From the monthly archives: "November 2016"

oklahoma earthquakeJoining the gang this week on the Disaster Podcast is past guest from Oklahoma Chris Prutzman. We contacted Chris following an article we found on a recent spate of earthquakes in the Oklahoma region. Co-hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic Sam Bradley chat with Chris about how prepared the region is to handle these types of incidents. Check it out.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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We revisit the response to Hurricane Matthew again this week on the Disaster Podcast with a look at the international response in places like Haiti. Joining our hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley on this episode are Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and our special guest, Carol Lynn Singleton. Carol Lynn is a nurse practitioner who responded to the Haiti hurricane aftermath with a church-based non-governmental organization (NGO).

Among the problems she reported on were dealing with food and waterborne diseases like cholera in the small village in which she was deployed. Antibiotics, antidiarrheals, antiemetics were dispensed in large quantities but it was still not enough all the time while Carol Lynn was there.

In this episode, we learn that disasters are the ultimate resource management exercise. Everything turns into a resource that you don’t have enough of to do what you’d like so it becomes a matter of what you really needs-based on a triage of the situation.


Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we have a look at a new American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) initiative to help build resilient communities in the face of disaster. Host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley are on the show with Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Jim is the chair of the committee to review the existing disaster medical life support classes so that a new community-based disaster training class for lay people. It will be a community disaster life support class and will focus on helping community members gain the skills needed to manage common life-threatening injuries seen after both natural and man-made disasters.

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Paragon Brings “The Experience”

Paragon Medical Education Group specializes in bringing what they call “The Experience” to jurisdictions around the country. They bring together police, fire, EMS, and hospital teams to train together and learn what to expect from each diverse group in the response team so that each knows what to expect from the other and how to back the other groups up. Visit Paragon’s site at ParagonMedicalGroup.com for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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