From the monthly archives: "February 2017"
Dr Brian Froelke Joplin Tornado

Dr Brian Froelke

On the show this week we have a return visit from Dr. Brian Froelke from Missouri to do a follow-up episode from our recent episode with Tamara Heiner about the resilient women of Joplin.

Also joining us on the show is our resident weather expert, Kyle Nelson (@wxKyleNelson) to talk about the disaster weather outlook and news for the week.

About Dr. Brian Froelke

Brian works as an ER doc at a level 1 trauma center in the St. Louis area situated at Washington College. He’s also involved with federal DMAT response and a variety of state-level disaster response programs. He responded to the Joplin tornado disaster with the state disaster teams.

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.

Event EMS at Winter X-GamesOn this episode, we are joined by Kyle Nelson ( https://twitter.com/wxkylenelson ) our resident weather expert and ski patrol member, and also BJ Schneider, paramedic, author, and the host of his own podcast the Words Off The Street Podcast. http://wordsoffthestreet.com
Kyle kicks off with a look at the weather report in disaster situations including the recent New Orleans tornado situations the week previous to our recordings. BJ shares some more details of the EMS and other first responder actions in the aftermath of the tornados. Up to forty people were injured in the event but thankfully, no one was killed.
Looking ahead, Kyle looks at the continued wet forecast for the west coast including the Orville, California Dam that is at risk of some failures. Two hundred thousand residents downstream were evacuated until the water levels subside. http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/us/california-oroville-dam-spillway-failure/
Moving on, we kick into our look at caring for attendees and athletes at special events like the Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colorado. These games present a series of events and situations that challenges the medical response team for injuries and medical situations for both athletes and spectators.
BJ brings in his experience with the medical management of the New Orleans Mardi Gras crowd. The date for Mardi Gras changes each year with the shifting dates of the Easter holiday. When the event happens earlier in the year, it’s cooler and fewer people attend. When the event happens later, it’s warmer and more people come to the event.

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.

Extraodinary-Women-of-JoplinOn tonight’s episode, we are joined by author Tamara Hart Heiner, author of “Tornado Warning: The Extraordinary Women of Joplin.” Co-host Sam Bradley found this excellent book written by Tamara, a romance fiction author who lived near Joplin during the storm. After the EF-5 Tornado struck Joplin, Tamara wanted to offer some measure of support and decided to interview other women like her who’d lived through the storm and survived the Joplin tornado.

Also on the show is our weather expert, Kyle Nelson with a disaster weather update. Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group shared his expertise in urban search and rescue (USAR), as well. The Joplin tornado, on May 22, 2011 caused massive destruction along a one-mile-wide swath through the Missouri city and countryside. You may remember

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.

disasterdoc

Dr. Mark Keim MD, MBA

Bringing on a special guest this evening with Dr. Mark Keim MD, MBA (a.k.a. the DisasterDoc™) who comes on to talk about disaster training and these topics in particular:

  1. Professionalization of disaster medical/nursing and public health response
  2. Career ladders in disaster-related health field.
  3. Competency-based education
We start off the show with a disaster weather report from our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson, our meteorologist in Aspen, Colorado. Then we join with co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, along with Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. The team chats with Dr. Mark about his experiences in training professionals for disasters.
Mark is the DisasterDoc™ (DisasterDoc.org) and helps experts and everyday people to better understand disasters so that they can protect themselves, their families and their communities. He is a prolific author, speaker, consultant and the founder of DisasterDoc™, Mark is one of the most widely recognized disaster medical experts in the world. His passion for disaster preparedness developed after he survived a tornado that destroyed his home and claimed the lives of 13 people. This near-death experience shaped his life and inspired his message to the world – empowerment through preparation.

Check out this episode and if you have questions, leave them here or on our new disaster podcast Facebook Group.


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.