From the monthly archives: "May 2014"

Warning-Tornado-SignIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from the Paragon Medical Education Group team. In this episode, they chat about Jamie’s recent experience while visiting Denver for a conference. There were two consecutive days with tornado warnings that affected the attendees at the conference, in one case, evacuating the exhibit hall to the lower levels of the Colorado Convention Center.

What is it like to be a responder and traveling during an impending disaster? Many will remember the EMS Expo attendees that were trapped in New Orleans during the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Sam Bradley related her experience of 6 of those trapped responders protecting patrons in their hotel and later helping two elderly ladies leave town safely until they could reach help on the outskirts of the storm areas.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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collapse_crush_injury_buildingOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by Dr. Joe Holley to pick up with part two of our series on Crush Injury management. In Part One of the Crush Injury series, we talked about the pathophysiology and common presentation of the crush injury patient.

In this second part of the series, we get Joe to pick up where he left off with a look at assessment and monitoring of these fragile patients. Then Joe shifts to the treatment of crush injury patients in the immediate minutes after extrication and then the ongoing monitoring and treatment seen in the hospital setting.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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Dead body under a white sheet, concept of sleeping or death,In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by frequent guest Dr. Joe Holley and new guest Troy Mead. Troy is a disaster responder and emergency management professional.

This week, we talk with Troy about his work with recovery and identification of human remains in the disaster setting. He is a member of a DMORT (disaster mortuary response team) which comes in and sets up mobile morgues and field centers for loved ones to help them identify deceased family members lost in a disaster.

This difficult but very necessary job is one that if often overlooked when talking about disaster responses, however, the recovery of the dead in a disaster setting is vital to getting a community back together after a major event like a hurricane, tornado or other disaster.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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Law-Book-Gavel-Scales-of-JusticeDisaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley attended the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Preparedness Summit recently with the ProMed Network podcast studio. Sam got the chance in this segment to sit down and chat with a group of public health attorneys who educate systems about the legal aspects of disaster response.

Joining Sam on the legal panel are attorneys Vanessa K. Burrows with experience as a HIPAA privacy officer, Tina Batra Hershey, Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and Joe Durham, an attorney at the law firm of Eastman and Smith, Ltd.

Second in this episode is another segment from the NACCHO Prep Summit on the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) role in preparedness and disaster response. Joining Sam are Bobbi Alcock, CNY Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator and Michael Gurnick, Vice Chair of the NACCHO MRC Workgroup. The two of them bring their expertise to this episode of the Disaster Podcast.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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LightningIn this episode, as much of the Midwest and Eastern parts of the U.S. are reeling from a devastating storm, Dr. Joe Holley and host Sam Bradley compare notes on how federal and state disaster resources are alerted and deployed. The storms spawned deadly tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, and epic flooding across much of the country. Find out how resources are allocated and who gets alerted for these responses.

Joe Holley, an ER physician and member of Tennessee Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team, compares and contrasts his teams alert experiences with those of host Sam Bradley. Sam is a member of a California-based Disaster Medical Aid Team (DMAT).

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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