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How I Passed the FP-C

Recently I swallowed my pride (and a lot of nervous bile) and took the FP-C. I was fortunate enough to pass my first time around, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions from my peers about it. FAQs How

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The Rumors Of My Death…

Hey everybody! I just wanted to announce that the rumors of my death have been mildly exaggerated. I’ve been pretty busy this past month, and as a result I’ve neglected the podcast a little bit. Things have mostly been positive,

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PIG-EMS: aDEVILsine – REVERT, Valsalva, and Not Giving Tornados In The Chest

pSVT is a fairly common presentation for tachycardia and a common 911 complaint. I get about 1-2 a year, and I always try the Valsalva maneuver, and it fails most of the time. But that’s okay! We start a line

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PIG-EMS: Synthetic Cannabinoids — A Report From the K2 Triangle

Disclaimer: The contents of this episode are from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. K2 and synthetic cannabinoids are new enough that there’s not enough published research, and the nature of the drugs makes them extremely variable. This is current as of October 2015,

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PIG-ICC: ARDS Part II

See Part 1 for pathophysiology Things What Known Be Worky –First and Foremost, treat the underlying condition. –ALL these patients need to be on THE BREATHY MACHINES: vents. Anything else will kill them. This is by definition a ventilator disease.

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PIG-PP: ARDS Part I

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome = non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema —Syndrome — one disease, many causes; –Secondary disease! It’s always ARDS secondary to another diagnosis. It’s a complication, not a primary illness, but the treatment of ARDS is actually separate from the

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What the Hell is a ParaIntensivist, Anyway?

Hi there! Welcome to the ParaIntensivist Podcast. This episode is here to lay down some ground rules. Maybe you’ve Googled. Maybe you’ve searched. Maybe you’ve asked your friends. Scratched your butt a little. You know, researched. Couldn’t figure out what

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