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PJ Medcast

PJ MEDCAST are the podcasts for PJ MED (Pararescue Medicine). Besides PJs, these podcasts may be useful to other Military, Law Enforcement and Civilian Medical Personnel involved in Tactical and Technical Rescue Medicine, and other facets of Operational Medicine. PJs may document the time they spend listening to podcasts as training for their training folders, and also apply towards Paramedic Recertification. This podcast represents the positions of the authors and may not represent the offical position of the Department of the Defense or the United States Government.
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Dec 30, 2016

In part 2 with Keith, he  discusses a dive recovery mission in Iraq, and MCI in Africa. We end with Keith with a description of the TOMS lab at Hurlburt.

Dec 30, 2016

Hear Keith discuss the mission drop at Hurby, planning and execution of rescue ops in Haiti in 2010. He also discusses the challenges and rewards of interacting with other teams and nations, as well as some of the technical aspects of earthquake ops as well as human tragedy. Shout out to Ish!

Also look for a book by Col Harvis on this mission called RESCUE FROM CHAOS: USAF RESPONDS TO DISASTER IN HAITI.

Dec 26, 2016

ALERT!  Going forward we will use "ALERT" to let you know of real time changes in PJ medicine you need to know, or other important PJ news items.  Please let your teammates and indoc buddies know about this.  We also review Part 1 of MOAB 2016 highlights, lessons learned (LLs) in recent training, and celebrate the induction of retired PJs  Scott Fales and Tim Wilkinson into the Air Commando Hall of Fame.  Check out the youtube video of the induction 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKO7yU-_7T0&t=32s

 

 

 

Dec 21, 2016

Dr Reggie O'Hara is an Air Force Research Lab Exercise Physiologist and endurance athlete.  He has run  20 100 mile races.  He discusses the normal and pathologic reactions to heat stress and strategies to counter heat related illness, as well as preparation and arrival from home station to hot environments - be it AZ or in the AOR.

Dec 15, 2016

Incredible story of the crash and rollover on Mt Hood with Chief Canfield. He talks about the mission drop and the wild ride he went on. Later in this episode he discusses Leadership issues in Pararescue.  

If you have not seen it go to youtube and search Mt Hood helicopter crash.  there are several clips but you can see Chief interviewed on the National Geographic segment.

 

Support the PJ Foundation! Go to  Pararescuefoundation.org

If you are a PJ, do an event or fundraiser.

Dec 6, 2016

Dave Shuman is a prior 212th Chief. Dave is a true alpinist, big mountain skier and climber. He just summited two peaks over 20,000 feet in Nepal back to back. He still teaches rope rescue to PJs and performs safety operations for various organizations. Dave performed one of the most harrowing and exciting mountain rescues I have heard of. Enjoy this story. 

Remember to support the Pararescue Foundation.

Dec 2, 2016

In part 2 Doug tackles the PT test question, how to maximize reward and minimize risk in training, and incorporating HPO programs into operational readiness. Check out Doug's website at www.resilientperformancept.com.  Also look for some of his youtube posts.

Dec 2, 2016

Doug Kechijian is a PJ who obtained a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, both from Columbia University. In part 1 of this talk Doug reviews why HPO programs are important, why sports medicine and performance training should be viewed as a continuum, and what are the limitations of physical preparation in the context of special operations.

Nov 28, 2016

Within two weeks this fall, Moffet got two missions in the Pacific. But this one was different. UGI Bleeds, acute abdomens, and Burns are the most common diagnoses encountered on civil SAR ocean missions. You should always be prepared for these on the ANG teams.

Nov 24, 2016

Moffet PJs jump to a ship for a patient with GI bleeding in partially compensated shock.  In addition to the array of critical care gear, they jumped in Packed Red Cells and Plasma.  The primary medic discusses the mission from infil to exfil spanning over 10 hours of patient care aboard a ship and HH-60.

Oct 17, 2016

Billy is a great New Yorker and a great American. He shares a couple of stories from selection in the late 60's, Vietnam, as well as  a civil SAR mission with international intrigue and  appendicitis.  This is our first podcast with stories from Vietnam and hopefully not our last, in celebrating the PJs and historic work they performed on a regular basis.  Hear about the forest penetrator and bamboo, rustling in the bushes, and more.

