Antidotes, Stories in Medicine

Antidotes, Stories in Medicine

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How each of us practices medicine is uniquely shaped by our experiences. Christine, a nurse practitioner as well as former EMT & Army medic, speaks with medical professionals from all specializations across the globe about the stories that have influenced how they practice medicine. Paramedics, nurses, doctors, & more recount tales that range from funny to wild to profoundly moving, but no matter the role, culture, or country, all are working to make humanity better any way they can.


COVID-19
Mar 13 • 62 min
The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, was declared a pandemic this week by the World Health Organization. Christine breaks down the science behind COVID-19 with Tina from Good Nurse Bad Nurse along with possible therapies, and how we can all help to reduce…
Experiences May Vary
Jan 24 • 68 min
People who are drawn to healthcare tend to be amazingly compassionate, resilient, and hardworking, but the path each of us takes to our goals can vary just as much as the types of careers that exist in medicine. Registered Nurse, Robin, candidly shares…
Stories from Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life
Oct 26, 2019 • 51 min
After a bit of a hiatus Antidotes, Stories in Medicine is back featuring Geriatrician & author, Dr. Louise Aronson, MD. Louise shares beautiful stories about aging with Christine from her new book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine,…
FACT*R
Jun 24, 2019 • 53 min
We are back to Inova Loudoun to discuss the innovative FACT*R program which brings blood directly to entrapped trauma patients. Dr. John Morgan, Operational Medical Director for Loudoun County Combined Fire & Rescue System and Stephanie Boese, RN, MSN,…
The Boston Marathon Bombing: The Doctor
Jun 5, 2019 • 48 min
This week we return to the topic of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing with Emergency Medicine physician, Dr. Bryan Canterbury. Dr. Canterbury was one of many medical professionals, but only a few ER docs, who ran to the finish line on that sunny April day…
An Evidence Based Intervention of Art
May 20, 2019 • 59 min
It’s our first on-location recording! This week we venture out to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, Virginia to hear what happens when critical care medicine meets classical musicianship. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Amanda, & Music Therapist, Ray, took…
Needy Meds
Apr 29, 2019 • 45 min
Dr. Richard Sagall, founder of the website NeedyMeds.org, joins the show this week to share just some of the incredible services his site offers to help people across the US afford their medication. Dr. Sagall and Christine also discuss skepticism, rising…
The Boston Marathon Bombing: The Runner
Apr 15, 2019 • 48 min
Six years after the Boston Marathon Bombing Christine speaks with someone who experienced it, her father. George shares what that day was like & what Boston Marathon means for the runners who participate every year, including the spirit & sense of…
A Whole Different Animal
Apr 7, 2019 • 71 min
This week we stay on the topic of medicine, but the species is a bit different as we delve into veterinary medicine with UK equine vet Naomi Mellor. While some of the terms & concepts may be similar, Naomi proves the old adage, “a whole different animal”…
The Combat Midwife
Mar 25, 2019 • 64 min
Affectionately dubbed ‘The Combat Midwife’ by the over 10,000 US Army combat medics she has taught throughout the years, Jess, a Certified Professional Midwife, Paramedic, & EMS educator, joins the podcast this week to share tales of catching babies &…
Firefighter Dan Update
Mar 22, 2019 • 16 min
Bonus! Firefighter Dan from the episode “Why We Do It” returns to share what it was like finish the stair climb, thank everyone who donated & update us on how EMT school is going! Listen to the end to find out how you can win a signed copy of Dr. Jonathan…
Anecdotes on Biases & Quackery
Mar 18, 2019 • 52 min
Storytelling is a powerful part of human culture as clearly evidenced by the power of podcasts particularly this one, which focuses on medical anecdotes to both entertain & inform. However, the emotional response of anecdotes can be used to spread…
The School Nurse
Mar 11, 2019 • 57 min
While kids are at school their health & wellbeing is watched over by a handful of diligent nurses who juggle a multitude of roles to fulfill the needs of public health, mental health, addiction counseling, emergency medicine, career counseling, &…
A Brief Dip Into Death
Mar 6, 2019 • 79 min
Who has checked the organ donor box on their driver’s license form? Is there a little heart nestled somewhere among the essential stats that make up your identity? If so, have you ever considered what it would be like to donate your organs or what about…
Foreign Bodies Are Wild
Feb 25, 2019 • 48 min
Break time is over & this week features Kim, an Emergency Room travel nurse from the fantastic podcast People Are Wild, to share to some insights into medicine picked up from years of crisscrossing the country by way of trauma bays. Christine & Kim…
That Time Christine Got CO Poisoning… Last Week
Feb 10, 2019 • 72 min
It’s been a rough few weeks at the Antidotes, Stories in Medicine podcasting HQ with all sorts of challenges including a case of mild Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This week Christine shares that story & is joined by her boyfriend to discuss the surprising…
On the Lighter Side
Jan 28, 2019 • 46 min
This week’s episode is a combination of a segment from the podcast Good Nurse Bad Nurse about the first female to achieve the rank of general in the US military and overall nurse extraordinaire, BG Anna Mae Hays as well as two bonus stories from paramedic…
The Privilege of Providing Primary Care
Jan 21, 2019 • 55 min
Primary care is one of the least glamorous areas of medicine a provider can go into prompting many doctors, physician assistants, & nurse practitioners to opt for specialties that come with higher salaries, greater recognition, & more esteem. However,…
The Donuts are in the Fridge, Love
Jan 16, 2019 • 91 min
Episode 19 is packed with more stories from EMS this week. A married Firefighter/ paramedic couple share what it’s like working together as partners in an urban 911 system, moving to a rural department, parenting a Type 1 diabetic & working in a…
