Artificial pancreas technology approved, race-based ER pediatric treatment, managing pain for dementia patients, and we’ll take a look at what it takes to start a new community paramedic program with a special segment from the Physio-Control podcast studio at EMS World Expo. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

MedicCast Episode 355

paramedic girl blondeGood 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. There’s a great show coming up for you this week including several news items looking at discrepancies in how certain at risk patient populations are treated by health care professionals. Then, after the news, we’ll take a look at another segment recorded at EMS World Expo last month in Las Vegas where we chatted with some folks from Acadian Ambulance Service about how they’re proceeding with starting a community paramedicine program in their service areas. Stay tuned for that 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.

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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.

Stay tuned here as well starting in next week’s episode as I begin to bring you items from our podcast studio at EMS World Expo, sponsored by Physio-Control. With the other ProMed Network EMS podcasters we had a bunch of great interviews and panel discussions, so stay tuned to the MedicCast in the coming weeks. I’ll get into this week’s news coming up next but please remember to support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here on the MedicCast.


Medtronic’s Artificial Pancreas with Threshold Suspend Gets FDA Approval

Kids’ race may play a role in ER treatment for pain

Pain management difficult for stoic residents, those with dementia, study finds


Tip of the Week: Creating a Community Paramedic Program

What’s it take to start a Community Paramedic Program? Check out this special conference segment of the MedicCast from EMS World Expo 2013 in the Physio-Control Podcast Studio. Joining me on this episode is EMS and Nursing Consultant Anne Robinson Montera from, Richard Belle, Education Manager from Acadian Ambulance and Faye Bryant, a nurse and EMS Clinical Services Administrator at Acadian Ambulance. Richard and Faye are working on implementing a program in their system and joined us to chat about their progress and propose and discuss some steps for moving forward.

Thanks to Physio-Control for sponsoring the ProMed Network podcast studio at EMS World Expo

Tip of the Week Links

Home : Acadian Ambulance : Division of Acadian Companies

Community Paramedic site

The MedicCast | Community Paramedicine Progress Update and Episode 291

Medtronic Philanthropy


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