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This weekly program, brought to you through a partnership with Paragon Medical Education Group, is your connection to tips, news, information and field interviews on major disasters. The show will cover all major response incidents both natural and man-made in nature, providing you the information you need to better prepare for future responses with your Local, State, and Federal response agencies like FEMA. Join our show each week with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic/educator Sam Bradley as they bring you this unique program for first responders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, public health officials and more!

This weekly program, brought to you through a partnership with Paragon Medical Education Group, is your connection to tips, news, information and field interviews on major disasters. The show will cover all major response incidents both natural and man-made in nature, providing you the information you need to better prepare for future responses with your Local, State, and Federal response agencies like FEMA. Join our show each week with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic/educator Sam Bradley as they bring you this unique program for first responders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, public health officials and more!
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Rising Sun, MD

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This weekly program, brought to you through a partnership with Paragon Medical Education Group, is your connection to tips, news, information and field interviews on major disasters. The show will cover all major response incidents both natural and man-made in nature, providing you the information you need to better prepare for future responses with your Local, State, and Federal response agencies like FEMA. Join our show each week with hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and paramedic/educator Sam Bradley as they bring you this unique program for first responders, paramedics, nurses, doctors, public health officials and more!

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English


Episodes

USAR Team Operations In Mexico Beach After Hurricane Michael

10/18/2018
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In this episode, we get an update from Mexico Beach on the USAR team deployed there. We were lucky enough to catch up with Dr. Joe Holley, deployed with Tennessee Task Force One USAR team in Mexico Beach. Joe relates what the team found on arrival at the devastated community, their medical relief efforts for the community in addition to their USAR duties, and the ongoing team efforts for search and recovery following the impact of Hurricane Michael. The post USAR Team Operations In Mexico...

Duration:00:34:21

Hurricane Michael Field and Weather Update

10/10/2018
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In this episode, we get a last-minute update from our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson on the status of Hurricane Michael. The category 4 (nearly 5) hurricane made landfall at 1 PM CT in the area of Mexico Beach, Florida in the western panhandle area of the state. Areas to the east stretching around towards Tampa are calling for up to fourteen feet of storm surge above mean high tide. The post Hurricane Michael Field and Weather Update appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:35:05

A New Way Of Looking at Critical Incident Stress with Dan Maguire

10/4/2018
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In this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we bring back Dan Maguire from CISM Perspectives to talk about updates to the ways work-related stress for first responders is handled. The biggest change Dan noted was a focus on building resiliency into initial first responder education and ongoing training before the critical incident occurs. The post A New Way Of Looking at Critical Incident Stress with Dan Maguire appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:45:53

Hurricane Florence Responder Report One Week Later

9/20/2018
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A look at the impact of Hurricane Florence one week after the storm hit the east coast of the U.S. With flood waters still rising, we bring you reports from the field with Dr. Joe Holley in North Carolina with the IST (Incident Support Team) and Dr. Ben Abo in South Carolina with Florida Task Force 1 USAR team. Both of them spell out what they've been doing in the past week and what they anticipate for the future of the deployment. The post Hurricane Florence Responder Report One Week Later...

Duration:00:33:26

Hurricane Florence Update 4 with Dr. Joe Holley in the Field

9/16/2018
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Dr. Joe Holley checks in from the field after a few days spent in North Carolina with the Federal IST (Incident Support Team). He details the challenges faced by responders in the face of continued heavy rainfall and rising flood waters. Joe, and hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley chat about some of the rescue situations as well as the resiliency of the local responders in the face of the continuous multi-day response. The post Hurricane Florence Update 4 with Dr. Joe Holley in the Field...

Duration:00:15:46

Hurricane Florence Community and Structural Resilience

9/14/2018
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Hurricane Florence is due to make landfall this morning. Last night, in a special crossover episode with the DesignSafe Radio Podcast and Dan Zehner, we discuss the effects of prolonged wind, rain, and storm surge to structures along the coast and inland. Disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson explains the science behind the predictions for the storm and what it means in real terms. The post Hurricane Florence Community and Structural Resilience appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:32:00

Hurricane Florence Thursday PM Field Update with Dr. Joe Holley

9/13/2018
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As Hurricane Florence nears the coast of North Carolina, Dr. Joe Holley, and his fellow federal, state, and local responders are hunkering down to ride out the storm so they can be ready to respond after it passes. We got the chance to catch up with Joe during a brief break while he was assessing resources and capabilities in Wilmington, NC. The post Hurricane Florence Thursday PM Field Update with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:10:37

Mountain Rescue with Wilderness PA James Corbin part 2

9/13/2018
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In part 2 of this two-part episode, we continue to talk about the various needs of international mountain rescue with Physician’s Assistant and Paramedic James Corbin. He’s a longtime listener who reached out to us to suggest a topic for the call. He began his EMS career as a volunteer EMT and paramedic in Wheaton, Maryland before heading off to learn about rock climbing and joining the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group in Virginia’s Shenandoah and Allegheny Mountains. The post Mountain...

