After the Call

By Heavy Lies the Helmet

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After the Call is a Heavy Lies the Helmet podcast meant to serve those beginning their plunge into critical care, or those who are simply seeking a refresher on certain topics. Hosted by Flight Nurse Jordan White, our goal is to provide easy-to-understand critical care concepts and content that you can integrate into your current practice. We are focused, not only on critical care topics, but also topics that are relevant to the pre-hospital critical care and emergency environment. From rookie to seasoned veteran, we hope everyone can enjoy and take away something from our content.

Episode Date
Ventilator Pearls w/ Tyler Christifulli

Super stoked to have the one, the only, Tyler Christifulli, from FoamFrat on to discuss some ventilator/ventilation pearls! Pressure vs Volume? Does intrinsic PEEP exist? Asthmatics vs Obstructive? I:E ratios? Driving Pressures? We discuss some common misconceptions regarding mechanical ventilation. We took listener submitted questions and broke them down and applied them to real life scenarios.

Apr 13, 2019
Breaking Into Flight Q&A

Jordan answers listeners questions regarding the paths to becoming a flight clinician and more. 

Mar 14, 2019
Biting the Bullet on Mental Health

On this episode, Jordan and Jeremy explore mental health as it relates to public safety. Jeremy Beatty shares his story and testimony on how his struggle led him to become an advocate for others. 

Feb 26, 2019
Getting "bent": Dive Emergencies

Key Points: 

What is Decompression Sickness (DCS) and what causes it? 

Assessments are crucial in determining DCS. DCS can be difficult to identify. 

Use your resources such as dive buddies, dive watches/computers, as well as the Divers Alert Network (1-919-684-9111). 

Understand common symptoms such as a rash, joint pain and fatigue as well as the average time of onset for symptoms.

AGE (arterial gas embolism) and CAGE (cerebral arterial gas embolism) signs, symptoms and treatment. 

Immersion Pulmonary Edema (Onset and treatment)

Treatment of DCS after recognition (Oxygen, fluids, NSAIDS, recompression therapy)

Transport Considerations


Dr. Christopher Logue (Hyperbaric Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania) lecture on DCS. 

Divers Alert Network (The Bends)

Feb 22, 2019
Intro to After the Call Podcast

This is a brief intro the the new podcast, After the Call. This is a podcast for the medical transport provider and will dive headfirst into industry related topics, evidenced based practice and listener submitted case studies!

Jan 07, 2019