List of EMT and Paramedic Tips and Meds

This page includes an alphabetical list of each week’s offering and a link to each week’s shownotes entry. EMTs and paramedics will be able to use this as a resource to find specific tips and episodes from the past.

How to Use These EMS Study Aids and Tools

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EMS students will find valuable information on these pages as well including the podcast files that will enable them to find the study aids they will need to help them succeed in EMT or paramedic school. The goal of course is to prepare everyone for the NREMT exam.

I recommend that you divide and conquer when approaching your studying. Select a single topic, body system, or type of emergency. For instance choose respiratory emergencies as a study topic. Go down the list below and select your tools from the list. You might select some of the linked episodes like ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), asthma, oxygen administration, needle decompression, allergies and anaphylaxis.

  1. Load these free episodes on your favorite mp3 player, burn them to a CD, or just listen to them on your computer.
  2. Listen to the episode segments on the respiratory topics (fast forward to the part you want). You can do this on the road, while you are doing chores, and during your other down times.
  3. When you have dedicated study time, review your textbook and study notes. While you are doing this, integrate the tips and information from the audio files in with the info from your text and notes.
  4. Go back and listen to the study tips again while you are driving to work, on the way to class or other “down times.” While doing this, integrate your text and study notes into the mix of information now in place in your memory.

Other Study Aids for EMTs and Paramedic Students

This method works for most people who need to study using these tools. If you are having trouble using the free paramedic and EMT study tools below, you may need to search for some of the tools you can purchase to help you reach your goal of becoming an EMT or Paramedic and have success in your school or certificate program.

The MedicCast Extra offers additional study resources for the EMS students out there who are interested in gaining an edge over their classmates in studying or for those EMT and paramedic students who are looking for help when they are floundering in school and in danger of not succeeding. The paramedic and emergency medical technician study aids found at the MedicCast Extra include:

EMS study audio files on medical tips and tricks

EMS video flash cards for EMTs and Paramedics

Medication reviews

ACLS study guides

NREMT Exam preparation tools

NREMT Skills study tools

For additional NREMT study Aids check out the excellent Audio-Visual NREMT Skills Videos at EMS SEO.

MedicCast EMS Podcast Episode Tips and Meds Index

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Abdominal Assessment — Episode 32

Abdominal Pain, Anatomy - Episode 173

Abdominal Pain, Assessment - Episode 173

Acetaminophen - Episode 233

ACE Inhibitors — Episode 28Episode 110,  Episode 238

ACLS Review (part one) — Episode 91

ACLS Review (part two — tachycardias) — Episode 95Episode 200

Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)– Episode 116Episode 242

Adenosine — Episode 4Episode 95Episode 138

AED - Episode 209

Adrenergic modifiers -  Episode 238

Airbags — Episode 9

Airway Anatomy - Episode 186

Airway Equipment - Episode 263Episode 265

Airway (NREMT – BLS) — Episode 55Episode 186Episode 263

Airway (NREMT – ALS Dual Lumen Airway) — Episode 72Episode 265

Airway, pediatric - Episode 235

Albuterol — Episode 21Episode 115

Allergies/Anaphylaxis — Episode 21Episode 228

Amiodarone — Episode 7Episode 91

Ammonia Inhalant Capsules — Episode 63

Anemia — Episode 92

Angina — Episode 8

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers -  Episode 238

Antibiotics — Episode 32

Anticholinergic Toxidrome- Episode 229

Antidepressants — Episode 27

Antidepressant OD - Episode 174Episode 237

Antifreeze Poisonings– Episode 151

Antihypertensives - Episode 238

Antipsychotics — Episode 81Episode 246

ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) — Episode 90

Army Medics Interview- Episode 215Episode 288

Arrhythmia - Episode 218Episode 221

Aspirin — Episode 35

Assessment Tips - Episode 254Episode 255

Asthma Review — Episode 142Episode 227

Atrial Fibrillation — Episode 27Episode 218

Atrial Flutter - Episode 221

Atrio-Ventricular Blocks, Differentiating- Episode 203

Atropine — Episode 33Episode 119

Atrovent (Ipratropium) — Episode 21, Episode 137

Auscultation - Episode 192

Autistic Patients — Episode 71

Avandia (Diabetes Med) — Episode 44Episode 76

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Bariatric Care- Episode 204

Bariatric Equalizing Abdominal Restraint (BEAR) - Episode 260Episode 282

Bariatric Patient  - Episode 188Episode 204Episode 282

Behavioral Patients (Dr. Fran Interview) — Episode 17May ’07 MedicCast Live, Assessment of Episode 234

