Prolonged Advanced Medical Care in Disaster and Military Settings

Storm-Area-51-medical-tentThis week on the show we look at how new medical technologies might reach into the field including during disaster deployments. Critical care paramedics L.J. Relle and Cecil Fairchild come on the show to talk about how medical devices usually only seen in the hospital setting are moving into the street on EMS units to improve patient diagnostics and care.

Some of the devices discussed are compact IV pumps to improve safe medication delivery, ultrasound for improved diagnostics of a variety of conditions, and more. The two also discuss how the military medics are being trained for more prolonged care in the field during war time when evacuation may not be possible. Check out an article on the military medic training for prolonged care here.

Also on the show were Dr. Joe Holley, disaster meteorologists Becky DePodwin and Kyle Nelson, and co-hosts Sam Bradley and Jamie Davis.

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 for more information on how this can be brought into your system.

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