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EMS: Erik & Matt Show

Author: Axene Continuing Education

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After hours style conversation focused on the hidden and often overlooked parts of first responder life. Discussing everything from continuing education and home life to health and wellness.
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Hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss their personal health journeys, recounting some transformative moments that prompted change with a special focus on heart health. They explore the unique challenges of identifying and treating cardiac issues, sharing some diagnostic tips and management techniques. Join Erik and Matt for another great podcast discussing the realities of life as an EMS provider.Dr. Erik Axene is an EMS Medical Director and the Founder and Lead Educator of Axene Continuing ...
Join hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball as they explore the fascinating evolution of the emergency room from its roots as a solitary room to a critical lifeline in our healthcare system. Their discussion highlights the challenges and transformative potential in pre-hospital care roles, while offering a glimpse into the future of emergency medicine.Dr. Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Fir...
Hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball dive deep into the often-unspoken reality of trauma faced by firefighters. They explore the emotional and psychological challenges that come with witnessing and experiencing traumatic events in the line of duty. Join Erik and Matt as they shed light on the impact of trauma, discuss coping strategies, and emphasize the importance of support and self-care within the firefighting community.Dr. Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partner...
Get a look beyond the sirens as hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss the challenges and rewards of the fire service profession.Dr. Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
Host Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss the different paths people take to becoming a Firefighter and share some of their personal background in EMS. Some common paths to becoming a Firefighter include:Firefighter Academy/Training ProgramVolunteer FirefightingAssociate's Degree in Fire ScienceBachelor's Degree in Fire Science or Public Safety:EMT/Paramedic CertificationPhysical Fitness and Aptitude TestsApplication and Selection ProcessIt's important to note that specific requirements and proce...
Host Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss the expanded use of ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) by EMS personnel. While the expansion of ECMO into EMS is still in its early stages, the potential benefits of providing earlier intervention for critically ill patients could lead to improved survival rates and better outcomes. Dr. Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, P...
Host Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss the hotly debated 48/96 work schedule many fire departments are considering. The fervor surrounding the 48/96 schedule for fire departments often revolves around striking the right balance between firefighter well-being, operational efficiency, and the provision of high-quality emergency services to the community.Some of the key issues being considered are:Fatigue and PerformanceWork-life BalanceStaffing and OvertimeHealth and Well-beingEmergency Response...
Prison Patients

Prison Patients

2023-03-2926:17

Being a first responder means providing treatment to everyone and sometimes that means visiting the prison. Hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball share experiences and stories about treating incarcerated patients.Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

2023-03-1529:10

Host Erik Axene and special guest Nate Taylor, MPAS, BS discuss the issue of human trafficking. Erik and Nate list some of the warning signs of human trafficking and describe steps we can take to increase awareness, identify, and intervene to benefit our communities.If you know someone in need of help, there are resources available:National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888 or Text* 233733Victim Resource Center 1-855-4-VICTIM
Leadership Part 2

Leadership Part 2

2023-03-0158:49

Join hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball and special guest Jerry Wells for part two of an episode all about leadership, teamwork and much more!Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
Leadership Part 1

Leadership Part 1

2023-02-1529:39

Join hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball and special guest Jerry Wells for part one of an episode all about leadership, teamwork and much more!Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
Join hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball as they discuss Matt's trip to Ukraine this past fall.Erik Axene works as Chief Medical Officer for Axene Health Partners and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
Erik Axene and Matt Ball take a closer look at some recent prehospital controversies. From the ambulance to the courtroom and from the ER to Capitol Hill our first-responders are being held accountable for doing one of the toughest and most important jobs in our society.
Damar Hamlin

Damar Hamlin

2023-01-0327:50

Hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss the recent on-field injury to Damar Hamlin and Erik’s experience as an NFL sideline physician.Erik Axene works as a medical consultant and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
How We Got Started

How We Got Started

2022-10-3127:37

Hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss how they got started as First Responders and share some of their personal backgrounds.Erik Axene works as a medical consultant and is the founder of Axene Continuing Education, LLC. Matt Ball is a Firefighter, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
Mass Casualty

Mass Casualty

2022-06-1022:13

In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting, hosts Erik Axene and Matt Ball discuss aspects of facing mass casualty situations as first responders.Erik Axene works as an ER doctor and serves as the on-field airway specialist for the Dallas Cowboys. Matt Ball is a Firefighter and Paramedic.
R.E.S.T.

R.E.S.T.

2022-03-1030:20

Host Erik Axene and Matt Ball get together to discuss some of the unseen pressures of life as a first responder. Working on the front lines carries with it well known risks. But there are aspects that go unseen – from diet and exercise to mental health and home life pressures.Erik Axene works as an ER doctor and serves as the on-field airway specialist for the Dallas Cowboys.
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