Behavioral Emergencies - Episode 234

Benzodiazepines — Episode 82

Beta Blockers — Episode 16Episode 220,  Episode 238

Bleeding Control (NREMT – BLS) — Episode 63Episode 165

Blood Clot - Episode 194Episode 195

Bone Infusion - Episode 171Episode 240

Bradycardia– Episode 119

Bringing a New EMS Product to the Market– Episode 103

Bronchodilators - Episode 256

Buprenorphine OD - Episode 197

Burn Care — Episode 62Episode 175

Burns, Electrical - Episode 175

Burns, Lightning- Episode 175

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Caffeine and Energy Drink– Episode 102Episode 263

Caffeine OD - Episode 263

Calcium Channel Blockers –Episode 18Episode 116Episode 220 (OD),  Episode 238

Calcium Chloride — Episode 34

Capnography - Episode 278Episode 279

Captopril (ACE inhibitor) — Episode 39

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning — Episode 44Episode 190

Cardiac Arrest Prevention and Awareness — Episode 137

Cardiac Arrest Management - Episode 200Episode 209, NREMT Episode 266Episode 267

Cardiac Arrest Survival - Episode 259

Cardiac Skills (NREMT) - Episode 266Episode 267

Cardizem (diltiazem) — Episode 53

Charcoal — Episode 10Episode 68

Child Abuse — Episode 74

Child and Adolescent Drug Abuse Prevention — Episode 134

Childbirth — Episode 15

Cholinergic Toxidrome - Episode 229

Ciguatera Poisoning - Episode 170

Ciguatoxin - Episode 170

Clinicals - Episode 241

Closed Head Injuries– Episode 161

Club Drugs — Episode 7Episode 108

Code Management - Episode 200

Cold Weather Emergencies — Episode 53Episode 144

Cold Medications — Episode 43

Collegiate EMS– Episode 159

Combat Medicine - Episode 215

CombiCarrier II - Episode 245

Common Antidotes interview segment with Lisa Booze — Episode 139

Common Prescription Drugs of Abuse — Episode 134

Compression CPR– Episode 114

Communication - Respiratory Management and Episode 172

Communications With Other Medical Personal — Episode 125

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Episode 264

Community Paramedicine Interview- Episode 230

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) — Episode 141

Contaminants, Street Drugs - Episode 201

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure - Episode 177

COPD — Episode 50

Corticosteroids — Episode 40

Coumadin — Episode 77

CPAP - Episode 177

CPR Dashboard - Episode 283

CPR Leadership/Running a Code — Episode 20

CPR, Improving Outcomes - Episode 181Episode 259Episode 281

Cranial Nerve Review– Episode 104

Cricoid Pressure — Episode 31

Culture of Safety - Episode 273Episode 274Episode 275Episode 276

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - Episode 194

Defroster Blanket Warmer — Episode 1

Dementia vs Delirium — Episode 40

Depolarizing vs Non-Depolarizing RSI Meds — Episode 145

Dermal Exposures– Episode 163

Designer Drugs - Episode 214

Dextromethorphan OD– Episode 117

Dextrose 50% — Episode 45Episode 112

Diabetes Review — Episode 76

Digoxin/Digitalis — Episode 26Episode 106

Diphenhydramine — Episode 20

Disabled Patient - Episode 188

Disaster Planning — Episode 4Episode 124

Diuretics -  Episode 238

DNR - Episode 198

Documentation — Episode 12Episode 269Episode 270Episode 271

Dopamine — Episode 47

Drowning — Episode 23Episode 129Episode 222

Drug Induced Seizures– Episode 155

Drug Extenders - Episode 201Episode 214

Duty to Act — Episode 29

Dynamic Cardiology (NREMT – ALS) — Episode 79

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ECG, 12-Lead - Episode 211episode 242

