She’s a Certified Professional Midwife, Paramedic, & EMS educator who has a passion for OB/Gyn and pediatric emergencies. Jessica has been instructing classes for Midwives, EMTs and Paramedics, for over 10 years. Recently, Jessica has taught at the E.C.H.O. annual conference, which stands for Every Coast Helicopter Operations and EMS Pro Expo. There Jessica discussed prehospital OB topics that included: breech and shoulder dystocia deliveries in the field setting and assessment and management of postpartum hemorrhage. She has also written for EMS World Magazine regarding OB/Gyn emergencies and EMS engagement with out of hospital birth providers teaching EMS how to navigate the out of hospital birth transfer. So, listen up as Jessica aka the Combat Midwife gives us some tips and tricks for reducing anxiety and setting yourself and your patients up for success during out of hospital births and transfers. Ladies and gentlemen, The Combat Midwife: Jessica Arno Jessica Arno aka @combatmidwife Follow Jessica Arno on Instagram by clicking on @combatmidwife Read her article in EMS World here: Don’t Forget to check out our sponsors Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfitters Fuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have to take care of yourself before you can help others. We are First Responder owned. All designs are created and printed by us in the USA. We ARE our own quality control. “Be the Solution, not the Problem.” Medical Gear Outfitters is owned and operated by a paramedic with a mission to equip individuals with top quality supplies, training and mindset they need to empower themselves to respond in an emergency. “You never know when you will be the First Responder.” Click here for 10% off your order. Always free shipping! DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressedon the Medic Up! Podcast are those of the individual host and guest (s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position ofthe host’s or guest’semployer(s).Any content provided by our guests are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything anywhere. The Medic Up! Podcast is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in the podcast series available for listening or reading on this site. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate, inform and entertain. This podcast series does not constitute other professional advice or services.

80 MIN1 weeks ago
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Ep. 27 Jessica Arno aka @combatmidwife

Ep. 26 Alaina’s 1st Year as a Paramedic.

First of all, Happy Birthday to us! The Medic Up! Podcast is turning 3 years old this month and if you’ve listened from the beginning or you’re a die hard follower (all 6 of you) then you know that the Medic Up! Podcast started with a series I loosely termed “The Student Project.” I interviewed a series of my prior graduates from their respective cohorts. The interviews spanned from a brand new 6-month paramedic at the end of his probationary period all the way to a 5 year paramedic who graduated from my 1st cohort when I started teaching as full time faculty at my 2 year technical college in the Upstate of South Carolina. On this episode, Alaina sits down with me to talk about her first year as a paramedic. She’s a 2018 graduate who was awarded our program’s Outstanding Student of the Class and was also recognized as going “Above and Beyond” for her part in an off-duty tourniquet save. The format of this episode follows the “Student Project” series so if you’re a new EMT thinking about medic school or you just started medic school or you’ve been in EMS a while and are thinking of moving on, listen to the excitement and motivation in Alaina’s voice as she talks about her 1st year as a paramedic and then tell me you’re not excited, recharged and renewed, I dare you!! Don’t Forget to check out our sponsors Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfitters Fuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have to take care of yourself before you can help others. We are First Responder owned. All designs are created and printed by us in the USA. We ARE our own quality control. “Be the Solution, not the Problem.” Medical Gear Outfitters is owned and operated by a paramedic with a mission to equip individuals with top quality supplies, training and mindset they need to empower themselves to respond in an emergency. “You never know when you will be the First Responder.” Click here for 10% off your order. Always free shipping! DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressedon the Medic Up! Podcast are those of the individual host and guest (s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position ofthe host’s or guest’semployer(s).Any content provided by our guests are of their opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything anywhere. The Medic Up! Podcast is not responsible for the accuracy of any information contained in the podcast series available for listening or reading on this site. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate, inform and entertain. This podcast series does not constitute other professional advice or services.

