Kids, hypertension, and stroke, ambulance box through the window, attitude and cardiac events, plus we’ll look at the COPD patient in the tip of the week this week. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 345

Senior Woman Outside with Seated Man Wearing Oxygen Tubes.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. We’ve got a great episode coming up this week. I will be bringing you some interesting news and commentary this week on how one’s attitude affects how we manage our patients can manage cardiac risk. Then, after the news, I bring you this week’s tip of the week on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in a review for EMS providers and other medical pros. All of that is coming up next here on the MedicCast.

Before we get to that though, please make sure you check out the links and additional information available for you over at the MedicCast blog at There’s a show notes link at the top of the page. Click that link and it will take you right to the most recent episode and you can scroll down there to find any previous episode. There’s also a search box there for you on the right if you are looking for something in particular. Take some time and make sure you follow up on the information you get on the show and understand how it applies to your EMS practice and protocols.

If you want to get back in touch with me, make sure you do so. You can email me at Shoot me an email with your comments and questions on the shows, or you can send me suggestions and interview ideas for future episodes. Either way, I work to respond back to every email that comes in and I’ll get back to you as well so keep those emails coming in. Also, if you’re an android user or iPhone or iPad owner, check out the brand new free MedicCast App. Get the free MedicCast app from the Google play store. Get the free MedicCast EMS app for iOS.

Come See Us At EMS World Expo in Vegas!

That’s enough contact info. Don’t forget, the ProMed Network Podcast Studio will be recording Live at EMS World Expo in Las Vegas coming up in September. If you’re going to be there, I want to see you at the booth. Come by and make sure you come up and say Hi! I look forward to the opportunity to meet some of the awesome MedicCast audience.

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U.S. Kids’ Hypertension and Stroke Risk

EMS Education in “Real” Ambulance

Positive Attitude and Reduced Cardiac Risks


Tip of the Week: The COPD Patient for EMS Providers

The COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patient is one we see all too often in the back of our ambulances. What do we know about these patients and how often do we review that information for best practices and how we treat them? I thought this would be a great review episode for the tip of the week here on the MedicCast. So let’s jump in and look at these emphysema and chronic bronchitis patients with COPD and how we deal with them on our units.

Tip of the Week Links

CDC – COPD Home Page – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


COPD, Learn More Breathe Better, NHLBI, NIH

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): MedlinePlus



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