Paul’s Favorite Medical Podcasts:
The Curious Clinicians – A Medical Podcast that asks “Why”?: One of my favorites because it’s as entertaining as educational. The hosts of the show do some pretty deep research, sometimes going back millions of years, to explain why things happen clinically. Some ACLS-related episodes will be linked to below.
Ninja Nerd Podcast: Zach and Rob discuss board exam content and highlight the most important information needed to pass your exams and apply clinical concepts. Some episodes that cover ACLS-related topics are linked below.
CardioNerds – Democratizing Cardiovascular Education: More of an academic podcast for experienced providers, the CardioNerds go beyond what is needed for the average ACLS student.
Emergency Medical Minute: A different format for an educational podcast aimed squarely at emergency providers. Physician & Nursing CE is available with their free online video membership.
Coffee Break HEMS Podcast – Critical care medicine topics to help paramedics, respiratory therapists, and nurses expand their knowledge of critical care medicine and HEMS, operate better out in the field, and pass their specialty certification exams with confidence.
The Resus Room – A UK-based podcast that focuses on emergency care delivered in (where else) the resuscitation room. This podcast does a nice job of presenting contemporary research papers and how findings are translated into our ACLS algorithms.
“Why do myocardial infarctions cause ST elevation” presented by the Curious Clinicians
“Bradycardia; Roadside to Resus” presented by the The Resus Room
“Treatment of Bradycardia and Bradydysrhythmias” presented by Emergency Medicine Cases
H & T Reversible Causes of Cardiac Arrest:
“Acid Base Disorders & ABG Interpretation” presented by Ninja Nerds Zach & Rob. This is the first episode of a five-part series that covers how we regulate pH, common acid base disorders, and their treatment. Additional episodes in the series include: Metabolic Acidosis; Respiratory Acidosis; Metabolic Alkalosis; and Respiratory Alkalosis.
“How do diuretics lead to metabolic alkalosis” presented by the Curious Clinicians.
“Cardiac Tamponade” presented by Ninja Nerd podcast. Rob & Zach discuss the pathophysiology, signs & symptoms, and treatment – both emergent and long-term of cardiac tamponade. This is a great summary that focuses on cardiac tamponade before a patient goes into cardiac arrest.
“Why do we give calcium for hyperkalemia” presented by the Curious Clinicians
“Antiarrhythmic Drugs” presented by Ninja Nerd podcast. Zach & Rob review cardiac physiology then take a deep dive into how each category of antiarrhythmic medications work. One of the best episodes I’ve listened to on antiarrhythmics!
Coffee Break HEMS’ review of cardiac activity and the mechanism of action for ACLS’ commonly used antiarrhythmics. A two-parter and don’t be thrown by the title; it’s a good review.
“Why does magnesium treat torsades de pointes” presented by the Curious Clinicians
“Intraosseous Access – from Roadside to Resus” presented by The Resus Room
“Why is hyperoxia harmful” presented by the Curious Clinicians
“BE FAST with stroke symptoms!” presented by Novant Health
“Know the warning signs of stroke” presented by Mayo Clinic
“Stroke systems of care and the Suburban environment” presented by EMS On Air discusses the rationale behind destination protocols for the most appropriate treatment of stroke patients.
“Stroke systems of care in the Urban environment” presented by EMS On Air discusses the rationale behind destination protocols for the most appropriate treatment of stroke patients.
“Evolving your stroke system of care” presented by EMS On Air
“Narrow Complex Tachycardia” presented by The Resus Room discusses the pathophysiology and treatment of supraventricular tachycardias. Some of the information is for experienced providers and follows the European guidelines. Check out part two for information on wide-complex tachycardias.
“Brugada Criteria for V Tach” presented by Emergency Medical Minute provides a quick review of ECG QRS widths, then jumps right in to the criteria to differentiate a SVT with with aberrancy from V-Tach.
“Broad Complex Tachycardia” presented by The Resus Room discusses the pathophysiology and treatment of wide-complex tachycardias. Some of the information is for experienced providers and follows the European guidelines. Check out part one for information on narrow-complex tachycardias.
Except for other PassACLS.com pages or podcast episodes, I have no financial affiliation or conflicts of interest with any of the above listed resources. The views expressed on their shows are their own. I found these educational as well as entertaining and you may as well.