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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Trek MedicsThis week on the show we bring you part two of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Trek Medics started as a loose-knit collection of your every-day responders — paramedics, EMTs, nurses and doctors — who formed a unique bond through disaster deployments and international development programs. Even after thousands of hours working on the street and in emergency departments, what really opened our eyes to the need for an adaptable and inexpensive EMS systems in developing countries was the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Our experiences there forever forged the mission of Trek Medics.

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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Trek MedicsThis week on the show we bring you part one of the two-part episode with Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org. Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nonprofit organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care. They make their services available to all communities, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Trek Medics started as a loose-knit collection of your every-day responders — paramedics, EMTs, nurses and doctors — who formed a unique bond through disaster deployments and international development programs. Even after thousands of hours working on the street and in emergency departments, what really opened our eyes to the need for an adaptable and inexpensive EMS systems in developing countries was the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Our experiences there forever forged the mission of Trek Medics.

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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Emergency-Red-Cross-Tent-DisasterThis week on the Disaster Podcast we pick up with part 2 of the segment on Cuban community disaster preparedness started last week. Barbara Morita is a physician assistant and Federal DMAT team member who developed a relationship with disaster and preparedness teams in the island nation of Cuba. She found that Cuba had a strong citizen preparedness level when compared to nearby areas of the U.S. Cuba has taken great pains to prepare their people for the all too common hurricanes and tropical storms that plague the Carribean in the late summer and fall.

Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, along with Sam Bradley and Dr. Joe Holley chat with Barbara about her travels in Cuba where she learned about the preparedness lessons that might be applied here in the U.S. This podcast is broken into two parts because Barbara had so much information to share with us and the Disaster Podcast audience. If you are checking out this episode first, go back and check out last week’s part 1 episode segment.

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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Emergency-Red-Cross-Tent-DisasterThis week on the Disaster Podcast we take a look at how other countries prepare their populations for disasters. Barbara Morita is a physician assistant and Federal DMAT team member who developed a relationship with disaster and preparedness teams in the island nation of Cuba. She found that Cuba had a strong citizen preparedness level when compared to nearby areas of the U.S. Cuba has taken great pains to prepare their people for the all too common hurricanes and tropical storms that plague the Carribean in the late summer and fall.

Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, along with Sam Bradley and Dr. Joe Holley chat with Barbara about her travels in Cuba where she learned about the preparedness lessons that might be applied here in the U.S. This podcast is broken into two parts because Barbara had so much information to share with us and the Disaster Podcast audience. Check out part two of this segment next week either here or wherever you get your podcasts.

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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Disaster Response CareersIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast we bring back listener LN (pronounced “ellen”) with part two of her series of questions sent in to the team here at the podcast. LN asked about how she could find a job in the disaster response space and what training she might need to find that job.

Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley to talk about these questions with LN and to answer any other questions she might have, too. This turned into a great episode and stretched into two parts.

LN has her own podcast and site where she talks about being a nomad of sorts and discusses things like packing light, traveling the world, and her experiences living in different places with light resources.

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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Disaster Response CareersIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast we bring on listener LN (pronounced “ellen”) to talk about her series of questions sent in to the team here at the podcast. LN asked about how she could find a job in the disaster response space and what training she might need to find that job.

Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley to talk about these questions with LN and to answer any other questions she might have, too. This turned into a great episode and stretched into two parts.

LN has her own podcast and web site where she talks about being a nomad of sorts and discusses things like packing light, traveling the world, and her experiences living in different places with light resources.

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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active shooter police swatDisaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley sat down after EMS Today 2016 to talk more about the excellent Active Shooter Drill conducted at the conference. Sam and Jamie were joined by Dr. Joe Holley to discuss how the event was perceived by the students and what future students and attendees can do to prepare and learn the most from the conference sessions that Paragon Medical Education Group puts on.

The Paragon Active Shooter Drill at the conference included a little bit of classroom time, a cadaver lab, and time going over new tools on the market like hemorrhage control devices and other trauma treatment devices. Then the drill itself was run with both live and cadaver victims to lend realism to the situation.

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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