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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The PJ Medical Programs manager discusses the WRM package, recent changes to the CSAR ruck and equipment list.
Review of lessons learned on spin up including extended care and MCI, as well as a notes from the NJ EMS task force meeting.
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,
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.
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.
#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.