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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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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.

Sep 13, 2015

Medcast #31 reviews AARs from two military med meetings in August 2015, as well as some of the medical issues from a recent Pacific Ocean jump mission with critical care.

Aug 15, 2015

This podcast reviews what you need to know regarding weapons of mass destruction (WMD's). In some instances you can provide definitive treatment, in others you need to simply have SA and protect your team accordingly and triage and evacuate.

Aug 5, 2015

This podcast will succinctly review a working approach to dive medicine with emphasis on the must know concepts and management.

Jun 27, 2015

In Part 2 of our discussion with Pat Davidson, Pat review the fundamentals of a basic physical training program.

Jun 27, 2015

Dr. Pat Davidson discusses a broad range of over arching issues pertinent to human performance training and the PJ career field.

Jun 18, 2015
For the new PJ this will provide you with a foundation of operating in a mass casualty incident. Exercising these concepts in a crawl, walk, run fashion will create proficiency. Accountability, security, triage, patient movement/treatment/ and packaging are the hallmarks for MCI ops. This is a core skill for Pararescuemen.
May 18, 2015
"This episode brings in new formats including a brief AAR of training with the USCG and lessons learned performing an MCI on a Cutter, as well as an introduction to the discussion of human performance issues."
Apr 18, 2015
This podcast continues the discussion of travel medicine relevant to patrol medicine issues, as well as self care on deployment. It focuses on symptom management and general classification of common illnesses.
Mar 19, 2015
The next few podcasts will discuss travel medicine. These concepts are important for self care, sick call and patrol medicine. This podcast introduces travel medicine by creating a travel medicine list with a discussion of the indications for the medications.
Feb 24, 2015
This episode provides an update on TCCC information based on the 2015 winter meeting of the TCCC committee
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