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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, Federal Agency 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, US Air Force or the United States Government.
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Apr 22, 2020

Rich is a Physical Therapist working with the 123rd HPO team.
He discusses the evolution of HPO in KY as well as observations about tactical athletes.

Catch his podcast "The Peak Performance".

We close with a few comments and update about COVID in NYC.


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Apr 14, 2020

Dr Phil is an ER Doc on Long Island who has been teaching PJs for about 5 years. 

He has been working COVID for a month now and shares some reflections now-

Check PJ MED channel on you tube for COVID vent lectures.

Check pjrqmed on instagram for updates on the SOF NYC response.

The Ryan Larkin Field Hospital at NY Presbyterian opened today!  Congrats to Missy Givens, Ricky, Kate and Dr Hill and the team at NYP!

Apr 10, 2020

Doc Bellehsen is a Psychologist who works with Veterans and Mil Members. He has provided great support to our Team and our Wing.

Doc discusses a variety of issues relevant to you and your family during extended stay at home periods.

Follow intel on our SOF NYC COVID response on this podcast and now on instagram at pjrqmed.

We also have COVID lectures for PJs and Medics on YouTube on a new PJ MED channel.

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Apr 8, 2020

We will use PJ Medcast and PJ MED or pjrqmed on instagram to keep you apprised of developments for the over 600 volunteers for the SOF Medical Response to the NYC COVID battle.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO STEPPED UP!

The Ryan Larkin Field hospital with NY Presbyterian Hospital  is staffed and we will now focus on supporting more hospitals around the city.

We also hope to create a reproducible model to respond to other cities as they become stressed.

We will use this platform to keep you updated and let you know how you might be able to help.

sign up with this form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOQDDxjznVjvwwvpC2lWEXSd8WKAeUkbjINGIA3clmGII-gg/viewform

PJs are in the fight tomorrow...PJNY

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Apr 7, 2020

Sorry for my mic...

Apr 7, 2020

The new 103rd Flight Doc is a Brooklyn ER Doc.

He shares early lessons learned on COVID.

Apr 3, 2020

Dr Romaguera's work focuses on the children of our service members and has provided a lot of support to the 103rd Rescue Squadron over the years.
Doc Romaguera discusses how to communicate with your children about COVID and what to look for while staying at home for prolonged periods.

If you like this and find it helpful please email me if there are other issues you would like her to address.

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Apr 3, 2020

Vighter- contact chill@vighter.com

 

TeamRubiconUSA.org  

 

Apr 1, 2020

Intro to basic info on COVID

Prepping ANG PJs if needed to support

Will try to keep this as a concise repository of useful intel and background for operators and your families

Stay safe- distance-hand wash - use PPE meticulously- solve problems!

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Mar 12, 2020

Col S continues her discussion with the future organization of combat trauma systems.

 

Everybody be safe and use common sense.

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and brothers of the Marine Raiders.

That Others May Live.

 

Mar 5, 2020

Col Shackelford is an AF Trauma Surgeon and Director of the Joint Trauma System. She is an important friend of the community.

In this episode she discusses how the DOD looks at and organizes its approach to trauma care and improving it. This is mission critical intel for PJs and SOF medics and why its so important to document care.


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Feb 26, 2020

more chest trauma petals from Doc Dubose

Feb 26, 2020

Doc Dubose is an experienced AF Trauma Surgeon with decades of GWOT experience.

Col D discusses the trauma surgeon's perspective on incoming chest trauma, and things for PJs and Medics to think about.

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Feb 21, 2020

Easily one of our best vent podcasts.  Good sound! We are in the process of fixing the sound (of course by a NY PJ- not me).

This talk covers the basics but also blast lung, TBI and trouble shooting from an experienced respiratory tech with deployments under his belt. He is currently at Baltimore Shock Trauma where we have a great rotation going. Your Flight Doc knows how to get you set up.

Notes from Sgt Noll-

Vent Bullet Points

BASICS
Initial calculation for TV is 6ml/kg
increasing RR or TV lowers C02
decreasing RR or TV increases C02
increasing fio2 increases pao2 and sat
increasing peep will increase pa02 sat o2 sat
initial peep setting on vent is usually 5, can increase 1-2 at a time to 12 maximum

CONTINUOUS SEDATION
Primary indications for resedation of intubated Pt:

Increased HR, Increased BP,
Is Pt diaphoretic? Bucking?

Consider using “Boom stick” Take a 10cc syringe if Flight Doc approved:

Draw up 3cc Ketamine (150 mg) Draw up 5cc Fentanyl (250 mcg) Draw up 2cc Midazolam (10 mg)

Recommend a 1cc push PRN every 10-15 mns

Re-paralyzing the intubated patient:
sTBI Patient – consider re-paralyzing w 100mg ROC if:
continuous bucking and not responding to sedation and is hypertensive.

Management of intubated patients (pulmonary contusion, blast lung, sTBI,)

Pulmonary contusions:

S/S: hypoxia, build up of fluid (blood) in lungs, high PIP ie: above 30 or 35 (if no DOPE issues) -Can be bi-lateral but more often unilateral from blunt force trauma
TX:
-increase Fio2

-If contusion is unilateral (only one side is affected) consider placing in recovery position with the “good” lung down (more blood will go to the lung)

-consider lowering TV and increasing RR in order to maintain proper minute ventilation Blast Lung

BLAST LUNG

S/S:

-hypoxia, dyspnea, cyanosis, increased Etco2

-high PIP over time as lung compliance decreases

-reverberations for the blast can damage AC (alveolar capillary) membrane

-damaged alveoli become damaged and cannot get rid of C02 properly

TX:

- increase fio2

-consider lowering TV and increasing RR (note: this is only temporary as Pt will clinically deteriorate as compliance will be poor)

sTBI
S/S per PJmed handbook

Tx: per PJmed handbook
Vent: maintain target 35-40 etco2

COMPARING THE IMPACT 731 AND SAVe II

Impact 731

Pros: manipulation of I:E times, advanced synchronization settings, can detect patient effort and be triggered by Pt, can maintain 100% fio2 w supplemental O2, can be used down to a 5 kg Pt

Cons: weight and cube size, complicated to use if not current, must manually calculated weight/size of patient

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SAVe II
Pros: Small, light, automatically populates initial settings after pushing Pt height, simple to use Cons: Does not detect patient effort resulting in patient-ventilator “desynchrony”

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Feb 3, 2020

an SF Doc and Duke neurointensivist talks more about sTBI

Feb 3, 2020
Feb 1, 2020

Tell family and friends to support and go see the new feature film

"The Last Full Measure" to help the box office opening.

Evolving info on sTBI.

Support Ret PJ Mike Malloy raising money for the PJ Foundation in the Mint Race by going to mightycause.com and searching for rescue warriors/PJF

 

Jan 27, 2020

We explore the role of osmotic therapy, in our protocols that is 3% saline.

We will reexmaine the role in the next few months and explore more we can do to do a better job at the POI and in PFC

Jan 21, 2020

Dr Rajajee is a Neuro Critical Care Specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We begin our deep dive into TBI with some physiology and will begin to look at some possible modifications we need to consider for point of injury and PFC settings.  

Jan 9, 2020

Preston Cline, the founder of the Mission Critical Teams Institute talks about the challenges selecting instructor cadre and training SOF forces.

Check him out at:

 

MISSIONCTI.com

 

 

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