52 MIN2 weeks ago
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Ep. 26 Alaina’s 1st Year as a Paramedic.

Ep. 25 Bill Harris First CARE Provider Pt.2

Bill Harris and I finish our conversation about bleeding control, discuss some roadblocks to delivering courses like Stop the Bleed and Bill outlines the future of First CARE Provider including the First CARE Project that donates a bleeding control kit to a classroom for every bleeding control kit that is purchased through First CARE Provider. May is National Stop the Bleed Month so find a class and get trained. Grab a friend and take the course together. Spread the word to your friends, co-workers and congregation. Get trained. Get empowered to stop the bleed and save a life! About Bill Harris: Bill Harris is a twenty-year, US Navy Veteran, with multiple combat tours to the Middle East. Bill brings a broad base of combat medical knowledge and experience. His deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, as well as serving in Iceland.He spent eight years serving beside US Marines as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, and seven years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (D...

40 MINAPR 18
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Ep. 25 Bill Harris First CARE Provider Pt.2

Ep. 24 Bill Harris: First Care Provider Co-Founder Pt. 1

May is National Stop the Bleed Month month so, Bill Harris from First CARE Provider sat down to talk about the Stop the Bleed initiative and the innovative things that the First CARE Provider organization is doing to empower individuals to provide care in the event of a trauma emergency. About Bill Harris: Bill Harris is a twenty-year, US Navy Veteran, with multiple combat tours to the Middle East. Bill brings a broad base of combat medical knowledge and experience. His deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, as well as serving in Iceland.He spent eight years serving beside US Marines as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman, and seven years at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU.)Since retirement in 2010 he has trained military members, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other government agency personnel in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and Active Shooter Tactical Response. He currently teaches at a Federa...

45 MINAPR 12
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Ep. 24 Bill Harris: First Care Provider Co-Founder Pt. 1

Ep. 23 “Top 10” Questions E.D. Nurses Have About Paramedics aka: “What Do Medics Even Do, Bro?”

Nurse Chelsie was kind enough to answer my questions about nursing for the “April Fools” episode. If you haven’t listened to Episode 21: “Medic Up! to Nursing Bridge Program aka: Chris from @Medic Up! is Going to Nursing School” go listen. Then go listen to Episode 22: “Medics and Nurses” to find out some of the nice things nurses say about EMTs and Medics when they’re not around.Well, now it’s my turn to answer some questions nurses have about EMTs, paramedic and EMS in general. Real talk ya’ll. If you’ve been in EMS more than 10 minutes, each one of Chelsie’s questions are 100% relatable and spot on! If you’re in EMS and these questions don’t make you laugh, ask your partner to adjust the stick in your ass and lighten up. Enjoy. From the “ambulance chaser” blog: A paragod is typically a new paramedic (less than 3 years typically) who have the attitude that they can do no wrong since they are now a paramedic. They often ignore or belittle EMTs because they aren’t p...

31 MINAPR 4
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Ep. 23 “Top 10” Questions E.D. Nurses Have About Paramedics aka: “What Do Medics Even Do, Bro?”

Ep. 22 Medics and Nurses with Nurse Trish from The Honest Nurse Podcast

In the world there are things that seem to just go together. Peanut butter and jelly, cops and doughnuts, firefighters and recliners (errr, I mean Dalmations) and medics and nurses. Nurse Trish from The Honest Nurse Podcast and Medic Up! have collaborated to deep dive in to the enigma of the dynamic between EMTs /Paramedics and nurses. Listen as some of Nurse Trish’s followers, predominantly nurses, break down what it’s like to work and interact with paramedics on the daily. It’s about to get real boys and girls. No holds barred real talk from nurses about what they really think of EMTs and Medics. Check out The Honest Nurse Podcast wherever you get your podcast content: iTunesGoogle PodcastsInstagram Also don’t forget about our sponsors: Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfittersFuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have...