Education, EMS- Episode 184Episode 199Episode 212Episode 241

Emergency Cardiovascular Care Update - Episode 243

Emergency Vehicle Operator Course — Episode 24

EMS Expo 2009 - Episode 191Episode 193Episode 199

EMS Expo 2010- Episode 239Episode 241episode 242Episode 244Episode 245

EMS Expo 2011 - Episode 281Episode 282Episode 283Episode 284

EMS on the Hill - Episode 224

EMS Humor (part 1)– Episode 155

EMS Humor (part 2)– Episode 156

EMSled - Episode 244

EMS Neonatal Resuscitation — Episode 150

EMS Pharmacology– Episode 128

EMS Predictions - Episode 202

EMS Professional Organizations - Episode 210

EMS Radio Consults– Episode 164

EMS Today 2010 - Episode 209Episode 211Episode 212

EMS Today 2011 - Episode 258Episode 259Episode 260Episode 261

Endotracheal Intubation — Episode 1

Epinephrine, BLS - Episode 216

Epinephrine 1:1000 — Episode 21Episode 128Episode 127

Epi Pen — Episode 52Episode 216

EpiPen, Accidental Injection - Episode 272

Extrapyramidal Symptoms - Episode 249

Extravasation - Episode 169

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Fall Injury - Episode 205

Fentanyl — Episode 15

Ferno EZ Glide Stair chair - Episode 283

Fish Poisoning - Episode 170

Food Poisoning (E. coli) — Episode 33

Football Injuries — Episode 30

Fosamax (alendronate) — Episode 83

Fumes - Episode 190Episode 268

Future of EMS Providers in the U.S.– Episode 102

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General Patient Assessment– Episode 108

Geriatric Patient - Episode 188

Geriatric Polypharmacy Considerations– Episode 132

Geriatric Trauma– Episode 132

Glasco Coma Score– Episode 98

Glucagon — Episode 23Episode 130

Glucophage (Diabetes Meds) — Episode 44

Glucose (Oral) — Episode 29Episode 87

Government Lobbying — Episode 70

Gynecological Emergencies — Episode 61

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HAIs - Episode 251Episode 285

Haldol (haloperidol) — Episode 62

Hallucinogenic Plants– Episode 158

Hand Hygiene - Episode 213Episode 251Episode 285

Head Injury - Episode 236

Healthcare Associated Infections - Episode 251Episode 285

Heat Cramps- Episode 217

Heat Exhaustion - Episode 217

Heat Related Emergencies — Episode 19Episode 75Episode 217

Heat Stroke - Episode 217

Holiday Toxicology Hazards and Myths with Lisa Booze — Episode 147

Hospital Associated Infections - Episode 251Episode 285

Hospital Preparedness - Episode 280

Houshold Cleaner Poisonings — Episode 123

How to get Podcasts — Episode 35

Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) — Episode 37

Hyperglycemia - Episode 253

Hypertension– Episode 110

Hyperthermia - Episode 217

Hypoxia and Hypoxemia– Episode 107

H1N1- Episode 166Episode 183

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Imaging - Episode 178

Immobilization, Spinal - Episode 179

Infiltration, IV - Episode 169

In Flight Emergencies — Episode 56

Infection Control - Episode 213

Influenza & Vaccine — Episode 54Episode 183

Inhalants - Episode 268

Initial Assessment - Episode 254,  Episode 255

Insurance/Legal Issues (liability, malpractice) — Episode 60

Insecticide Poisonings– Episode 131

Insulin — Episode 94

International Roundtable on Community Paramedicine (IRCP) - Episode 230Episode 232

Interview From EMS Today Exp– Episode 162

Interview Segment on Computer Based Testing for NREMT– Episode 11

Interview with Author David Elliott — Episode 146

Interview With John Bignell of EMS Live– Episode 113

Interview With Erk from NSW, Australia– Episode 111

Interview with the Burn Doc– Episode 105

Intracranial Pressure– Episode 104

Intraosseous Access - Episode 171, Interview Episode 240

IntuBrite - Episode 283

IPCR (Patient Reporting app) - Episode 283

Ipecac Syrup - Episode 185

Iron Toxicity — Episode 92Episode 225

ISR Matrix- Episode 219

IV Complications - Episode 169

IV Fluids — Episode 19Episode 89

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Januvia (NIDDM DPP4 med) — Episode 38

Joint Immobilization (NREMT – BLS) — Episode 80

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K2 - Episode 214

Katrina Lawsuit - Episode 280

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Lasix (Furosemide) — Episode 141

