From the monthly archives: "June 2015"

Hawk-Ventures-LogoMore talk on wilderness medicine and correlations with disaster response medicine on this week’s show. Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley were joined by show regulars Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group to chat with Dr. Seth Hawkins a DMAT and Wilderness EMS doc from North Carolina. This is part two of this two-part interview segment episode. Here’s Part one!

Wilderness medicine is focused on care in austere wilderness settings where there are no nearby resources for care. Dr. Hawkins runs Hawk Ventures which supports a wide range of Wilderness EMS programs, including the flagship Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship program. Each program is personally run by Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins. Hawkins is one of only a few physicians in the United States to be double-boarded in both Emergency Medicine and EMS, and is the first physician ever named a Master Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Other Wilderness and Disaster EMS Resources:

Landmark Learning Wilderness EMS Courses

Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course

Friends of Nepal Ambulance Service

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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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Hawk-Ventures-LogoWe’re talking wilderness medicine and correlations with disaster response medicine on this week’s show. Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley were joined by show regulars Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group to chat with Dr. Seth Hawkins a DMAT and Wilderness EMS doc from North Carolina. This is part 1 of this two-part interview segment episode.

Wilderness medicine is focused on care in austere wilderness settings where there are no nearby resources for care. Dr. Hawkins runs Hawk Ventures which supports a wide range of Wilderness EMS programs, including the flagship Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship program. Each program is personally run by Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins. Hawkins is one of only a few physicians in the United States to be double-boarded in both Emergency Medicine and EMS, and is the first physician ever named a Master Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Other Wilderness and Disaster EMS Resources:

Landmark Learning Wilderness EMS Courses

Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course

Friends of Nepal Ambulance Service

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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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San_Andreas_posterCan you learn something from a Hollywood disaster film like “San Andreas?” We’ll look at that as we review the film this week on the Disaster Podcast. Host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic is joined by his co-host Sam Bradley (who lives in northern California) and Dr. Joe Holley (who lives in Memphis on the New Madrid Fault Line) to talk about and review the film starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

All of us agreed that you had to suspend disbelief a bit as you have to for any Hollywood blockbuster action film. Jamie said that you have to give them permission to be over the top with effects and situations. It is meant to be entertaining and not a documentary. Still there were some important lessons to be learned from this film and it hopefully built awareness for people to think about what they’d do in a similar disaster situation. Check out the show for the whole play by play commentary (Spoiler Alerts Abound).

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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flooded streetThis week on the Disaster Podcast we talk about the recent torrential rains and flooding that occurred in Texas and Oklahoma last week that caused many deaths and devastated widespread areas of the country. Joining host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic on the show is co-host and Paramedic Sam Bradley freshly returned from her trip to Scotland. Also on the show is Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and Memphis EMS.

Flooding Claims Responder’s Life

Last week, the flooding claimed many lives including the life of an Oklahoma first responder involved in rescue activities. We talk about the inherent dangers in disaster response for civilians and responders alike. What can we in the response community do to better prepare ourselves for these events when they occur and how can we prepare our families for these situations, too? We’ll talk about that on this week’s episode of the show.

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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