20 MINAPR 2
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Ep. 22 Medics and Nurses with Nurse Trish from The Honest Nurse Podcast

Ep. 21 Medic Up! To Nursing Bridge Program aka: Chris @Medic Up! is Going to Nursing School

As many of you know I am an EMS educator. I am the Academic Program Director for a 2-year Technical College in the Upstate of South Carolina. This year is my 27th of EMS. In the last several months I’ve done some serious soul searching. I’ve recognized the writing on the wall and it’s time to move on. I’m starting to feel the effects of 20+ years of EMS both mentally, physically and financially. So, I applied and was accepted to nursing school via a paramedic to RN bridge program. I’ve witnessed several of my former students be successful so, I’m taking the plunge. Starting in May with a Fundamentals of Nursing class which everyone tells me is a course on how to properly wash my hands. Anyway, I wanted to get an idea of what I could really expect from my nursing classes and what it will really be like once I graduate. I sat down with one of our local nurses from the ED to get my questions answered. Chelise is what we as paramedics call “Jam Up.” She’s an ED nurse with an IC...

20 MINAPR 1
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Ep. 21 Medic Up! To Nursing Bridge Program aka: Chris @Medic Up! is Going to Nursing School

Ep.20 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. Pt. 2 aka: “Batbelts and Bleeding Control Courses”

Part 2 with our friend from the Interwebz, Katie Contreras (kmcontreras8) Mostly, it’s a lot of Katie and Dietrich making fun of my batbelt. It’s rambling and I don’t even know why you’re listening. Come for the rambling shit talk, stay for the “self-applied-NPA” reference. Also don’t forget about our sponsors: Fuel the Machine Apparel and Medical Gear outfittersFuel The Machine Apparel is based on the idea of not just a brand, but also a lifestyle. We are pro health, and pro first responder and pro military. Fuel The Machine Apparel believes you have to take care of yourself before you can help others. We are First Responder owned. All designs are created and printed by us in the USA. We ARE our own quality control. “Be the Solution, not the Problem.” Medical Gear Outfitters is owned and operated by a paramedic with a mission to equip individuals with top quality supplies, training and mindset they need to empower themselves to respond in an emergency. “You never know whe...

44 MINMAR 28
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Ep.20 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. Pt. 2 aka: “Batbelts and Bleeding Control Courses”

Ep.19 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. aka: “The Internet Friends Episode” Pt.1

A few weeks back one of our “Internet Friends” Katie Contreras stopped by the Medic Up! Studios to hang out while she was checking out #yeahthatgreenville. Katie is an Education and Training Lieutenant for San Marcos County EMS in Texas. The three of us share a lot of the same interests and have very similar backgrounds. While we were coordinating her visit to the Medic Up Studios we realized that we had actually met Katie, in real life, about 2 years ago when @skinnymedic and I competed in the National Tactical Medical Competiton in Charlotte, NC. So after navigating a few (many) technical difficulties we sat around and talked into the microphones for a while. Our conversation jumps around from education, Stop the Bleed, Internet tourniquet battles, different names for Whackers and what’s in Dietrich’s truck. We re-tell the “How @skinnymedic and I met BEFORE he was the @skinnymedic. I name drop another podcaster (Ginger, you ROCK!) People, I don’t even know why you’re listen...

48 MINMAR 21
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Ep.19 Katie Contreras (@kmcontreras8) – @skinnymedic and Me – Rainy Day Paramedic Ramblings. aka: “The Internet Friends Episode” Pt.1

Ep. 18 Special Forces Medic: Tyr aka Charlie Martel aka @redleader_standingby

Since starting the Medic Up! Podcast it has amazed me what you get if you just ask. I have followed @redleader_standingby since about mid-2017 when he posted a photo essay to his Instagram that depicted an elective field amputation of an Afgan national in 2003 near the Pakistan border. I was impressed by the detail in which he wrote his thoughts about the procedure and how he conducted it in a very resource-limited environment. I was more impressed how he answered questioned posed by many of his IG followers about the medicine. If there is one thing I can attest, it’s that most special forces medics are humble and nerd out over medicine and jump at the chance to pass on lessons hard learned on the battlefield or forward clinic. Mr. Martel also has a way with words. He’s a natural writer and and seems to write the most perfect prose wright when you need to hear it. So, one day I sent a DM through the GRAM and the next thing I know I’m on the phone and pressing record. Give this ep...

46 MINMAR 9
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Ep. 18 Special Forces Medic: Tyr aka Charlie Martel aka @redleader_standingby

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