Recognizing and EMS Innovator, new concussion guidelines, Pittsburgh gets community paramedics, and we’ll take a look at a new portable brain scanner to detect brain bleeds with a special segment from EMS Today 2013. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 326

Good 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’ve got a great episode coming up for you this week with several news items to catch your attention with several items on EMS innovations both from individuals and EMS systems. Plus, in this episode, I’ll bring you another special interview segment looking at a new portable brain scanner that could change your head trauma and stroke care recorded at EMS Today 2013. That will come up after this week’s news segments.

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 special segments.

If you  want to get back to me with a comment or question, make sure you shoot me an email. I love to hear from you and I respond back to every email that comes in so keep those email’s coming. You can catch up with me by email at Shoot me an email today! I think that’s enough introduction and contact info. There’ll be some more later on in the show but for now, let’s get on with this episode of the MedicCast and head on in to this week’s news.


David Page Recognized as EMS Innovator

Kicking off the news this week is a report from paramedic David Page’s hometown newspaper on his winning one of this year’s EMS 10 awards. David put together an EMT program at his local community college that targeted disadvantaged teens offering them the opportunity of a career in emergency medical services after their completion of the program.

New Concussion Sports Safety Guidelines

Next up in the news, as the spring high school sports season is well under way, is a story on updates for concussion care in sports. The American Academy of Neurology has issued a new set of concussion guidelines aimed at increasing safety for young athletes.

Pittsburgh and Insurance Team-up for Community Paramedicine

Finally, this week’s news wraps up with an update on programs with community paramedic programs. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s EMS program has announced a partnership with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to provide reimbursement for services rendered by paramedics trained to provide care for individuals with chronic conditions without transporting them to the hospital.


Tip of the Week: Infrascan Portable Brain Scanner

Infrascan-model2000Let’s get in to this week’s tip segment with a special video segment recorded in the podcast studio at EMS Today 2013 in Washington, D.C. A special thank you to EMS Today, and Physio-Control for making this possible. Stay tuned here for all of these segments featured here in episodes on the MedicCast.

In this segment, Chris Montera, host of the EMS Garage podcast is joined by the author Tim Noonan as they interviewed a product innovator about a new tool you might see soon in the back of you ambulance to determine the presence of a brain bleed in trauma and stroke patients. Here’s that interview segment on the Infrascan tool from our podcast studio at EMS Today 2013.

Tip of the Week Links

Infrascanner site


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 (

The MedicCast is a proud member of the ProMed Podcast Network.


MP3 Audio Podcast

Add to          iTunesiTunes | Add to          ZuneZune | Podcast          FeedPodcast | Blog FeedBlog | Follow          on TwitterTwitter | Follow          on FacebookFacebook


Subscribe to the Video Podcast Studio Version

Add to          iTunesiTunes | Add to          ZuneZune | Podcast          FeedVideo Podcast


EMS Manager

This MedicCast Sponsored by

EMS Manager Scheduling Software Solution by Aladtec

and with special promo coupons for the MedicCast audience


Contact Me!

Call the Voice Mail Line — (941) 306-3342

email me at


Until next time, Scene safety, BSI!

Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Share →

Leave a Reply