From the monthly archives: "July 2017"
Yezidi female war zone medic training

Yezidi women learning combat medicine

Humanitarian missions as a war-zone medic in areas of conflict is our topic this week. Our guest this week is Daniel Taylor, a paramedic from New York’s Hudson Valley. He has come on the show in the past and returns this week to talk about his recent trip to Iraq on a humanitarian mission. The first part of the mission was in the Kurdistan region.

While in Kurdistan, Daniel helped train Peshmerga soldiers in trauma care. He focused on how to treat hemorrhage with tourniquets and wound packing both in rear areas and in active war zones. There were challenges with educating the troops because of the need to use local interpreters who did not have medical backgrounds.

During the Peshmerga training, Daniel and his team stumbled upon an infectious disease situation in one patient that turned into an outbreak in a community. This required the team to procure local stores of antibiotics to treat the outbreak.

On the show with Daniel were hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley. Also on the show were Kyle Nelson, our disaster weather expert, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

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.

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This week, we look at part 2 of our Preppers and disasters episode. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival Podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Kyle Nelson, Kevin Reiter, and Brian Duff all talk some about the possibility of a solar flare. They also talk about EMP or an Electro-Magnetic-Pulse that something could be used as a weapon against modern western societies to take down their electrical technology. Kyle talks about a new weather satellite sent up that also had EXIS sensors (Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors) installed to detect large solar flares.

Brian also shares his experiences in South Sudan as a paramedic. He talks about the challenges of dealing with patient care in that kind of austere environment. Given all the places he went in the Middle East and Africa, Brian said he’d most like to return to Africa for the way it challenged his medical skills on a consistent basis.

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, we look at Preppers and disasters. We have fellow podcaster Brian Duff on the show, courtesy of our good friend, Kevin Reiter from the Wilderness Safety Institute. Brian’s podcast is called the Mind 4 Survival podcast (Mind4Survival.com). Also on the show is our weather expert Kyle Nelson and our sponsor, Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.

Brian comes on to share his background and some of the prepper mindset and how it relates to disaster preparedness. There are seven levels of preppers from general preparedness for weather events and natural disasters all the way to the survivalist wilderness prepper. Check here to read about the seven types of preppers for yourself.

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.