Vertical Medicine Response Training (part 1)

vmr-logoWe’re talking Vertical Medicine Response on this week’s Disaster Podcast. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley this week to expand on an earlier episode on Wilderness EMS response to talk about a specialized wilderness response in mountainous or high-angle terrain. Joining us again is Dr. Seth Hawkins who was on the original wilderness EMS episode with us. Also joining us is Pearce Beissinger, a physician’s assistant specializing in cardiology in his day job but an experienced vertical response specialist in his extracurricular activities.

Pearce and Seth started the company Vertical Medicine Resources to address the need for specialized training and resources for these types of response scenarios. Vertical Medicine Resources is a medical guiding and consulting team dedicated to provide training and support for clients in a vertical environment. Whether at the local crag, a desolate alpine ridge, or trekking through remote highland villages, our mission is to assist individuals and groups with their adventures in vertical and mountainous terrain, prevent injuries while in these surroundings, and overcome challenges to succeed in their personal and professional summits.

Find out more about them using the links below:

Vertical Medicine Resources on Facebook

Vertical Medicine Resources on Twitter

VMR Tools and Products Page

Wilderness Medicine Protocols Link


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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