From the monthly archives: "April 2015"

hospital tent disaster logisticsCalifornia DMAT logistics officer Randall Hunter joins Disaster Podcast hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley to talk about the planning and preparation that goes into the response to disaster. Hunter, as he is called by his DMAT team, relates stories of the massive planning and logistical supply challenges from the Hurricane Katrina response in New Orleans and the surrounding area.

This segment is part one of a two-part episode with Hunter. The second half will be released next week when Sam and Hunter talk about their experiences in a training deployment to the Ukraine. In that country, Sam and Hunter participated in teaching triage and response lessons to the eager responders and military personnel. Check it out next week.

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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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Dr. Dan Diamond

Dr. Dan Diamond

In Part 2 of this special 2-part episode of the Disaster Podcast we continue with Dr. Dan Diamond about his responses to disaster situations around the world. Dan shares with us more amazing stories of response and rescues from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans that astound our podcast hosts, Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley.

Dr. Diamond has a passion for equipping people to perform under pressure. He founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team and he has responded to a variety of international disasters. Most recently he responded to the typhoon in the Philippines and he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Past-President of NSA Northwest.

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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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Dr. Dan Diamond

Dr. Dan Diamond

In Part 1 of this special 2-part episode of the Disaster Podcast we visited with Dr. Dan Diamond about his responses to disaster situations around the world and the lessons he has learned about how people respond to the disasters they encounter. In one case he talked about training responders to use GASP-style training. GASP stands for Gaining A Spherical Perspective of a situation. Doing this helps with solving the unique problems that every disaster presents to victims and responders alike.

Dr. Diamond has a passion for equipping people to perform under pressure. He founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team and he has responded to a variety of international disasters. Most recently he responded to the typhoon in the Philippines and he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Past-President of NSA Northwest.

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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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Saving-Jimani-CoverIn another powerful episode of the Disaster Podcast, host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley are joined by paramedic, nurse and author Rene Steinhauer to talk about his powerful story and book “Saving Jimani: Life and Death in the Haiti Earthquake.” Rene talks about his many responses to disaster areas all over the world as a volunteer health care professional. From Ebola in West Africa to tsunami victims in Indonesia, Rene shares his outlook on why it’s so rewarding to respond to help people in disaster-torn areas of the world.

About the book:

The earth shakes, buildings fall, hundreds of thousands of people die in minutes. Others lie broken and infected in the streets of Haiti begging, and waiting for help. An empty orphanage is the battleground for life and death in the Haiti Earthquake. Two hours from civilization, a small team of doctors, nurses and paramedics frantically struggle to save two thousand patients as the hope of survival dwindles minute by minute. The battle has just begun. And the medical team asks, “Can we save any of these people?” Managing the twelve-person team, Rene Steinhauer, a weary combat medic, stands witness to human suffering greater than he ever encountered in Iraq.

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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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Downwind-Walk-CoverIn part 2 of 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 1 of this special, emotional episode of the Disaster Podcast out next Thursday!

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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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