Lead Poisoning - Episode 225

Learning Style - Episode 184

Lidocaine — Episode 6Episode 99

Lifepak - Episode 167Episode 168

Lithium — Episode 96

Long Bone Immobilization (NREMT – BLS) — Episode 80

LyfeTymer LED Compression Metronome - Episode 168

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Magnesium Sulfate — Episode 50

Mass Gathering Medical Coverage — Episode 140

Mechanism of Injury– Episode 130, (MVA) Episode 182

Medic Alert Foundation Interview — Episode 22Episode 198

Medical Ethics- Patient Consent Issues– Episode 101

Medication Math - Episode 176

Medication Safety — Episode 34

Medical Terminology– Episode 133

Mental health Medications - Episode 246

Medication Safety and the Five Rights (Rs) — Episode 146

Methadone — Episode 78

Methamphetamine Clandestine Labs — Episode 51

Methamphetamines — Episode 51

Methanol — Episode 75

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) - Episode 213

Metric System Math Review– Episode 157

Micronase (Diabetes Meds) — Episode 44

Military Medics -  Episode 215Episode 288

Minor Traumatic Brain Injury - Episode 236

Morphine Sulfate — Episode 14, Episode 136

Motor Vehicle Accident - Episode 182

Moulage - Episode 193

MRSA and Drug Resistant Bacteria — Episode 41

Mutual Aid TV - Episode 231

MyClyns Spray - Episode 167Episode 168

Myocardial Infarction, false positive - Episode 196

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NAEMSE -Episode 210

NAEMT - Episode 210

Naloxone (Narcan) — Episode 12 , Episode 72

Narrative Writing - Episode 269Episode 270Episode 271

NCEMSF - Episode 210

Near- Drowning - Episode 222

Needle Decompression — Episode 121

NEMSMA - Episode 210

Newborn Resuscitation — Episode 16

NIMS – National Incident Management System (Russotti interview) —Episode 46

Nitroglycerin — Episode 56

Nitrous Oxide — Episode 59

Non-Standard Patients - Episode 188Episode 204Episode 206Episode 282

NREMT Practical Prep — Episode 45

NREMT BLS Medical Assessment– Episode 100

NSAIDS — Episode 57

Nubain (Nalbuphine) — Episode 125

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Obese Patient - Episode 188, Care of Episode 204Episode 282

Opioid Toxidrome - Episode 229

Oral Hyoglycemics– Episode 120

Organophosphate Poisoning — Episode 26

Orthostatic Vital Signs– Episode 160

Overdose — Episode 13

Oxycontin (oxycodone) — Episode 58

Oxygen — Episode 41Episode 107

Oxygen Wrench- Episode 168

Oxyphone Interview– Episode 115Episode 164

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Padding the Voids– Episode 126

Pain Management — Episode 14 , Episode 59Episode 286Episode 287Episode 289

Pain, Physiology of - Episode 286Episode 287

Part 1 EMS Critical Incident Stress Management– Episode 148

Part 2 of a Discussion on EMS Critical Incident Stress Management– Episode 149

Patient Assessment — Episode 11

Patient History — Episode 2

Patient Refusal — Episode 37

Patient Safety — Episode 5Episode 146Episode 275

PDE (phosphodiesterase) Inhibitors — Episode 73, (Also Episode 74 for Tracleer)

Pediatric Airway and Intubation — Episode 67Episode 235

Pediatric Assessment Triangle — Episode 3

Pediatric Cough and Cold Meds — Episode 143

Pediatric Patient - Episode 188Episode 206

Pediatric Poisoning - Episode 225

Pediatric Procedures — Episode 66

Pediatric Sports Injuries (Dr. Mike of the Pediacast interview) — Episode 86

Pharmacology Review– Episode 101Episode 176

Phenergan (promethazine) — Episode 65

Phlebitis - Episode 169

Pneumococcal Vaccine — Episode 61

Poison Control Interview– Episode 109, Episode 207

Poisonings and Poison Control– Episode 106

Poisoning Myths - Episode 185Episode 250

Poison Prevention Programs - Episode 207

Poisonous Gases - Episode 190Episode 268

Politics and EMS — Episode 28

Polyheme Blood Substitute — Episode 5

Pool Safety — Episode 18 — Pool Safety PSA

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) — Episode 83

Precepting: Roles and Responsibilities — June ’07 MedicCast Live Episode, EMS Expo 2010 Episode 241

