From the monthly archives: "May 2017"

conflict-medical-care-refugee-campIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we pick up with part two of last week’s episode with nursing student Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler. Raya is a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East.

In addition to her global health work, Raya serves as Director North and Chairwoman of the Legislation Education Committee for the National Student Nurses’ Association and was recently named a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Leader.

Like any medical care in an austere environment, care in a war or conflict zone requires that hard decisions about allocation of care have to be made. Raya shares examples of typical days in the camps providing basic and advanced care to refugees.

From Raya, we hear how Chemical attacks caused an additional layer of challenges to responders and health care workers alike. Kyle Nelson, our weather expert gives the piece of advice to Raya to “never let your wonder stop guiding your thinking.”

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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.

Refugee-conflict-medical-careIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we welcome Raya Zoe El-Khoury Cupler. Raya is a junior at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio, has dedicated her time to working with refugee organizations delivering medical care to refugees of war and conflict zones in the Middle East.

In addition to her global health work, Raya serves as Director North and Chairwoman of the Legislation Education Committee for the National Student Nurses’ Association and was recently named a Johnson & Johnson Global Citizen Young Leader.

Raya shares her important work with various NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in and around Syria’s civil war. She says this war is different because some factions in it are actively targeting health care organizations like hospitals and first responders.

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.

Ray Kemp, CEO/Producer

In this special episode, we bring an interview we did at EMS World Expo 2016 where Sam Bradley interviewed first responder filmmaker Ray Kemp from Triple Zilch Productions. Ray and his team specialize in content for and about first responders.

During the Ferguson, Missouri riots, Ray Kemp took a camera team down to record Christian Hospital EMS response to calls during the riots. Sam chats with Ray about his experience there on the ground during this contentious time.

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.

This week on the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley are joined by their disaster weather expert, Kyle Nelson (@wxKyleNelson). Also on the call is past guest Chris Prutzman from Moore Oklahoma, and podcast regular Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.The topic for the show is an in-depth look at tornadoes.

Kyle reports 636 confirmed tornadoes in the U.S. so far this year at the time we recorded the episode. Spring and fall are the seasons where tornadoes are more common due to the changing weather from cold to warmer temperatures. Things calm down during the summer and winter months.

Chris Prutzman talks about how responders and disaster planners in Oklahoma all consider themselves amateur meteorologists. He describes the infamous F5 tornado that struck Moore Oklahoma shortly after he moved to the area to take a new job as a paramedic.

Weather Updates and Information:

https://Weather.gov

Tornado Preparedness Information:

https://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

Past episodes about the Joplin Tornado:

http://disasterpodcast.com/2017/02/joplin-tornado-women-facing-disaster-tamara-heiner/

http://disasterpodcast.com/2017/02/joplin-tornado-review-dr-brian-froelke/

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.