From the monthly archives: "February 2015"

logo_certThis week’s episode features a whole episode dealing with a question from a listener. Jake commented on the recent episode on Dehydration and Disaster Response. He wanted us to address personal preparedness for the layperson or even the families of responders. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley got together for this episode and addressed the particular points of Jake’s questions.

Most of the resources discussed in the show can be found at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) site Ready.gov. This site is chock full of disaster preparedness information from how to assemble a disaster preparedness kit to steps to take in planning a family’s response to a disaster of various types.

We also talked about getting additional first aid or similar training. One option you can seek out is to become CERT training. This is the Community Emergency Response Team.

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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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Katie Amatruda, Psy.D., LMFT, CST-T, BCETS

This week on the Disaster Podcast we pick up with part 2 of the episode segment started last week. Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley and special guest Katie Amatruda, Psy.D., LMFT, CST-T, BCETS. Katie is a disaster psychology and counseling specialist who is a member of the same California DMAT (Disaster Medical Aid Team) as Sam Bradley. She comes on the show to talk about the psychological factors to consider when deploying and returning from deployment to a disaster situation.

We pick up with a discussion this week on how people on deployment to disaster and difficult situations return to their previous “normal” lives. The reintegration back into society and family after deployment, whether to a disaster site or even military service, can be difficult. Katie shares her thoughts and experiences with the Disaster Podcast team on how to manage this difficult process and even more importantly how to prepare for it before deployment.

Visit Katie’s site for continuing education at PsychCEU.com.

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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Katie Amatruda, Psy.D., LMFT, CST-T, BCETS

This week on the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley and special guest Katie Amatruda, Psy.D., LMFT, CST-T, BCETS. Katie is a disaster psychology and counseling specialist who is a member of the same California DMAT (Disaster Medical Aid Team) as Sam Bradley. She comes on the show to talk about the psychological factors to consider when deploying to a disaster situation.

Katie brings to the program experiences with disasters in Haiti, Indonesia, Hurricane Katrina, and more. She talks frankly about self assessment before deployment and continued scrutiny of team members during deployments for those individuals who need assistance during deployment. This is part one of a two part episode with Katie. We will continue the discussion next week on the show with a look at the challenges returning from deployments in the field. How well can disaster responders reintegrate into their normal lives after a disaster? We’ll find out next week.

Visit Katie’s site for continuing education at PsychCEU.com.

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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Glass-Water-2818915Dehydration is a concern for rescuers and victims alike in disaster situations. This week on the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by Dr. Joe Holley from the Paragon Medical Education Group to talk about a common disaster problem, dehydration. Both disaster responders and patients are at risk for dehydration.

The responders get dehydrated easily when doing the hard work of digging people out of their trapped locations and the victims who are trapped have often been unable to drink anything for days. What is the pathophysiology behind dehydration? We’ll ask Dr. Joe that and also find out when patients need IV rehydration therapy versus when they can rely on oral rehydration methods.

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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