wilderness ems hikingThis is part one of a special double episode on wilderness EMS is full of great tips and discussion on what austere wilderness medicine has to teach every responder. Catch part two when it is released next Thursday, July 28, 2016. Host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and his co-host Sam Bradley are joined by a group of wilderness EMS experts to talk about this topic.

This week on the show we have a group of excellent panelists on the subject of wilderness EMS as it relates to what the Urban medic can take from it. We have Kevin Reiter from WildSafety.com, Dr. Seth Hawkins from  Hawk Ventures which supports a wide range of Wilderness EMS programs, including the flagship Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship program. also joining us is Dr. Ben Abo, DO, MPH an ER Doc and Wilderness EMS specialist, and paramedic David Fifer, NRP who is a wilderness search and rescue specialist with RedSTAR Wilderness Response Team, which lives online at redstarmedical.org. . We also have the regular Disaster podcast guest USAR doc, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

WMS Fellowship Continuing Education Offer

If you are a wilderness EMS or medicine provider at any level, there is an opportunity to earn continuing education credit towards a Wilderness Medical Society fellowship.

Here are the instructions to redeem that for credit:

  1. Listen to both parts of this two-part episode of the Disaster Podcast. Part 1 is released July 21, 2016. Part 2 is released July 28, 2016.
  2. Copy down the special keywords mentioned in the episodes (2 in episode part one, 3 in episode part two).
  3. Copy down the time in each episode the keyword is mentioned.
  4. Send the keywords, times, and your WMS membership information to Teri@wms.org.
  5. If you have any questions on the continuing education credits, contact WMS.org.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Andi-Tenner-photoIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Andi Tenner, MD, MPH, FACEP, from UCSF Medical Center’s ER. She is on the faculty as well at UCSF Medical School and is an experienced emergency room physician and world medical responder.

Andi comes on the show to talk with us about ER preparedness and how the docs and nurses in Orlando dealt with the tragic nightclub shooting patients brought to Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Any hospital ER could have been struck by this patient overload situation if the incident happened close to their doors. Find out Andi’s thoughts on how every ER and facility needs to prepare now for these types of disaster situations.

Follow Dr. Andi Tenner on twitter at Twitter.com/anditenner.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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ebola-andi-tennerIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Andi Tenner, MD, MPH, FACEP, from UCSF Medical Center’s ER. She is on the faculty as well at UCSF Medical School and is an experienced emergency room physician and world medical responder.

Andi comes on the show to share with us her experience treating ebola last year responding with a non-governmental organization called the International Rescue Committee at Rescue.org online. Check out this special episode recounting her experience during this world disaster response.

Follow Dr. Andi Tenner on twitter at Twitter.com/anditenner.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Team-Rubicon-logoThis week on the Disaster Podcast, in part 2 of a two-part episode, we will be looking at one of the premier disaster response NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in the country and probably the world right now, Team Rubicon. Podcast co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley are joined by long-time regular Dr. Joe Holley to chat with Dennis Clancy, Deputy Director of Response for Team Rubicon. Dennis is also a U.S. Army veteran.

In this two-part episode, Dennis talks about the structure of Team Rubicon and how they work to respond to disasters. We also talk about the origins of the organization and what services they provide. Find out more about Team Rubicon at TeamRubiconUSA.org. Check out last week’s episode where we looked at how the team was created and some information about where they’ve responded locally and around the world.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Team-Rubicon-logoThis week on the Disaster Podcast, in part 1 of a two-part episode, we will be looking at one of the premier disaster response NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in the country and probably the world right now, Team Rubicon. Podcast co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley are joined by long-time regular Dr. Joe Holley to chat with Dennis Clancy, Deputy Director of Response for Team Rubicon. Dennis is also a U.S. Army veteran.

In this two-part episode, Dennis talks about the structure of Team Rubicon and how they work to respond to disasters. We also talk about the origins of the organization and what services they provide. Find out more about Team Rubicon at TeamRubiconUSA.org. Check out next week’s episode where we look at how the team training is effected and how deployments are arranged.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Looking at triage mnemonic methods for disaster applications in this episode of the Disaster Podcast. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by Dr. Joe Holley to talk about the various triage methods that are used out there when you have multiple patients to managed in a disaster event. Whether it is START or SALT, all can show us some tricks to help us manage large numbers of patients.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Answering Audience Questions on this week’s Disaster Podcast episode. First the hosts (Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and co-host Sam Bradley), along with Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group look at the impact a relatively minor tropical depression named “Bonnie” had on the southern east coast of the U.S. recently.

Then, they address some audience questions about how to evaluate a medical mission group before the signing up and going on the trip. Also asked is how hospitals prepare for disasters and who pays for the overtime needed to do it right. Check out the whole episode for the answers.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Middle-East-DisastersSam Bradley got together with the Mad Dog Medic of social media fame while at EMS Today 2016 in Baltimore earlier this year. Mad Dog is a paramedic in the Middle East and he’s seen several large-scale Middle East disaster situations. Sam chats with him about how mass casualty incidents are handled in other countries with different customs and resources. Check it out.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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evacuation plan cars highwayEvacuation plans and the decisions that go into ordering evacuations of metropolitan areas is the topic of choice today on the Disaster Podcast. In this episode, we have hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley, to kick off the discussion. Also joining the call are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group, and paramedic/author B.J. Schneider (xiphosbooks.net).

The discussion starts with a look at the Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada wildfire evacuations where 88,000 people were evacuated from the city to escape the flames. We then tie it back to evacuation plans for areas at risk for hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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cadaver labIn this week’s episode, we look at a topic we’ve mentioned many times here on the Disaster Podcast over the last few years, but we have never really defined what we are talking about. I am referring to the use of cadavers for training and education in disaster and medical response.

When we refer to the Paragon Medical Education Group’s “Experiential Training” we are talking about the unique situations they create through the use of real human tissue for training purposes. In this episode, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon shares some information about the source of the team’s cadavers and the very special gift they represent to help us all have a better chance of surviving a major medical event in our lives.

Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.

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