Disaster Podcast-logo

Disaster Podcast

Medical >

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!
More Information

Location:

Rising Sun, MD

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@podmedic

Language:

English


Episodes

Thailand Cave Rescue Discussion with Cave Diver Bob Wilson

7/12/2018
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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

Infectious Disease in the Wilderness Setting, part 2

6/14/2018
More
In part two of this two-part episode, we continue our discussion on infectious diseases in the wilderness setting from one of the chapters of the Wilderness EMS Textbook. We bring back overall Wilderness textbook author and coordinator Dr. Seth Hawkins and infectious disease chapter author, Dr. Chris Davis. The post Infectious Disease in the Wilderness Setting, part 2 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:36:45

Infectious Disease in the Wilderness Setting, part 1

6/7/2018
More
In part one of this two-part episode, we talk infectious diseases in the wilderness setting from one of the chapters of the Wilderness EMS Textbook. We bring back overall Wilderness textbook author and coordinator Dr. Seth Hawkins and infectious disease chapter author, Dr. Chris Davis. The post Infectious Disease in the Wilderness Setting, part 1 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:37:47

Tornado Weather Response Past, Present, and Future

5/31/2018
More
On this episode of the Disaster Podcast, we take a look at the history of tornado response in the U.S. and how the difficult lessons learned in those major responses improved systems across the country. Joining the show is disaster weather expert and meteorologist Kyle Nelson, returning guest and meteorologist Becky DePodwin (@wx_becks on Twitter), and Oklahoma paramedic and emergency management operations expert Chris Prutzman. The post Tornado Weather Response Past, Present, and Future...

Duration:00:43:31

Disaster Weather Preparedness with Becky DePodwin, Part 2

5/24/2018
More
In this second half of the episode, we look at preparedness for weather-related disasters. We cover a review of last season's disasters including the various hurricanes to hit the coast of the U.S. and island territories. We also look at how previous events color a community's risk perception and their reaction to things like evacuation orders. The post Disaster Weather Preparedness with Becky DePodwin, Part 2 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:39:07

Disaster Weather with Becky DePodwin, Part 1

5/17/2018
More
In the first of this two-part episode on weather-related disaster coverage, we discuss meteorologist Becky DePodwin's background in everything from storm chasing to working in the Accuweather forecast center in State College, Pennsylvania, to her transition to a focus on emergency management. She also is the host or co-host of two different podcasts. The post Disaster Weather with Becky DePodwin, Part 1 appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:36:17

CPR and Disaster Cardiac Arrest Episode

5/3/2018
More
In this episode, we talk about some of the unique situations where a patient in cardiac arrest may be viable in disaster settings. Part of this is a look at the amazing research Dr. Joe Holley has been involved with regarding human cadaver-based CPR research. He and his team work to better understand the physiology of cardiac arrest, CPR, and survivable resuscitation. The post CPR and Disaster Cardiac Arrest Episode appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:41:48

Animal Bites, Stings, Venom, and Poison in WEMS

4/26/2018
More
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. The post Animal Bites, Stings, Venom, and Poison in WEMS appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:01:03:49

Wilderness, Mountaineering, and Snow Search and Rescue

4/19/2018
More
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...

Duration:01:00:06

NHERI Disaster Structural Research Updates with Dan Zehner

4/12/2018
More
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. The post NHERI Disaster Structural Research Updates with Dan Zehner appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:47:33

Psychological and Stress Injury in Wilderness EMS

4/6/2018
More
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. The post Psychological and Stress Injury in Wilderness EMS appeared first...

Duration:00:48:53

Jason Friesen with a TrekMedics and Beacon Update

3/29/2018
More
Jason Friesen from TrekMedics.org joins us on the show this week. We’ve had Jason on the show before talking about his non-profit organization. To refresh your memory. Trek Medics International is a 501c 3 registered nongovernmental organization dedicated to improving emergency medical systems in communities without reliable access to emergency care through innovative mobile phone technologies. The post Jason Friesen with a TrekMedics and Beacon Update appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:42:52

Crush Syndrome Injuries and the Opioid Connection

3/22/2018
More
We dig into crush syndrome and a tie to the opioid epidemic for emergency responders in this episode of the Disaster Podcast with a clinical topic from Dr. Joe Holley. It’s a total body system-wide process that results from compression injury to muscle tissue releases toxins into the body. The post Crush Syndrome Injuries and the Opioid Connection appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:40:57

Washington Amtrak Train Derailment Response

3/16/2018
More
This week we talk with Chief Scott A. LaVielle, EFO, CFO, CEMSO, FM, MIFireE, from Tumwater, Washington, who was one the responding chief officers on the Washington State I-5 Amtrak Train Derailment incident. Scott talks about attending the NFA EMS Special Operations Course to develop skills and training on large-scale MCI incidents in March 2017 which prepared for him and his team for this event, though they couldn’t have predicted it ahead of time. The post Washington Amtrak Train...

Duration:01:03:06

Disaster Hazard Mitigation Program Value with Bryan Koon

3/8/2018
More
We talk about mitigating natural disasters in this week’s episode of the Disaster Podcast. Coming on the show is Bryan Koon. Bryan is the former Director at the Florida Division of Emergency Management and currently Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with IEM. He also serves as Chair of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council. The post Disaster Hazard Mitigation Program Value with Bryan Koon appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:55:00

National Ambulance Strike Team Program – Bonus Episode

3/5/2018
More
In this bonus episode, we talk about the Ambulance Strike Team program nationally available where extra ambulances are set up in storage around the country so they can be deployed to disasters on very short notice. AMR administers the program nationally though smaller EMS organizations participate providing EMTs and Paramedics to the program. The post National Ambulance Strike Team Program – Bonus Episode appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:23:21

EMS Special Operations at the National Fire Academy

3/1/2018
More
This week we talk about the revamping of the EMS Special Operations course at the National Fire Academy with paramedic Jim Logan. Joining Jim are Bruce Evans, Chief of Upper Pine River Fire Protection District near Durango, Colorado, and Scott Barthelmass, the Public Information Officer (PIO) in the Eureka Fire Protection District near St. Louis Missouri. The post EMS Special Operations at the National Fire Academy appeared first on Disaster Podcast.

Duration:00:24:29