Nursing The Mind
Jan 6, 2019 • 48 min
When is comes to mental health care, treatment teams consist of a variety of specialized providers including psychiatric nurses who help manage patients at some of the most critical times of their illness during hospitalizations. Abbie shares her…
Three Types of Patients
Dec 31, 2018 • 74 min
We’re ending 2018 with a bang! How many nurse practitioners have stories that involve flash-bang grenades going off? Well these 3 NPs certainly do! Christine is joined by the guys of Just Some Podcast, Tom & Ben, to discuss their unique paths from police…
The Outback Nurse
Dec 24, 2018 • 52 min
Merry Christmas from Australia! Christine is joined by rural and remote nurse, Sonia, who describes the wild world of medicine in the outback. Yes, kangaroos are mentioned & a wallaby was rescued! Subscribe, rate, & review Antidotes, Stories in Medicine…
How to Impress an Emergency Room Nurse
Dec 16, 2018 • 51 min
The day to day for an emergency room nurse at a level 1 trauma center is never the same and while the more seasoned nurses may not be surprised by anything, they certainly can be impressed by the trouble the human body can get itself into. Christine is…
The Power of Speech
Dec 9, 2018 • 44 min
How would you feel if you suddenly lost the ability to talk? This week Christine is joined by Speech Language Pathologist, Annie, who explains her very important role in helping patients talk and eat after significant impairment from diagnoses such as…
Dying Right
Dec 2, 2018 • 63 min
This week Christine is joined by Anna, a hospice nurse practitioner who explains the role of hospice in end of life care and what made her choose this rewarding specialty after years of critical care medicine as nurse in a busy urban Intensive Care Unit…
The Magic Pill
Nov 25, 2018 • 50 min
This week Christine is joined by therapist and licensed clinical social worker Ryan who co-hosts the popular mental health- movie podcast, Pop Psych 101. Ryan talks about developing therapeutic relationships by meeting patients where they are, overcoming…
Why We Do It
Nov 18, 2018 • 80 min
In the world of medicine we focus intently on advancements, improving patient outcomes, and pushing the bounds of science to better health, yet rarely as clinicians do we sit down to have detailed conversations with the very people we are trying to help…
The Strangeness of Death
Nov 11, 2018 • 40 min
Death is an inevitable part of medicine and few come face to face with it as often or as closely as emergency medicine providers. Christine is joined by Emergency Room nurse, Beth, as they discuss the unique, & sometimes oddly normal ways in which people…
Mistakes Will Be Made
Nov 4, 2018 • 40 min
Christine is joined by Australian ICU nurse Alison as they talk about the healthcare in Australia, their worst days in medicine, & the amazing advancements in infectious disease treatments over the last 30 years. Subscribe, rate, & review! Follow us on…
Either a Ghost or a Brain Tumor
Oct 31, 2018 • 10 min
Bonus Episode! Happy Halloween! This special episode is a preview of next week’s episode with Australian nurse, Alison. Alison shares ghost stories from hospitals she has worked at & Christine discusses some supernatural experiences that can’t seem to be…
Do What You Can
Oct 28, 2018 • 83 min
This is week features US Army Combat Medic SSG Pete Hopkins who shares stories from his deployment to Afghanistan with the infantry. Pete discusses what it was like performing village medicine for local Afghans, treating children & soldiers injured by…
Moose Facts from a Maine Paramedic
Oct 21, 2018 • 33 min
Christine is joined by Paramedic Paul to discuss the complexities of EMS in rural Maine such as extended response times, moose strikes, survivalists, & locations that only exist on old paper hunting maps. Despite the unique environment, Christine & Paul…
Men Are Coming!
Oct 18, 2018 • 28 min
Bonus Episode! Haley from the episode “Nurse Jane” is back with a few more stories about medicine across the world. She shares the experience of working an out of hospital cardiac arrest while working as a teacher in Saudi Arabia on a student at an all…
Nurse Jane
Oct 14, 2018 • 43 min
Christine is joined from the other side of globe this week by Hayley, a British nurse teaching English to nursing students in Japan. Hayley shares the story of her former colleague & fellow emergency room (A&E) nurse Jane Clough who was taken from this…
Silent No More
Oct 7, 2018 • 51 min
We have a special guest this week, Tina, host of the popular medical true crime podcast, Good Nurse Bad Nurse! Christine and Tina delve into the growing issue of violence against healthcare providers & discuss their own experiences as well as the horrific…
Cooking in Someone Else’s Kitchen
Sep 30, 2018 • 51 min
Christine chats with Eliza, an American nurse living in the United Kingdom, about the differences between US healthcare and the National Health Service. While there may not be nurse practitioners, as much gun violence, or health insurance woes the heart…
Sergeant Resting Nurse Face
Sep 24, 2018 • 39 min
This week Christine is joined by US Army medic, nurse, and nurse practitioner student Angela to talk about women’s health & medical care overseas. Christine shares a bonus second snake story at the end! Follow us on social media for updates & join our…
Do Not Resuscitate
Sep 15, 2018 • 46 min
What it is like to bring back someone who doesn’t want to be saved? Christine is joined by Firefighter EMT AJ to discuss one of their most difficult calls together as well as the importance of first responder mental health. Follow us on social media for…
The Flying Snake
Sep 8, 2018 • 37 min
Christine, a Nurse Practitioner, relives her days on the ambulance with one of her former EMS partner, EMT James. Together, they tell the humorous story of when a woman threw a snake at them. You never know what to expect during a shift in emergency…
Pre-Procedural Clearance
Sep 1, 2018 • 8 min
Episode 0 - How each of us practices medicine is so individual and shaped by our experiences. These are the stories of those experiences; the funny, the moving, the wild, the memorable. Follow us on social media for updates & join our facebook group for…