Author Archive | Michael Stewart

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Self Defense Class for Medics by DT4EMS

Physical assault on medics is a growing problem. Medic Nerd attended a self defense class by DT4EMS that teaches emergency responders how to escape violent encounters. The guys of DT4EMS, owner Kip Teitsort & instructor Matt Lopez, were kind enough to let our cameras roll during the class and then to talk to us on […]

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3 Ways to Use an Airway Bougie

I am a big fan of using a bougie when intubating patients. Do not wait until you run into a difficult airway before finally reaching for this life-saving device…Practice with it now and often so that you are comfortable with it when you really need it. Let’s quickly review three different techniques using the bougie.

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Spring Break Advice to Students

You have been studying and working hard this semester, so please enjoy your Spring Break. Medic Nerd has some advice if you want to return to school at the top of your game. After all, what’s more fun than traveling and partying?? Saving lives!

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Emergency Mid-Flight Cric by Military Medics

  A clip from ‘Inside Combat Rescue‘ showing brave military medics performing an emergency surgical cricothyrotomy mid-flight on a badly injured soldier. God bless these guys for work they do in such a hostile and dangerous environment.

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Flashcards: Common Medication Suffixes

MedicNerd.com now offers you the time-tested technique of flashcards. Despite their name, flashcards are not flashy, but they accomplish two vital things: Flashcards weed out the fluff & help you focus strictly on essential information Flashcards repetitively force your brain to recall that information when questioned Learning these common medication suffixes will help you quickly classify a […]

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Critical Care Paramedic Review Flashcards

Preparing for your Critical Care Paramedic certification exam? MedicNerd.com now offers you the time-tested technique of flashcards. Despite their name, flashcards are not flashy, but they accomplish two vital things: Flashcards weed out the fluff & help you focus strictly on essential information Flashcards repetitively force your brain to recall that information when questioned These are the very […]

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How to Calculate IV Drip Rates

This tutorial shows you the easiest way to calculate an IV drip rate. Using this 3 step formula, if you use the correct units in each step, you will get the right answer every time. Remember: Flow rate = ml/hour (varies depending on question) Drop factor = gtt/ml (varies depending on question) Time conversion = […]

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How to Calculate IV Flow Rates

Before you can give an IV fluid or IV medication, you need to know how fast to give it. Determining the IV flow rate is essential knowledge for medics. This tutorial will show you this simplest way to calculate your flow rates. With practice, you will be able to do it in your head. Once […]

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Is Tramadol a ‘Safe Alternative’ to Narcotics?

In this video, Dr. Carlo Oller takes on the question, “Is Tramadol a safe alternative to narcotics?” Dr. Oller is an emergency physician with more than 10 years experience and his videos are both educational and interesting. Click here to see Dr. Oller’s YouTube page.  I will definitely be posting more of Dr. Oller’s videos on MedicNerd.com. […]

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What is the Most Dangerous Electrolyte Abnormality?

What is the most dangerous electrolyte abnormality? This video will discuss some of the causes and treatments. This video is of Dr. Carlo Oller…Dr. Oller is an emergency physician with more than 10 years experience and his videos are both educational and interesting. Click here to see Dr. Oller’s YouTube page.  I will definitely be posting more of […]

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Let’s Talk About Drowning

Is there a difference between freshwater and saltwater drowning? Do you die from all the inhaled water? This video is of Dr. Carlo Oller…Dr. Oller is an emergency physician with more than 10 years experience and his videos are both educational and interesting. Click here to see Dr. Oller’s YouTube page.  I will definitely be […]

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Have Fun Learning Heart Sounds!

I previously posted another video from this guy, teaching how to identify S3 & S4 heart sounds in less than two minutes (click here to watch that video). He does such an amazing and entertaining job, that I had to post this video as well. These are twenty minutes well spent learning heart sounds. Sit […]

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