Oct 17, 2016

In this article by an SAS officer, leadership essentials are boiled down to three points: Leaders decide, communicate and build and sustain cultures. Listen this podcast on a concise approach to leadership.  Remember- if you are a CC or Chief, TC or TL, EL or team member, your leadership will affect mission performance.

Oct 16, 2016

In the second part of this mission podcast, the PJs discuss overland travel, AT boots, nutrition (gummy bears), and other logistics in white out glacier travel. Just another day at the office. That Others May Live.

Oct 16, 2016

In another exciting installment from the 212th, the CRO discusses the mission drop and mission planning- issues with weather, insertion, and ORM. For those of you who have not augmented the 212th, there is no better place to train cold weather ops, mountain and high angle skills, and do real world missions in a forbidding environment. 

Sep 19, 2016

John had an amazing career as a PJ and then became one of the first CROs. He talks about two unique experiences:  a civil ocean jump in the 90s into 40 foot seas, and a tragic mission in OEF which you will know well. John discusses what he learned from those missions as well as what it took to process the loss of a friend. Thanks to a great PJ for sharing his experience. 

Sep 18, 2016

In this podcast a 75th Ranger Regimental PA discusses the whole blood program. It is a revolutionary and forward thinking concept.  Much credit to Dr Geir from Norway, Dr Cap and the Ranger Medical Leadership.  

More information can be found at RDCR.org on the publications page.

Sep 9, 2016

If you do not know about it, search for "Roger Sparks Pararescue" and "Operation Bulldog Bite" before you listen to this. Unfortunately, if you do not hear the details directly for Roger you will be missing out, but at least get some SA before listening by reading the material out there. Roger received the Silver Star for this mission which he performed with one of our great Combat Rescue Officers.  This is a reflective and introspective discussion by a senior PJ about rescue and recovery in intense combat, and what it takes to do this mission.

Sep 7, 2016

In this podcast we discuss the value of the SOMA meeting and interesting highlights including emphasis on training, operator support , the ROLO program and PFC training.

Aug 19, 2016

Two PJs with over 200 combat missions in OEF discuss lessons learned.  This is a must listen to podcast for new and aspiring PJs. Red Leader- come in!

Jul 25, 2016

Supporting the National Park Service on Denali during the spring climbing season is a great experience and can lead to good training. You can set this up trough the 212th.  In this podcast one of our PJs discusses his 2016 patrol and a series of cases including a helo exfil. Enjoy hearing about the missions and review of cold weather and mountain ops.

Jul 1, 2016

In part 2 Doc Chung discusses ventilator issues, wound care and escharotomy, special circumstances including chemical, electric and steam injuries.  NOTE: a lot of information relevant to our mission such as a maritime response, where we get to the patient 24-48 hours after injury, where there is no real guidance, is discussed and revised.

Jul 1, 2016

In light of last week's Moody jump mission in the Atlantic, we are doing a more in-depth discussion on burns. Burns are one of the top three injuries that teams perform maritime rescue for.  Doc Chung also served as a telecon consultant for our ROC Doc.

In Part 1 of 2 with Doc (LTC) Chung, he reviews pain control, fluids and airway management. Doc keeps his comments focused on our gear and meds and makes it specific to PJ capes. Enjoy a great talk.

Jun 8, 2016

Army O-6 and new friend of Pararescue gave a great talk at SOMA '16. Col G discusses the history of anabolic androgenic steroid use and criminalization, benefits, risks and paucity of data. They are ILLEGAL- do not use them. There are also adverse cognitive effects incompatible with elite operations. These are the personal views of the discussants, not the DOD or USG.

Jun 6, 2016

Doc Cap is an Army hematologist and  reviews bleeding, clotting and shock for the Operational PJ, Medic , Corpsman in the best discussion I have heard on it, emphasizing the latest research, history of our approach, and important comments on TXA.

May 21, 2016

Jen discusses her experience as a PJ spouse for 2 decades and going through  the gradual onset of PTSD with her husband and subsequent treatment. This is a must hear podcast for all operators and their spouses/partners. 

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