From the monthly archives: "November 2014"
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Lt. Randy Sutton (Ret) Las Vegas Police Dept

Happy Thanksgiving! In this episode of the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group to welcome retired Las Vegas Police Lieutenant Randy Sutton to the show. Randy is a well known police author and speaker. He comes on the show to talk about the police perspective on serving communities.

Randy also shares his unique point of view as one of the fewer than 1% of police officers who fire their weapons while on duty. With the events in Ferguson, Missouri on everyone’s mind this week, we thought it would be a good idea to share a police officer’s view of the situation.

Randy also talks at length about his new Legacy Challenge Project that encourages people to give back to their communities. He believes, as we do, that the concepts of personal legacy are the cornerstone to leading significant lives, lives that help to create a better society by embracing the values of kindness, compassion, integrity and honor.

Check out books by Randy Sutton on Amazon.

The Power of Legacy

The Power of Legacy

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.

expo-disaster-special-needs-screenshotThis special episode of the Disaster Podcast with Sam Bradley features special guests paramedic and mother of a special needs child, Elsie Kusel, paramedic and physician Dr. James Brasiel and paramedic and co-founder of Paragon Medical Education Group, Jim Logan.  All are experts in the handling of special needs patients and talk with Sam about the handling of these fragile patients in times of disaster or major incidents.

How we handle patients with special needs is often dictated by our available resources but for the individual EMS provider or disaster responder, these patients need careful consideration with how to approach them and understanding of each one’s individual needs. Listen to the team of experts Sam has pulled together to hear how they recommend managing this special patient population.

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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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Seaplane-Pontoon-AlaskaOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley were joined again by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group to look at a special topic this week, remote or austere EMS and medical care in Alaska. Joining them is Dr. Mike Levy, an ER doc and EMS medical director from Anchorage, Alaska. He shares with group some of the ways that state, with all of its remote and sparsely populated areas, manages medical care and emergency medical services response. As Mike states, in some areas the “golden hour” becomes the “golden day.”

One thing that might surprise many is the greater than 20 year history with what everyone now calls community paramedicine. Because of the remote communities spread out around the state, they’ve adopted a model of remote care on the scene before transport by trained community members and volunteers. These trained emergency responders also have a primary care role to take care of their communities when a doctor or nurse is not available.

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.

jet approaches airport for landingOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley were joined again by Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group to look at a special topic this week, Mass Casualty Incidents or MCIs. Sam Bradley rounded up a special guest to discuss the topic, paramedic and educator Mike Marsh who assumed medical command during the MCI at the Asiana Air 777 crash at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2014. Mike relates his experience during the event and how the preplanning and training on MCIs between the fire and Ems response agencies in and around SFO helped the incident run much more smoothly.

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.