Predictions for EMS in 2009– Episode 152

Provider Performance in CPR - Episode 259

Provider Safety - Episode 273Episode 274Episode 275Episode 276

Psychological Patient, Assessment of - Episode 234

Pulmonary Embolism — Episode 9Episode 77Episode 120Episode 195

Pulmonary Hypertension — Episode 73

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Radio Consults- Episode 164

Reactive Airway Disease - Episode 227

Regional EMS National Quality Forum- Episode 277

Renal Failure — Episode 89

Resources for Drug Abuse Information– Episode 117

Respiratory Anatomy Review — Episode 145

Respiratory Management - Episode 172Episode 177

Rip Shears - Episode 244

Risk Assessment, Falls - Episode 205

Romazicon (flumazenil) — Episode 69

ROSC - Episode 281

Routes of Medication Administration– Episode 127

Rule of Outcomes (disaster management with Rick Russotti) — Episode 85

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Safe Lifting — Episode 64

Safety (EMS Close Calls) — Episode 42

Safety (Scene Safety) — Episode 96

Scene Survey - Episode 254,  Episode 255

Schizophrenia — Episode 81

Segway - Episode 193

Shock Management - Episode 165

Seizures — Episode 82Episode 154

Self- Defense - Episode 219

Sepsis — Episode 47

Sickle Cell Anemia — Episode 25

S. I. D. S. (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) — Episode 78

Snake Bites– Episode 112

Snow Storm Response - Episode 208

Sodium Bicarbonate — Episode 30Episode 129

Spinal Immobilization — Episode 38 , NREMT BLS/ALS — Episode 68Episode 179

Spinal Muscular Atrophy– Episode 163

START Triage Review — Episode 136

Static Cardiology (NREMT – ALS) — Episode 79

Statins– Episode 100

Status Asthmaticus — Episode 65

ST Elevations - Episode 196

STEMI Imitators - Episode 196

Stethoscopes — Episode 6

Stethoscope Techniques - Episode 192

Stimulant Toxidrome - Episode 229

Street Drugs - Episode 201

Stress in EMS Careers — MedicCast Live / Episode 88

Stress Hyperglycemia - Episode 253

Stroke Assessment/Management - Episode 252Episode 253

Stroke Center Protocols — Episode 57MedicCast Live on Strokes

Study Skills - Episode 184

Study Tools - Episode 199

Stylite - Episode 245

Submersion Injuries - Episode 222

Subutex - Episode 197

Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Episode 209Episode 283

Suicidal Patients — Episode 94

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) — Episode 138

Swine Flu - Episode 166Episode 183

Sympathomimetic Toxidrome - Episode 229

Synthetic Marijuana - Episode 214

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Tachycardias (ACLS Review) — Episode 95

Talk, the Forgotten Protocol — Episode 10

Tardive Dyskinesia - Episode 249

Terbutaline Sulfate– Episode 133

Tension Pneumothorax — Episode 121

Tetanus Vaccine — Episode 124

Therapeutic Hypothermia - Episode 209

Thimerosal (vaccine preservative) — Episode 71

Thrombolytics — Episode 3

TK1 O2 Wrench- Episode 168

TK3 O2 Wrench - Episode 260

Tourniquet - Episode 165

Toxic Gases - Episode 190Episode 268

Toxidromes/ Toxic Syndromes - Episode 229

Tracleer (bosentan) — Episode 74

Traction Splinting (NREMT – BLS) — Episode 87

Transfer of Care — Question LinkPart I (Tatiana, RN interview)

Transfer of Care — Part II (Peter Canning interview)

Trauma, Kinematics of - Episode 180Episode 182

Trauma, TV Show- Episode 187

Treatment Planning (ADPIE) — Episode 43

Triage Decision Making (MedicCast Live Episode) — Episode 84

Truphatek, visual intubation - Episode 193

Tuberculosis — Episode 69

Turley Backboard - Episode 167Episode 168

Tylenol — Episode 24Episode 233

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Ultrasound - Episode 178Episode 189

Unresponsive Patients — Episode 58

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Valium — Episode 66

Veinlite EMS Review — Episode 52Episode 245

Ventilation Management (NREMT – ALS) — Episode 39

Ventricular Tachycardia- Tombstones– Episodes 99

Ventricular Fibrillation - Episode 181

Verapamil — Episode 55

Violence, Work related - Episode 219

Vital Signs Review– Episode 153

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Wilderness EMS — MedicCast Live and Episode 93

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X-Collar - Episode 193