From the monthly archives: "March 2015"

Downwind-Walk-CoverIn this very special two-part episode of the Disaster Podcast we are joined by Author, paramedic, firefighter and 9-11 survivor Steve Kanarian. Steve chats with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley about his book “The Downwind Walk: A USAR Paramedic’s Experiences After the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.” (Click here for the link to the Kindle eBook version.) Also joining us on the show are Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan who responded to the Pentagon on 9-11 as part of the Federal USAR team Tennessee Task Force 1.

The Downwind Walk lets you experience the tragic events following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001 through the eyes of an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) paramedic who went into harm’s way to rescue the victims, which rapidly included many of his “brothers” and “sisters” of the New York Fire Department (NYFD) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Make sure you check out part 2 of this special, emotional episode of the Disaster Podcast !

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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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ambulance-paramedics-transporting-victimOn this week’s episode of the Disaster Podcast, we discuss the training opportunities presented at conferences like the cadaver lab at EMS Today 2015. Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group to listen to some comments Sam recorded at EMS Today from Cadaver Lab students as they left the lab.

There is really no substitute for hands-on learning opportunities. The Cadaver Lab at EMS Today 2015 had some incredible opportunities for students to try their skills in this disaster and EMS training tool. This is made evident by the responses of the two students Sam interviewed after their experiences at the Cadaver Lab put on by the folks at Paragon. One student and relatively new paramedic talked about the affect his improved airway management skills had on his patient care in the field when he returned from a previous cadaver lab.

Another cadaver lab student was an EMS instructor who was excited to learn new tips for various patient care skills that she could take home to her students. Educators might especially like to look at the type of experiential training that folks like Joe Holley and Jim Logan bring to the table at their events like the cadaver labs at conferences.

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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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Fighting-Fires-First-RespondersSam Bradley, host of the Disaster Podcast and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, her co-host welcomed a friend of Sam’s on the show to talk about what initiatives are out there to support injured and disabled firefighters, EMS providers and police officers hurt in the line of duty. Drew Aversa was injured on the job as a firefighter in northern California’s Bay Area. Luckily for him, he had family resources to fall back on to find a second career. Not all injured first responders have that luxury.

Drew is now pushing an initiative to offer injured first responders like the police, firefighters and EMS providers a support network and system of resources like those offered to veterans who return from service disabled or injured. The proposal would include alternative work training, college tuition breaks and tax credits to businesses who offer jobs to disabled first responders. Check out this very special episode of the Disaster Podcast.

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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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DisasterPodcast_EMSToday_ScreenshotThe Disaster Podcast team got together at EMS Today 2015 to talk about some of the amazing educational experiences found there. Host Sam Bradley was joined on the Physio-Control Podcast Studio stage by Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group. They ran the cadaver lab for EMS professionals at the conference. Also joining the regular podcast team was paramedic/RN Meredith Walker who attended the cadaver lab and come on the show to talk about her experiences with the education provided by the Paragon 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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