Paramedic TV show for kids, voice activated patient documentation, child abuse on the rise and we’re going to take a look at hydrocarbon toxicity and a special segment with our good friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center. If that’s what you’re looking for you found it right here on the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 304

Good day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic. I’d like to welcome all of you to the program this week. We have a great show coming up for you with some good EMS news items and also visiting with our friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center. She called and we had a great phone conversation about hydrocarbon toxicity. That’s all coming up later on in this episode.

I want to remind you to check out the additional resources, links to the news items and everything else available for you over at the MedicCast blog at Head over there find all that information and follow up on it. You know I cover a lot of things in each episode of the MedicCast but it’s your job to make sure you understand fully how to apply them to your scope of practice and what you do in EMS.

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EMS World Expo on the Way

I want to remind you to check out the information on how you can get to EMS World Expo and get into the exhibit hall for free. If you live in New Orleans or somewhere down there, or you’re thinking about heading down there I can get you into the exhibit hall show floor for free. You can get into the exhibits all three days for free using the promo code FP50. Use FP 50 when you checkout at

Physio-ControlWe do want to thank Physio-Control for being the sponsor of our podcast studio all three days there. If you haven’t already done so, check out their page over on Facebook. You can do that and the say thanks to them for sponsoring our shows. Also, use the Promo Code FP50 at when you check out to get free exhibit hall access passes for the conference.

Paramedic TV Show For Kids

It’s always nice to kick off with a happy news item here on the MedicCast. This week we have a great article from the West Midlands in the UK where paramedics actually have a TV show for kids. It features real paramedics showing kids what it’s like to have an emergency ride in an ambulance and go to the hospital.

Voice Recognition and EMS Patient Care

I’m a big Star Trek fan. One of the things I love about that show is they just talk to their computers. I mean how cool would that be. We’re getting pretty close to having something like that happening. Those of you out there that have iPhones and talk to Siri all the time know what I mean.

Wouldn’t it be great if you’re in the back of an ambulance and rather than taking time out from your busy taking care of patient to type something into the computer you just dictate the patient care report information to a computer while the call is going on. This is a lot better than trying to remember everything you did two hours later when you’re back in station and you’re writing all your reports.

Severe Child Abuse Increasing

Finally in the news an alarming item that is drawing some conflict out of previous reports on child abuse. For the last 10 years or so, social services have being continually reporting that child abuse cases are on the decline. We have all been counting this a great public health win! However, Yale University went out and looked at the types of injuries and reports of injuries being sent in by emergency departments related to children and what they found was that the most serious forms of child abuse are actually on the rise. In some cases increasing nearly 10%.


EMS Hydrocarbon Toxicity Review

This week we have Lisa Booze joining us from the Maryland Poison Center again. Lisa’s a good friend of ours and she has been bringing great poison center related information to us on the show here for, I think, four years. We always look forward to hearing from Lisa. She’s back this week talking to us about hydrocarbon toxicity. This is most often related to aspiration of some kind of hydrocarbon.

Hydrocarbon Toxicity Links

eMedicine on Hydrocarbon Toxicity Treatment

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Hydrocarbon Toxicity


Contact the MedicCast

Take a look at these articles. You can find these links at the MedicCast site ( in the shownotes for this episode. Get back to me. Let me know what you think about these news items by email at or sending a message via Facebook( or Twitter (

EMS World Expo Promo Code

EMS World ExpoI do want to remind you to get together with your colleagues and figure out how you can get the EMS World Expo in October. We’re going to be there again broadcasting live in the podcast studio recorded right there on the show floor. You can come by, sit in the social media lounge right next-door. We have comfortable chairs and free Wi-Fi. Listen to the shows while they’re going on and get a chance to meet me and the other EMS podcasters like Chris Montera Greg Friese and they’ll all be there. You also want to get into the exhibit hall and check out all of the amazing devices, tools, and new inventions for EMS.

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