We are joined by Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins and paramedic David Fifer who come on the show to talk about their new venture the RAW Medicine Podcast. The show is a podcast about providing medicine off the grid. You can also connect with them via their Facebook page for the RAW Medicine Podcast.
David and Seth saw a need to talk on a podcast about the specific delivery of medicine in those “raw” environments off the grid. They discuss topics like the difference between wilderness EMS and wilderness medicine. A good way to think about RAW medicine is as “low-resource medicine.” You can also follow what they’re doing on their Facebook page for the RAW Medicine Podcast, too.
What is Wilderness Medicine? It is defined in the new Wilderness Medicine textbook as:
“Medical care delivered in those areas where fixed or transient geographic challenges reduce availability of, or alter requirements for, medical or patient movement resources.” -Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine 7e -NAEMSP textbook 2e -Wilderness EMS 1e.
Wilderness EMS: “Wilderness EMS is the systematic and preplanned delivery of wilderness medicine by formal health care providers.”
Also on the call were cohosts, Jamie Davis the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley, plus Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson.
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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.