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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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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. 

May 21, 2016

Bear discusses a recent Alaska mission involving a remote snow machiner, bad weather and a painful injury. Mission planning, overland travel in snow, winter survival equipment and the role of KTDs are discussed.

May 16, 2016

The PJ Medical Programs manager discusses the WRM package, recent changes to the CSAR ruck and equipment list.

Apr 6, 2016

Review of lessons learned on spin up including extended care and MCI, as well as a notes from the NJ EMS task force meeting.

Apr 6, 2016

This second part of our discussion delves into the later stages of dealing with this, obstacles to care, and some discussion about service dogs. Support the Argos project at k9soliders.org.  Five PJs have received amazing dogs with great results,

Mar 1, 2016

Gabe Corey is a retired PJ who began formal PFC/extended care training for one of our teams.  In this podcast we discuss the impetus for, principles of, and challenges facing Pararescue in extended care training.

Feb 29, 2016

MY is a recently retired SMSgt PJ who experienced a brutal mission in the 90s, was able to compensate until on OEF mission brought it all to the surface. This first of 2 discussions chronicles his career as the backdrop for the challenges of maintaining a family and operating during a time where we did not discuss these things and did not have the right support available, and then how it all came out and was difficult to recognize what was going on, until finally seeking help and getting it.

Feb 23, 2016

#38 LLs from a 212th podcast and the SOCOM SEMA. This is new and the first podcast from a team and their mission.  We then included a series for LLs early in OIF from our good friend who is an experienced 18D.

Feb 23, 2016

Pelvic binders discussion, and highlights from the Feb 2016 TCCC meeting

Jan 31, 2016

Medcast #36 reviews the rationale and principles for video laryngoscopy, and re-hacks the importance of sustainment training. The monthly drill is mission critical so you are always fresh for a training mis-hap, or unexpected civil SAR.

Jan 31, 2016

This is the best vent talk we have had for PJs. One of our Flight Docs is an Anesthesiologist (Harvard Med School! ) and did this talk at a 2015 refresher.

Dec 5, 2015

Here we will discuss the traits unique to PJs and some issues related to resilience and the challenges sometimes faced by operators in maintaining the edge.

Oct 26, 2015

The Harvard Business School reviewed ten books on leadership. One book by Daniel Goleman is highlighted in this podcast. Daniel Goleman is a scientist whose research expertise is in emotional intelligence. Aspects of emotional intelligence are the key factors in successful leadership. These skills are critical to your growth as a TL, EL and onwards. Effective leadership is imperative to increase mission completion and bring home the survivor, evader, patient.

Oct 24, 2015

In this episode we begin to use the podcasts in expanding the ability to share lessons learned from missions and training. If you have lessons learned to share send them either to Doc or the PJ Medical Programs Manager. And if you want to make a podcast of lessons learned, send the MP3 file to Doc.

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