Med-Math-3D1-202x300Twitter predicts ER crowds, checking out the EMS service of the year, choosing your ambulance service level, and we’ll visit with Dr. Ryan Gerecht about the prehospital use of TXA in trauma patients. If that’s what you’re looking for, you found it, right here on this week’s episode of the MedicCast.

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MedicCast Episode 437

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. In this week’s EMS news items we’ll take a look at several news items as usual including a novel piece of research that looks at how Twitter and other social media data could be used to predict emergency room peak patient flow.

Then in the special interview segment this week from EMS Today back in February, Chris Montera from the EMS Garage sat down with Dr. Ryan Gerecht to talk about the use of TXA in prehospital trauma patients. Will this be coming to a drug bag in your service? We’ll find out later in the show after the news.

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I got an email from EMT audience member Josh who wanted to thank me for the show each week and to ask for a shout out to his service and their paramedic partners. So to the gang at Ambitrans Naples, I offer you kudos on the hard work you do and hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season safely. Take care and keep checking out the MedicCast! That’s it for this part of the show, let’s get ready for the news coming right up!

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EMS News

Using Social Media to Predict ER Overcrowding

EMS Service of the Year Glacier County EMS

Deciding on Higher Taxes or Less Ambulance Services


Tip of the Week: Using TXA in the Prehospital Setting

paramedic-IV-medicationAt the EMS Today conference in Baltimore back in February, some truly amazing speakers addressed the crowds of EMS providers there. Chris Montera, host at the EMS Garage podcast, sat down in the Physio-Control Podcast Studio with EMS medical director Dr. Ryan Gerecht. Dr. Gerecht started out his career in EMS as a volunteer EMT and was at EMS Today to talk about the prehospital use of TXA in EMS trauma cases. TXA is an anti-fibrinolytic. It stops your body from breaking down clots which is important in cases of trauma. Check out the segment with Chris and Dr. Gerecht.

Thanks again to Physio-Control, EMS Today and JEMS for having our podcast studio in their exhibit hall. Find all the segments we shot from the conference here and at the ProMed Network at


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