Doc Ohara is back with a detailed discussion on hydration for training and missions. Warm weather considerations reviewed, and a discussion of research he has done as a Physiologist for the AF Research Lab and his own experience as an ultra runner.
PJ Med Director Col Dorsch discusses updates to the new edition of the handbook.
Dilaudid and ketamine drip for PFC pain control.
Slots open up for the NYC Feb refresher.
A discussion and review of some of the points raised in the podcast with the Trauma Surgeon.
Review of lessons learned in recent FMP training.
Go to pjmed.com for training info.
Use your chain if you are interested in being a participant on the winter PJ Foundation retreat for recharging. Backcountry skiing on the Tenth Mountain Division Hut System trails. Week of Feb 25, 2019.
A recently deployed and very experienced DOD trauma surgeon just came back from a deployment and shares observations and thoughts on overuse of certain techniques and emphasizing know the indications and technical details of performing invasive procedures.
These procedures should be used when indicated, and not used when not indicated.
There are potential adverse consequences of performing procedures. The downside is minimized when they are not performed if not indicated.
Although tension pneumothorax has declined as a cause of potentially preventable death, needle decompression should only be used when indicated to reduce unnecessary complications. Excellent technical performance through rigorous training is the other way to reduce complications.
This is a unique presentation.
New slots have opened up for the FEB PJ paramedic recertification course, go to pjmed.com under training to contact the course manager to sign up.
Our HAF CRO FAM discusses the move that we have been waiting for with a description, explanation and the vision for the rebranding and move to Air Force Special Warfare. A glimpse into the future of Pararescue and AFSPECWAR.
ACCESS- STRIKE- RECOVER
Rescue and Recovery
Ginger Locke is a paramedic educator, who has a natural talent for it but has also studied the literature and incorporated scientific principles into her teaching in a very successful manner.
This is a great conversation about thoughts on how to optimize adult learning for PJs and Paramedics.
if you are an instructor these two episodes have a lot to offer.
Check out Ginger's podcast at MEDIC MINDSET.
New PJ Med Director Announcement at MOAB.
Notes on trauma from the ATLS course- advanced trauma life support. Although many principles are similar, to what we do in the field, there are some differences how to handle trauma patients immediately in an ER from what we do.
This podcast reviews some trauma pearls and gives you insight into how an ER or forward MTF handles trauma, stabilizes patients, and evaluates the need for immediate transfer to a higher level of care.
Over 500,000 downloads now.
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Thanks for your interest and support.
Hope everyone had a meaningful Veterans Day.
This series of podcasts under 143 are the mandatory lectures for the Pararescue Paramedic Recertification. These lectures are mandatory for the NREMT Paramedic recertification. By listening on podcasts we can use class time for more focused training.
These podcasts will cover abuse and neglect, elder abuse, child abuse, geriatric patient issues, medical devices, special patients, etc.
FDNY Doc Zabar discusses 3 articles for Operators and Docs/PAs to further enhance your knowledge and understanding of this issue.
As with all of our podcasts, they are directed to the Operator.
Listen and learn from the best!
FDNY Doc Zabar discusses smoke inhalation and management. Who better to hear from than an FDNY Emergency Medicine Doc on inhalation injury.
Thanks to all of you, we have reached 500,000 downloads! We have been getting great feedback from all the branches. Thanks for the emails.
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Thanks to everyone we have hit 500,000 downloads.
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I am introducing a new format in reviewing Journal articles on pertinent topics.
Just hitting the highlights, easy to digest.
I lost an email from a NAVY Doc - TOM- feel free to resend your request.
Best wishes to our Brother in the Pacific Northwest who is recovering.
See PJMED.com for more intel.
MOAB 13, 14 NOV. If you can't make it we will review the discussions, but you can't enjoy the NY food we will be having!
The new PJ Medical Operations Handbook is posted on the GA Sharepoint.
ACC is determining if there will be a mass printing.
In the meantime Teams can print them locally.
Recent missions with lessons learned on thoracic trauma are briefly discussed.
