Treating autistic patients better, suicidal patients and firearms, a nurse practitioner joins the ambulance and we’ll take a look at one of our product innovator picks with Masimo’s iSpO2 pulse oximeter. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 330

ispo2Good 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. We’ve got a great show coming up for you this week including a look at the week in EMS News. We’ll also take a look at EMS Today’s product picks with my pick, iSpO2 mobile pulse oximeter device from Masimo. Steve Heightman from Masimo joins us in our finale episode from EMS Today 2013. All of that coming up soon here on the MedicCast.

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.


Learning to Treat Autistic Patients

First up in the news this week is an interesting article I found at looking at how we handle and treat autistic patients. According to the CDC approximately one out of every 88 children in the US has some level of autism or some diagnosis along the autism spectrum.

Handling Suicidal Patients and Firearms Access

Next up in the news is a look at how we handle depressed and suicidal patients in the type of history taking questions we ask and should be asking them. A study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine says that many emergency department staff members, physicians and nurses, failed to follow up and ask if suicidal patients have access to firearms in their home or vicinity when they’re not in the emergency department.

Nurse Practitioner and EMS Service Join Forces

Finally in the news this week I’ll look at a great program coming out of Mesa Arizona and their unique partnership between the Mesa, Arizona fire department and Mountain Vista Medical Center.


Tip of the Week: Masimo’s Innovative iSpO2 Mobile Device

In this week’s tip of the week we look at the Masimo and their innovative new product the iSpO2 pulse oximeter device. This was my product innovator pick for the EMS Today conference last month in Washington DC. Again I’d like to offer a special thank you to our sponsors for that event for allowing us to come in and bring you the video segments recorded in our podcast studio there at EMS Today.

So a special thank you to Physio–Control, Penwell, EMS Today, and all of the amazing podcasters who joined us in the podcast studio at EMS Today. I am joined in this segment by Chris Montera and Tom Bouthillet, who joined me to talk with Steve Heightman from Masimo about their iSPO2. Let’s get into that segment with Masimo’s Steve Heightman right now.

Tip of the Week Links

iSpO2 on from Masimo


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