67 Gastro Intestinal Distress

(44:59) Kelly has an abdominal complaint just for the show, so Ron tries not to make him laugh.

What I Did This Week

Medical Emergencies

Gastric emergencies
What’s the most common gastronomic complaint you see? Phergan vs Zofran
What’s the most common missed gastro complaint? Kidney stones

Special Populations

Test and scenarios


Road with CCEMS
Different services, different methods.
Different catheters
Always drive in the left lane
Turn off siren when blocked at intersection
Bad Question
“What can you do?” Legally? Competently?
“How long have you been doing this?” Don’t ask this right after someone screwed up.


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
Bledsoe practitioner levels

Listener Questions

Can good multitasking skills be learned?
Kelly made a comment about attending a seminar called fever is your friend. Do you then reccommend people not to take ibuprofen?
what did the doctor giving the seminar say?

What about volunteering my services as an EMT? Recently I worked the Chicago marathon on the medical team. It was amazing. But the following week I volunteered for another smaller marathon and wondered what you guys had to say about volunteer emt work.

It would also be interesting to know if you had any resources for volunteering abroad as an EMT?

I was wondering about online paramedic schools and your thoughts?
– Phillip

I love the show. I see that you haven’t had a lot of questions so I figured I would send a few of them. I plan to go to paramedic school after leaving the army and I know that you have been in the business for a while, so I was curious if you have any tips or suggestions on what you have done in the past to prepare for interviews with EMS agencies. What are the things that you have seen candidates do that makes them unattractive to hire?

Joseph Baker

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