From the monthly archives: "February 2016"

TWiV_v2_200The Zika virus continues to be in the news and a lot of questions face responders, especially those who might be deployed to a foreign country in which the Zika virus is endemic. Disaster Podcast co-hosts Jamie Davis (the Podmedic), and Sam Bradley are joined by noted virologist Vincent Racaniello, PhD from Columbia University in New York.

Vince is a podcaster and virus expert. He talks with Jamie and Sam about the origins of the Zika virus, how it is transmitted and what the real risks are to individuals from this disease. Make sure you check out Vince’s excellent podcasts at Microbe.tv.

CDC on Zika Virus

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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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USAR dogThis week on the Disaster Podcast we look at veterinary care for the USAR and disaster rescue dogs who work alongside rescuers on scenes. Podcast hosts Jamie Davis (the Podmedic) and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group this week. Dr. Joe invited his friend and USAR colleague Dr. Lori E. Gordon, DVM. Lori is a veterinarian who works with a group of veterinary professionals to provide ongoing care for search and rescue dogs during disasters.

Check out her group, USAR Veterinary Group, at www.usarveterinarygroup.org.

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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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sam-scheller-expo-2015The Disaster Podcast crew are advocates about training whether it be everyday EMS or planning for disaster. Sam Scheller is a Las Vegan who does just that. A very active guy, Sam is a working paramedic and volunteers as a ski patroller. Currently in his mid-twenties, Sam founded Guardian Elite Medical Service, an ambulance company that provides a medical response to special events.

Sam also conducts first aid and wilderness medicine training. Host Sam Bradley asked what it was like doing training in the desert outside Las Vegas. Sam takes the heat in stride like everything else. We enjoyed our conversation with this vibrant young paramedic and entrepreneur.

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This segment was produced and recorded LIVE in the Physio-Control Podcast Studio at EMS World Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch this channel for more segments like this coming from the conference in the coming days and weeks.

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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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CAT TourniquetManaging hemorrhage control with a tourniquet and other EMS response tools and other quick-response tools takes in-depth training. The Disaster Podcast team returns this week with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley who are joined by podcast regular, Dr. Joe Holley. Jamie and Sam talk with Joe about the need to learn the correct methods for hemorrhage control and that there are huge gaps in the standard training for most EMS providers, firefighters, and police officers.

There are numerous tools on the market to manage severe bleeding including several commercial tourniquets. Among the most popular are the CAT Tourniquet, the SOF-T Tourniquet, and the SWAT-T Tourniquet. All of these tourniquets are readily available for providers via the usual medical channels and via online stores like Amazon.com.

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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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