Archive for category EMS

The Helicopter

A rant on the delays in activating and launching aeromedical support. In systems where launch is delayed, it is self fulfilling that you will be twiddling your thumbs waiting for the chopper with a dying patient, which makes you very unhappy. But this does not mean the helicopter is the problem, it is your system that is the problem. Thanks

Change in Podcast Format (after all, it’s been four years)

After 110 podcasts and 57,000 downloads, I think it’s time for a change in format. Loyal listeners have noticed a drop in my productivity. This is mostly due to the fact that it is tough to think of something to talk about for 25-30 minutes, that we have not already discussed, and that I can stand talking about again.
So I am going to decrease the duration of the podcasts, and increase their frequency. The podcasts will less often be about global topics (resuscitation, respiratory failure, etc.) and will be about cases or incidents that I have lived through (possibly recently) that I feel can be instructive to the listeners. I would like to spend some time talking about the decision making, and the psychology of evaluating situations and coming up with solutions, rather than telling you things you can read on Wikipedia. I will also talk about situations and incidents that have come to bother me, and where I think we can do better.
Hope you find it worthwhile to listen to. The podcasts will be as long as it takes for me to get the point across, may be 5 minutes (bathroom break) or 20 minutes (ride into work).
Thanks for listening.

Trauma Surgery Primer Part 2

Continuation of discussion of trauma surgery.

Introduction to Trauma Surgery

Introduction to the specialty of trauma surgery. Thanks for listening. JY

Red Teaming Part 2 – Procedures

A discussion of vulnerabilities in procedures. Have a Happy Holiday! JY

Clinical Red Teaming

A discussion of Red Teaming and its possible application to clinical medicine. The music is a flute and sax solo I played live with Green Eggs and Sam on the Dave Matthews Tune #41. Thanks for listening and have a Happy Holiday. JY.

Trauma Systems

Discussion of trauma systems. Thanks for listening. JY

Risk Assessment and Aggressiveness

Discussion of risk assessment and aggressiveness. Also an audio clip from a live performance by me on tenor and Green Eggs and Sam at Trax with Ken Leone on vocals from 10 years ago. Some sax work I’m most proud of. Thanks for listening. JY

Critical Care – Neuro

Discussion of neurologic issues in ICU, mostly focusing on head injury. Thanks for listening.


Critical Care – Respiratory Failure and Ventilators

Beginning discussion of respiratory failure and ventilator management. An original tune I wrote and performed a few years ago at the beginning. Thanks for listening. JY