Wilderness EMS vs Disaster EMS – Why Everyone Needs a Foley Catheter!
In response to a question from a listener, we decided to look at the field of wilderness EMS medicine, another austere medicine practice, to see what similarities or differences there are between the two. While they both operate within constraints of supplies and resources, their differences are striking. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley to dig in to this topic.
While looking into it, they got onto the topic of best supplies to carry when load and space is at a premium. Joe shocked both Sam and Jamie with the inclusion of a foley catheter in his list of things he can’t live without on deployment. He then began to list all the things it could be used for, including both medical and mundane uses. You have to listen to the whole episode to hear it all!
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Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.
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