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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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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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Saturday Night Palsy

This older female presents with new onset palsy of the radial nerve after alcohol intake and falling asleep on the couch. The examination and management of this condition is demonstrated. (another great video from Dr Larry Mellick)

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Do You Actually Know How to Study?

According to the National Survey for Student Engagement, 33% of college students feel they do not know how to study, but why is this even important? Well this is another way of saying that 67% of students think they do know how to study and this very well may be the problem. So, do you […]

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What’s Got Medic Nerd All Fired Up About Intubation Positioning?

In this video, Medic Nerd is all fired up and not happy about the intubation techniques he is seeing from his students.

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Video: Surgical Cricothyrotomy in the Obese Patient

This video covers several pearls of performing a surgical cricothyrotomy on an obese patient. Kevin High, RN EMT Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine & Vanderbilt LifeFlight, covers the points and narrates the procedure.

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Video: Combitube & King Tube Insertion

This video focuses on properly placing Combitubes and King (laryngeal) Tubes. Kevin High, RN EMT Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine & Vanderbilt LifeFlight, takes you thru the procedure and the equipment needed.

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