CRITICAL LEVELS - THE PODCAST -
“Critical Levels” is a new podcast dedicated to having critical conversations in paramedicine created for paramedics, by paramedics, with a Canadian and local bias.
The opinions and discussion within the podcast are meant as educational material for paramedics, and it is not meant to establish a standard of care – please do not deviate from your local medical directives.
We hope to release monthly episodes, but we are in this together – please reach out with ideas for guests and topics.
In addition to the podcast, which will be availiable across all podcast platforms, this website serves as a central location for episode summaries and resources.
Emergency medicine and paramedicine, one can argue, are highly cognitive professions. One of the pitfalls to this specialty however is the level of risk involved.
Medical error is the 6th leading cause of death in North America, and some studies have shown that cognitive error or some flaw in decision making – as opposed to lack of knowledge – is present in about 95% of cases where there was a medical error. Moreover, The most recent institute of medicine report says, that as a patient, it’s not if you’ll be subjected to a diagnostic error, but when.