I realized in my last podcast that I really did not mention much about myself. This second podcast includes details about myself and my background. There is still much to tell but hopefully this will give you enough information for us to get started.
Technically, this is Podcast #2. Podcast #1 was my introduction to the project. First off, I need to apologize. It has been almost a month since my last post. New baby, new job, and all my other projects means the new project gets a little pushed off to the side at times. We are going to try and keep that at a minimum though in the future.
In my last podcast, the introduction, I did not mention much of who I am. Sure, I gave you my name and told you where I am at but that was it.
Like I said, my name is Chip Lange and I am a PA in rural Missouri. I work primarily in an emergency department and see the whole gambit in patient. We are going to borrow from Scott Weingart’s EmCrit podcast and call the hospital we work for Janus General. This will include all the hospitals past, present, and future that we work for across settings.
Although I primarily work in the emergency department now, I have also worked in internal medicine, critical care, home visits, and pre-hospital medicine. My most recent process is to try and get back into pre-hospital care while introducing the process to my part of the United States. If you have any experience in this process, please let me know by commenting or emailing me at email@example.com or any other measures such as social media with Twitter or Facebook.
Emergency medicine has always been for me about taking care of the critically ill and injured. It is always amazing to hear about projects across the world working on making the care for these patients even better such as EC3 in Ann Arbor, Michigan or the many physician-led HEMS projects across the world. Again, if you have any additional information on these ventures we would love to hear from you and have you on the podcast.
Most patients who come to the emergency department are not critically ill or injured though. That is why our podcast will not only focus on them but on all the types of patients we may see. People who work with me know that I enjoy teaching and work with our students quite a bit. We will try to have them on the show as well in the future if possible.
Outside of emergency medicine I work as a volunteer firefighter and am a lieutenant and training officer. Whenever I can I like to do mixed martial arts but have not been able to do so frequently without having a gym to go to locally. I am always working on other projects and may here from them time-to-time as they are relevant.
Now you know a little more about the man behind the microphone. I wanted to make sure that those listening had an idea of who I am and my background. By no means am I claiming to be the most qualified person to teach you about the many topics of emergency medicine. However, as mentioned before and as I will mention in the future, my goal is for this project is to increase knowledge and help spread FOAMED any way I can.
If you have a topic you want to bring up for the show, especially if you have a recent relevant paper that adds to the topic, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me through one of the other means previously discuss. Until then, continue to provide total care everywhere.
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