The most frequent book I recommend is the TALENT CODE by Daniel Coyle. He studied how world class performers come to be and discussed the neuroscience behind it. This book was recommended to me by a former BUDS Commander and is part of the foundation of how I perform operational medical training. I encourage anyone who trains operators below them or in schoolhouses to listen to this and read the book.
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Chief Atkins is a great PJ who has codified his lessons learned as a Leader in our career field. After discussing these on a walk around Lake Tahoe last month while training, I thought it would be great to have his share his thoughts on leadership. His four key principles include 1. work ethic, 2. positive attitude, 3. receptiveness, 4. self motivation. Enjoy this focused discussion on leadership.
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Our Orthopedic Surgeon and 212th FLIGHT DOC discusses hip and knee injuries common to operators. He also discusses standard and emerging treatments and operations for these injuries, return to duty concepts, and time courses for healing.
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Maj Erin Jenkins is an AF aerospace and exercise physiologist. In this episode she discusses the negative impact of fatigue and fatigue mitigation strategies. She covers the issues of mental and physical fatigue, sleep physiology and tips, and the problems with the lights from your computers and cell phones at night.
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Dr. Laureen Hill is the Chair of Anesthesiology at Emory University. In this episode, she discusses controversies regarding intubation, particularly in the pre-hospital setting, the supreme importance of bagging properly, and other lessons learned during decades of training medical providers how to intubate.
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In part 2 of our discussion with Bill, he discusses his experience in the Khobar Towers bombing, and the PJs who survived it and then helped organize and manage the CCP for hundreds.
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In this first of two conversations with Ret. PJ Bil Sine, he discusses the first Pararescue combat jump mission into a minefield.
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Doc Smith was a member on the Wilderness Medical Society Guidelines for avalanche safety and rescue. He discusses, avalanche awareness, safety and mitigation protocols, rescue and resuscitation.
Here are some links he mentions is the discussion:
Ish had a long career doing missions and and has spent the last decade and a half thinking about the technical aspects of Rescue, what it means to be a PJ, how does rescue fit into the DOD mission set, and ends with an unplanned discussion of being on the X when you least expect it.
Ish has had an important impact on PJs and tech rescue.
SW reviews the highlights of the meeting including PJ combat medic presentation.
Go to RDCR.org to learn about a great meeting in Norway for mil resuscitation.
Try to attend the 2017 Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly to network with SOF and learn from SOF.
21-25 MAY in Charlotte
Doc Smith is an Emergency Medicine Doc in Jackson, WY, member of the Teton SAR team and Med Director,NPS Doc, wilderness med consultant, and LTC in the US Army Reserves. He is one of the most experienced Wilderness Medical Providers around with lots of real world experience.
In this first of a series of wilderness medical podcasts, Doc Smith discusses a rescue after a lightning strike and MCI, and then reviews medical aspects of lightning strikes.
You can find and contact Doc Smith at wildernessdoc.com
Detailed minutes can be found on the NREMT website and in the JSOM.
Thanks to Capt (RET) Butler for permission to do this.
Doc Paynter is an orthopedic surgeon and Flight Doc for the 212th RQS. He previously was a full time AF Orthopedic Surgeon at Elmendorf. In this first of a series of discussions, Doc Paynter discusses injuries of the shoulder and general management issues. Doc P has a unique perspective as both a FS and orthopedic surgeon who is experienced with PJs and CROs.
Injuries of the bone, labrum, biceps, rotator cuff and joint are discussed with an emphasis on those injuries that are more commonly seen in operators.
Listen to the dramatic flight line response of a mishap and injury of two Naval Aviators. Two Navy SAR Corpsman provided advanced care on the "X" and then performed the TACEVAC with two PJs from the 304th who assisted. This overpressurization event was essentially a close range blast injury.
See this open source TV news story:
Moffet had a mission last week with HELO hoist of a critically il 14 yo from a cruise ship: