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vmr-logoWe’re talking Vertical and Mountain Medicine Response again on this week’s two-part Disaster Podcast episode. Hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by regular guest Dr. Joe Holley this week to continue a discussion 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

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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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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

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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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Arlyn LaBair, MD

Arlyn LaBair, MD

This week on the Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley bring on Sam’s cousin to share her experience with an F1 Tornado that struck her community in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Arlyn LaBair, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and was at her place of business when a sudden storm struck the area. She went outside and saw the clouds circling over her location. The storm pulled the screens from her windows and lifted moving boxes from the yard in front of her neighbor’s home.

denver twisterThe accompanying rain caused flash flooding that rose suddenly in about 15-20 minutes on the street out front. This caused some vehicles to begin floating down the street trapping some individuals in the cars. Local residents including some members of a local disaster response NGO team sprung into action and rescued one family from their SUV out front. Check out this amazing and inspiring episode of the Disaster Podcast.

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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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Hawk-Ventures-LogoWe’re talking wilderness medicine and correlations with disaster response medicine on this week’s show. Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley were joined by show regulars Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group to chat with Dr. Seth Hawkins a DMAT and Wilderness EMS doc from North Carolina. This is part 1 of this two-part interview segment episode.

Wilderness medicine is focused on care in austere wilderness settings where there are no nearby resources for care. Dr. Hawkins runs Hawk Ventures which supports a wide range of Wilderness EMS programs, including the flagship Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship program. Each program is personally run by Dr. Seth Collings Hawkins. Hawkins is one of only a few physicians in the United States to be double-boarded in both Emergency Medicine and EMS, and is the first physician ever named a Master Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Other Wilderness and Disaster EMS Resources:

Landmark Learning Wilderness EMS Courses

Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course

Friends of Nepal Ambulance Service

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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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Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Last week on the show, Shaughn Maxwell started sharing his tale of the amazing response to the Oso Mudslide of 2014. Shaughn is a nationally recognized firefighter/paramedic/educator with Snohomish County Fire District One in Washington State. In this episode, he shares some stories of cooperation and innovation with the local, state, and federal resources responding to the scene.

Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by frequent guest Dr. Joe Holley from Tennessee Task Force One USAR team as they interviewed Shaughn about his area’s response to the disaster that struck their community. The stories of adaptation to a difficult and unprecedented disaster situation are inspiring and show how training and education of responders is so important to helping them prepare for something as devastating as this event.

Make sure you catch last week’s episode with part 1 of this riveting interview with Shaughn about the Oso mudslide response.

 

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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Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Shaughn Maxwell, firefighter/paramedic/educator

Shaughn Maxwell is a nationally recognized firefighter/paramedic/educator with Snohomish County Fire District One in Washington State. On Saturday morning March 22, 2014, he started his day like many others. That all changed as the calls started coming in for a major mudslide that engulfed an entire neighborhood.

Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley were joined by frequent guest Dr. Joe Holley from Tennessee Task Force One USAR team as they interviewed Shaughn about his area’s response to the disaster that struck their community. Shaughn talks about the ways local, county, state and federal resources worked together to solve seemingly insurmountable challenges facing rescuers.

Make sure you catch next week’s episode with part 2 of this riveting interview with Shaughn.

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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Downwind-Walk-CoverIn this very special two-part episode of the Disaster Podcast we are joined by Author, paramedic, firefighter and 9-11 survivor Steve Kanarian. Steve chats with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley about his book “The Downwind Walk: A USAR Paramedic’s Experiences After the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001.” (Click here for the link to the Kindle eBook version.) Also joining us on the show are Dr. Joe Holley and paramedic Jim Logan who responded to the Pentagon on 9-11 as part of the Federal USAR team Tennessee Task Force 1.

The Downwind Walk lets you experience the tragic events following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001 through the eyes of an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) paramedic who went into harm’s way to rescue the victims, which rapidly included many of his “brothers” and “sisters” of the New York Fire Department (NYFD) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Make sure you check out part 2 of this special, emotional episode of the Disaster Podcast !

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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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ambulance-paramedics-transporting-victimOn this week’s episode of the Disaster Podcast, we discuss the training opportunities presented at conferences like the cadaver lab at EMS Today 2015. Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined by Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group to listen to some comments Sam recorded at EMS Today from Cadaver Lab students as they left the lab.

There is really no substitute for hands-on learning opportunities. The Cadaver Lab at EMS Today 2015 had some incredible opportunities for students to try their skills in this disaster and EMS training tool. This is made evident by the responses of the two students Sam interviewed after their experiences at the Cadaver Lab put on by the folks at Paragon. One student and relatively new paramedic talked about the affect his improved airway management skills had on his patient care in the field when he returned from a previous cadaver lab.

Another cadaver lab student was an EMS instructor who was excited to learn new tips for various patient care skills that she could take home to her students. Educators might especially like to look at the type of experiential training that folks like Joe Holley and Jim Logan bring to the table at their events like the cadaver labs at conferences.

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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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Fighting-Fires-First-RespondersSam Bradley, host of the Disaster Podcast and Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, her co-host welcomed a friend of Sam’s on the show to talk about what initiatives are out there to support injured and disabled firefighters, EMS providers and police officers hurt in the line of duty. Drew Aversa was injured on the job as a firefighter in northern California’s Bay Area. Luckily for him, he had family resources to fall back on to find a second career. Not all injured first responders have that luxury.

Drew is now pushing an initiative to offer injured first responders like the police, firefighters and EMS providers a support network and system of resources like those offered to veterans who return from service disabled or injured. The proposal would include alternative work training, college tuition breaks and tax credits to businesses who offer jobs to disabled first responders. Check out this very special episode of the Disaster Podcast.

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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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Glass-Water-2818915Dehydration is a concern for rescuers and victims alike in disaster situations. This week on the Disaster Podcast, hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and Sam Bradley are joined again by Dr. Joe Holley from the Paragon Medical Education Group to talk about a common disaster problem, dehydration. Both disaster responders and patients are at risk for dehydration.

The responders get dehydrated easily when doing the hard work of digging people out of their trapped locations and the victims who are trapped have often been unable to drink anything for days. What is the pathophysiology behind dehydration? We’ll ask Dr. Joe that and also find out when patients need IV rehydration therapy versus when they can rely on oral rehydration methods.

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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