The med cert has been updated and made more user friendly.
More to follow.
Come to the MOAB in NOV in NY. There will be great mission presentations.
THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE
A SOF Critical Care Flight Medic discusses the emerging interest in Calcium with blood transfusions, its role in clotting.
He also reviews the lethal triad of acidosis, coagulopathy and hypothermia.
Remember to use the first 20 podcasts to review the handbook and the basics.
PJ MOAB in NOV in NYC, there will be many mission presentations. Speak to your Team leadership to attend.
"Mastery of the basics, and conditioning through repetition".
Doc Brager, Army neuroscientist and sleep expert, reviews the highlights from a recent Sleep Research meeting she thinks you should know.
PJ MOAB in NY, NOV- check with your Team, we will have the most mission presentations ever. Try to come.
In this final installment of the Thai rescue Derek debriefs and summarizes some of the lessons learned.
If you found this interesting and are new to PJ Medcast go back and listen to podcasts 94-97 and listen to the series on the MV Tamar rescue mission.
Remember the Handbook is summarized in the first 20 episodes and is a great way to review the PJ Medical Operations Handbook.
Finally- with great sadness for those of you who have come to PJ Med Courses, my friend and Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Michael Graver and his wife Jodi Cohen, friend of the 103rd and the Pararescue career-field and pilot, died this week in a small plane crash. Dr. Graver took time out of his schedule several days a year to volunteer to teach PJs about thoracic trauma in the Cadaver lab. He was committed to teaching PJs and was always proud to read about PJs hacking the mish around the world.
That Others May Live
The PJ TL describes the step by step actions and meticulous attention to detail the disparate group of rescuers performed to safely and successfully get the children and the coach out.
Learn about the level professionalism that was displayed to perform this high profile, high risk mission.
Watching the news as PJs are on standby in the Carolinas during Hurricane Florence.
Hello to all PJs deployed worldwide.
Part 3 of 5. Operation Wild Boar.
Another exceptional discussion of the evolution of this incredible mission that gripped the world.
Today is 9-11-2018.
On behalf of TEAM NY, the 103rd Rescue Squadron, we send our warmest wishes to the survivors of the citizens, FDNY, NYPD, PAPD members and others who perished on 9-11. We will never forget.
PJs from the 103rd were on the pile with the FDNY firefighters on September 12.
We are grateful for our Operators who stay vigilant in continuing to protect our freedom, and our law enforcement and first responders who are exceptional Americans we count on everyday.
This second in a series of 5 podcasts were cut from a long discussion so there is no intro or closing to most of them.
This podcast begins to discuss mission execution and the rescue of the children and coach from the wild boars soccer team.
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PJ J talks about his experience with the R & R program at the Univ of Utah.
He discusses the issues of high ops tempo, toll on the family, and details about the R & R program Doc Bryan discussed last week.
We really want to drive home the message that this is appropriate for burn out and smoldering issues, not just more definitive mental health issues like PTSD and Depression.
Support the Pararescue Foundation by doing team events once a year, in addition to individual contributions and encouraging those of family and friends.
Doc Bryan discusses this focused 2 week intensive program based out of Park City and Salt Lake City Utah. Comparable or better results compared to standard treatments that take months.
Several PJs and other SOF Operators have used this with success.
It is also unique because the families can come and take part in discussions and therapy if indicated, and also enjoy all that Park City has to offer in all seasons.
Treatment is free and the PJ Foundation generally covers ancillary costs.
If you are interested reach out to Doc Bryan at the Univ Of Utah and Ron at the Pararescue Foundation.
Univ of Utah 801-587-7978
Doc Bryan is a prior AF Psychologist. He currently is the Executive Director of National Center for Veteran's Studies at the Univ of Utah. He partnered with the AF Psychology Service to perform long term research on our Operators during OEF.
The articles are posted on pjmed.com
In this episode he discusses findings that have been published in peer reviewed journals, and implications for PJ Mental Health.
He also runs a two week program which we will highlight in another episode.