Duration:00:30:20

Hurricane Florence Update 1 with Becky DePodwin

9/12/2018
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This is a special extra episode on the upcoming landfall of Hurricane Florence which will impact the U.S. East Coast in the region of North and South Carolina sometime Friday, September 14, 2018. We brought on disaster weather expert Becky DePodwin to talk about the weather outlook and potential hazards from the storm. The post Hurricane Florence Update 1 with Becky DePodwin appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:29:25

Mountain Rescue with Wilderness PA James Corbin part 1

9/6/2018
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We talk about the various needs of international mountain rescue with Physician’s Assistant and Paramedic James Corbin. He’s a longtime listener who reached out to us to suggest a topic for the call. He began his EMS career as a volunteer EMT and paramedic in Wheaton, Maryland before heading off to learn about rock climbing and joining the Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group in Virginia’s Shenandoah and Allegheny Mountains. The post Mountain Rescue with Wilderness PA James Corbin part 1...

Duration:00:37:21

Rural EMS as an Austere Medical Environment Part 2

8/30/2018
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On this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we pick up with part 2 of the episode we started last week. We resume our chat on rural EMS challenges as austere environments with Chris Prutzman, Director of Operations for Samaritan Ambulance in Oklahoma. Chris comes on to talk about dealing with rural EMS services in disaster situations. Also on the show are Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. The post Rural EMS...

Duration:00:30:51

Rural EMS as an Austere Medical Environment Part 1

8/23/2018
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On this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we chat with Chris Prutzman, Director of Operations for Samaritan Ambulance in Oklahoma. Chris comes on to talk about dealing with rural EMS services in disaster situations. Also on the show are Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson, and Dr. Joe Holley from Paragon Medical Education Group. The post Rural EMS as an Austere Medical Environment Part 1 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:31:58

CPR Airway Management Research with Dr. Joe Holley

8/9/2018
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On this episode, we bring back Dr. Joe Holley to talk some more about the groundbreaking research he’s been involved with on airway management in cardiac arrest. He and the team he was working with looked at the effects of different types of airway management to maintain an intrathoracic vacuum during CPR to facilitate better blood flow into the brain. The post CPR Airway Management Research with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:45:42

Paragon Medical Group Cadaver Training and Research Update

8/6/2018
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Dr. Joe Holley comes on for a special bonus episode of the Disaster Podcast to talk about recent training events run by Paragon Medical Education Group including a trauma cadaver lab in Mississippi. Then Joe drops a quick teaser about some ground-breaking research into CPR, Ventilation, and Cardiac Arrest. Co-hosts Sam Bradley, Jamie Davis, and disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson join Joe on this episode. The post Paragon Medical Group Cadaver Training and Research Update appeared first on...

Duration:00:21:06

Summer Weather Emergencies with Kyle Nelson

8/3/2018
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This summer has a been rolling past as quickly as it always does but it’s also been rather active from a weather standpoint. In this episode, out disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson talks about some of the devastating weather-related incidents that impacted the U.S. and the rest of the world this summer. The post Summer Weather Emergencies with Kyle Nelson appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:44:00

Planning a Major USAR Training Event with David McPartland

7/19/2018
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On this special follow-up episode, we have David McPartland, an EMS Captain at Berkley Fire Department. He and a colleague, Captain Linda Buell from Oakland Fire Department, participated in the planning of the FEMA USAR training we covered recently in a double episode with Dr. Joe Holley and Memphis paramedic Patrick McDevitt. The post Planning a Major USAR Training Event with David McPartland appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:44:27

Thailand Cave Rescue Discussion with Cave Diver Bob Wilson

7/12/2018
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In this very timely episode of the Disaster Podcast, we take a look at the extreme technical rescue involved in the recent Thailand cave rescue. As we rejoice that all the boys and their coach were rescued, it is time to talk about the operational aspects of what it took to pull off this rescue. The post Thailand Cave Rescue Discussion with Cave Diver Bob Wilson appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:01:13:51

Wilderness and Disaster Pharmacology Concerns

7/5/2018
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This week we look at Wilderness EMS Pharmacology. Nancy Pietroski is our guest this evening for the podcast along with Dr. Seth Hawkins rejoining us for this special featured segment from the Wilderness EMS Textbook. Nancy was the primary author for the textbook's chapter on Wilderness EMS pharmacology. The post Wilderness and Disaster Pharmacology Concerns appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:52:52

FEMA USAR Training with CATF1, Part 2

6/28/2018
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In this second part of a two-part episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. The post FEMA USAR Training with CATF1, Part 2 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:36:06

FEMA USAR Training with CATF1, Part 1

6/21/2018
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On this episode, we are featuring a recent FEMA USAR Medical Specialist Training class taught by Dr. Joe Holley. Joe was at the NASA Ames Research Facility in California. Joining Joe from Tennessee Task Force 1 USAR team was 20-year firefighter-paramedic Patrick McDevitt who went out to California to help with the training there. This course included a full California DMAT deployment alongside the USAR training to practice taking patient handoff and management. The post FEMA USAR Training...

Duration:00:35:27