From the monthly archives: "September 2014"

Hungry children in refugee camp, distribution of humanitarian foodThis episode features the return of DMAT team member Wendy Hess, an ER nurse and friend of host Sam Bradley. Hosts Sam and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic are also joined in this episode by Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group. Wendy came on the show to chat with the team about her work with a medical aid group called Santa Cruz to El Salvador.

Santa Cruz to El Salvador (http://www.santacruzalsalvador.org) seeks to enhance and enrich the lives of our sisters and brothers in the Cuidadela de Guillermo Ungo, El Salvador as well as our Monterey Bay participants through relationship-building delegations, Prayer Partner connections and fund raising. Santa Cruz al Salvador is comprised of Lutheran and Presbyterian churches in the Monterey Bay area.

Medical aid teams like this one go to many remote areas of the world without definitive healthcare and provides them clinics to treat illnesses and injuries and attempt to improve the health and wellness of communities there. There are many of these NGO’s (Non-Government Organizations) that operate out there like Doctors Without Borders and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). You can visit these organizations websites and others like them to find out how you can donate money, resources and time to help out communities around the world in need of improved medical care.

Contact Wendy for more information on her trips by email here.

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.

—-

Subscribe to the Disaster Podcast –

itunes PodcastPodcast RSS Feed

—–

socialmedia_sitesOn the episode this week Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley welcome paramedic and fire officer Jim Logan back to the show. We all know Jim is one of the key members of the Paragon Medical Education Group but you may not know that he is also in charge of the Memphis, Tennessee Fire Department Office of Emergency Management..

Jim offered to chat with us about the usefulness of social media as a vital communication tool for use during disaster events in a community. He shares his experiences with Memphis Fire Department and some great resources for training in social media from the federal government at the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) website.

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.

—-

Subscribe to the Disaster Podcast –

itunes PodcastPodcast RSS Feed

—–

Fire-Department-EngineThis week on the show we chat again with co-host Sam Bradley as we continue with part two of last week’s episode. Sam was joined by host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and also Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

This is part two of a two part episode on the Napa quake. Check out part one on the Napa earthquake here. In this segment the team chats with Sam about some of the historic earthquakes from around the U.S. These other disasters have had a lasting effect on their communities and impact the way we respond to disasters today.

Earthquakes are sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the earth’s surface. Earthquakes happen along cracks in the earth’s surface, called fault lines, and can be felt over large areas, although they usually last less than one minute. Earthquakes cannot be predicted — although scientists are working on it!

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.

—-

Subscribe to the Disaster Podcast –

itunes PodcastPodcast RSS Feed

—–

close up of broken green bottle on white backgroundThis week on the show we chat with co-host Sam Bradley about details surrounding the response to the Napa Earthquake that occurred 30 miles north of her location. Sam was joined by host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and also Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

This is part one of a two part episode on the Napa quake. In this segment the team talks about the initial findings after the quake, which measured 6.0 on the Richter Scale. Sam detailed some of the responses from local systems and responders. They also talked about the risks to infrastructure such as highway overpasses after the quake and the following aftershocks still affecting the area.

Injuries were recorded to about 200 people, most of them relatively minor. The timing of the quake in the early morning hours actually resulted in fewer injuries since there weren’t many people on the sidewalks to be struck by falling masonry. Join us next week as we continue this story looking at the historical impacts of earthquakes in the U.S.

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.

—-

Subscribe to the Disaster Podcast –

itunes PodcastPodcast RSS Feed

—–