On this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we pick up with part 2 of the episode we started last week. We resume our chat on rural EMS challenges as austere environments with Chris Prutzman, Director of Operations for Samaritan Ambulance in Oklahoma. Chris comes on to talk about dealing with rural EMS services in disaster situations.
Also on the show are Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group.
- The environment (The effects of weather)
- Animals, snakes, and spider, oh my
- Trauma issues
- Exposures (organophosphates)
- Potential illnesses
This is a two-part episode. Check out last Thursday’s episodes for part one of this discussion on how rural EMS lends unique challenges to delivery of care.
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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.