Month: April 2018

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    Animal Bites, Stings, Venom, and Poison in WEMS

    Dr. Ben Abo joins the Disaster Podcast team to talk about the chapter he authored in the Wilderness EMS textbook on Animal Bites and Stings chapter. He also co-authored the water rescue chapter as well, which we will cover in another episode.

  • Wilderness, Mountaineering, and Snow Search and Rescue

    We revisit the Wilderness EMS textbook for a look at chapters 29 and 30. These are the chapters "Technical Rescue Interface? SAR non Snow” and "Technical Rescue Interface Ski Patrols and Mountaineering Rescue.” To help us on this is the chapter author for the text, Dr. Keith Conover. Dr. Conover has been Chief Medical Officer of the Federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team in Pittsburgh since 2004. He’s also a member of Pennsylvania DMAT1 and Allegheny Mountain Rescue (

  • designsafe-radio-logo-NHERI

    NHERI Disaster Structural Research Updates with Dan Zehner

    Dan Zehner is back with us from the Design Safe Radio Podcast to give us updates from what they’re doing to research and create better and more resilient building materials. Dan works with the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, which catalyzes advances in natural hazards engineering research.

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    Psychological and Stress Injury in Wilderness EMS

    This week Laura McGladrey a psychological nurse practitioner joins us on the call to share her work as the author of the chapter in the recently published Wilderness EMS textbook. Laura is accompanied on the show by the textbook’s organizer Dr. Seth Hawkins and they discuss the concept of stress and how it affects how we react to ongoing situations such as might be found in the wilderness or austere medical setting.

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