Assaulted EMTs fighting back, migraines, women and heart disease, a virtual heart reveals A-Fib secrets and we’re going to check back in with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center on some things called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis and Opioid Hearing Loss. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 320

EMS HiVis StethoscopeGood day and welcome to this week’s episode of the MedicCast. I’m your host, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and I’d like to welcome you to this week’s show. I hope you’re looking forward to this week’s show as much as I am. We’ll dig into a recent high profile story on an EMT assault and the lax penalties associated with such attacks then we’ll visit again with Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center.

First, though, please follow up on all of the information in this episode over at the MedicCast blog at You’ll find a show notes link right at the top of the page that will take you right to the most recent episode and then you can scroll down to find other episode from previous weeks. There are links to everything we talk about in every episode there so you can follow up on all of the tips, news items and in this week’s show, special product innovators.

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Assaults on EMS Providers Cry For Justice

We’ll kick off the news this week with a story that is probably all too familiar for some of us in EMS, an assault on an EMT.

Women with Migraines and Heart Attacks

Next up is an interesting cardiovascular disease and migraine study from the ongoing Women’s Health Study that collects data from over 28,000 women.

Virtual Heart Model Shines Light on A-Fib

Finally in the news this week is a pretty cool technology innovation, a virtual heart model that may help us understand the causes of a common cardiovascular problem, Atrial Fibrillation.


Tip of the Week: Cannabinoid Hyperemesis & Opioid Hearing Loss

For this week’s tip of the week, we’ll check back in with our good friend Lisa Booze from the Maryland Poison Center on this round’s toxicology tidbit. Lisa brings something to the show today that I had never heard of and I’ll bet most of you haven’t either, cannabinoid hyperemesis. This disorder is cropping up in ER’s more frequently and you might see it in the field, too. Lisa also talks about another drug related puzzler, opioid hearing loss. Here’s that recorded phone call with Lisa.

Tip of the Week Links

Maryland Poison Center on Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Research

NCPIC on Cannabinoid Hyperemesis

Auditory sensitivity in opiate addicts


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