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jet approaches airport for landingOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley were joined again by Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group to look at a special topic this week, Mass Casualty Incidents or MCIs. Sam Bradley rounded up a special guest to discuss the topic, paramedic and educator Mike Marsh who assumed medical command during the MCI at the Asiana Air 777 crash at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) on July 6, 2014. Mike relates his experience during the event and how the preplanning and training on MCIs between the fire and Ems response agencies in and around SFO helped the incident run much more smoothly.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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.

Active Shooter with GunEmergency responders everywhere are working to find ways to prepare for response to a Hostile Intruder Mass Casualty Incident. Also called active shooter incidents, these situations are occurring more and more frequently according to recent FBI data analysis.

In this episode (part 2 of 2) of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by frequent guest Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and special guest Bob Otter.  Bob is from KingFisherMedical.com a company committed to providing rapid triage and extrication tools to first responders along with the training and resources to use them properly.

Bob shares his expertise and knowledge from recent meetings with response organizations and conferences on major incident response with the Disaster Podcast team. Jamie asks Bob to elaborate on the recent FBI report on increase incidence of Hostile Intruder or Active Shooter incidents around the country in recent years. Bob also talks about how more and more organizations are stepping up their interagency training and equipment to prepare for one of these events in their communities.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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Rover-kitEmergency responders everywhere are working to find ways to prepare for response to a Hostile Intruder Mass Casualty Incident. Also called active shooter incidents, these situations are occurring more and more frequently according to recent FBI data analysis.

In this episode (part 1 of 2) of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by frequent guest Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group and special guest Bob Otter.  Bob is from KingFisherMedical.com a company committed to providing rapid triage and extrication tools to first responders along with the training and resources to use them properly.

The Kingfisher ROVER kit is a compact, lightweight MCI response kit for deployment in hostile intruder or active shooter “warm zones.” The ROVER comers equipped with the basic tools to deal with immediate life threats and to rapidly extricate the patients to safer areas outside the immediate scene.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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active shooter responseIn this episode of the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by paramedic Jim Logan and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. The four of them kick off a discussion on the changing view of standard of care for victims in active shooter situations.

While for years the standard of care for EMS and other medical responders was to stage in a safe area and only enter the scene when if was fully secured by the responding police agencies. Analyzing injury patterns and autopsy data from recent incidents of violence around the country has led responders to a paradigm shift to allow for rapid care of victims soon after responders arrive.

The plan is to bring EMS in to “warm” zones, areas cleared by police as they enter the building. The EMS providers will have their own security team of police to watch over them while they begin immediate, lifesaving treatment for victims and then removing them from the scene for more definitive care and transport in a safer area.

Got a question for the Disaster Podcast Team? Why don’t you leave a comment below here on the site and we’ll get right back to you both in the comments area and by email, too! We look forward to hearing from you.

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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hand holding gun active shooterOn this episode of the Disaster Podcast host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic caught up with a team of educators from Paragon Medical Education Group in Nashville, Tennessee by phone after they had taught a two-day active shooter training class for a group of diverse responders and medical professionals. Included in the class were emergency medical services responders (EMS) like EMTs and paramedics, police officers, fire fighters and hospital staff like doctors and nurses.

The focus of the class was to teach them how to work together to save lives immediately after the onset of these incidents. The goal is to work more closely with police officers clearing the scene so that injured victims can be treated quickly enough to save lives that had previously been lost due to rapid blood loss from wounds.

This is a challenge for first responders who have been taught for years to “stage” at a safe distance until the shooter is found and the building cleared. This scene safety paradigm is changing so that EMS crews enter the scene right behind police officers who quickly establish a safe perimeter around victims so that paramedics and EMTs can treat and transport victims more rapidly.

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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