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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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Now displaying: 2022
Dec 27, 2022

Max goes over his top 5 bullets for training and edcuation. He has a great command of the literature on adult education and relates it to how to train medics.

Lots of insight and lots of experience from this prior Army Dustoff Medic.

Dec 20, 2022

Great discussion with FDNY Doc Zabar on recent PCC mission on CONUS after the hurricane, and breif discussion on structural collapse issues common to FDNY Rescue and Pararescue.

Dec 6, 2022

This is a wide ranging discussion on the role of protein, body composition and the importance of lean body mass, protein sources and quality, total daily expenditure, recovery nutrition and more.

Performance nutrition in the context of Operational training.

In memory of MSgt Hughes.

Dec 1, 2022

and out comes Mike and Andy- Emergency Medicine Doc and Surgeon. Two prior Operators who are committed to optimizing training and education for the next generation. Here we discuss their new article in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine with an important observation on operational medical training, lead by prior SOCM Jon McCarthy. The article is entitled "A Lost Opportunity".


THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE
RANGERS LEAD THE WAY

Nov 24, 2022

CoTCCC updates, med planning issues, registry, batdok

Nov 17, 2022

Recovery

Sleep

Journaling

Physical Stillness

Whole food nutrition

PT- smart and consistent

Optimizing social interactions

Managing allostatic load

Mindufulness- prioritze work when you are working, prioritize family when you are with family, etc.

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Nov 1, 2022

IN this episode we have a roundtable with 3 Docs and reference the North American Resuce Posts regarding the recent South Korea event on Halloween. We review some basic MASCAL principles, differnet types of MASCAL events including crowd surge and stampede/trampling as mechanisms of injury, injury patterns, and the poetnetial role of CPR in MASCAL events.


Great discussion with my guests who are great Docs and very experienced.  More to come on this.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE and RLTW

Oct 17, 2022

Doc Hill is the COO of Columbia University Hosptial, part of the NY Presbyterian system. She was previously the Chair of Anesthesiology at Emory University.  Her leadership experience is vast and varied. She was also the Executive managing the response to COVID at Columia University here in NY, of which SOF Medics were part, under her direction. 
In this episode we cover the qualities of a high performing team and some nuances of the leadership role.

More to follow on this topic.

Thanks very much to Doc Hill for her time and expertise, and previous support in the education of PJs and SOF Medics.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Oct 14, 2022

This episode is an intro to basic concepts regarding radiation and nuclear weapons based on radiation science. It will give PJs and SOF Medics the basic vocabulary, concepts and principles from which to approach this daunting subject.

This podcast will serve as an intro to issues related to casualty response and responder safety in resposne to such an event and give you the basic knowledge to understand later discussions on the topic.

Learn about radiation, ionizing vs non ionizing, fusion vs fission, the difference between an atom or nuclear bomb vs. a thermonuclear bomb, and more.

 

Sep 20, 2022

Doc Mitchell was and GA, ST and SOST EM Doc who performed the first pre hosptial combat reboa. In this episode he discusses a key article reviewing the pathophysiology of the Lethal Triad and now the diamond of death. Hypocalcemia is implicated in reduced myocardial contractility, loss of vascular tone, and several impacts on the clotting cascade and clot strength. In Part 1 of 2,  Doc M puts this together for the medics and covers down on calcium cholride vs calcium gluconate.

TOML

Sep 11, 2022

Steve's storry on the pile on 9-11.

 

In memory of the New Yorkers we lost 21 years ago

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Sep 7, 2022

MASCAL discussion, civilian experience with triage and MCI systems

Dr Kamler, EM, Cornell Medical College, NY Presbyterian Hospital

 

Aug 30, 2022

Dr Jon Kamler, EM Doc at Cornell who is first author on a paper to be published in JSOM, discusses our literature review and relevant findings to pushing for change in MASCAL response.

Triage accuracy, plethora of systems, actual use of MASCAL systems in training and real world events and more.

 

Aug 22, 2022

COL Miles discusses the background of one of the leading edge SOF resuscitation meetings, new thoughts on needle decompression and tension pneumothorax, and TXA.

TOML meets RLTW

Aug 3, 2022

Retired Chief discusses setting yourelf up for success during your career to land on your feet when you separate or retire. Wisdom from an experienced Chief.
THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Jul 25, 2022

This is the final installment of AC CC Dave Ruvola discussing open ocean, nightitme survival in 70 foot seas during the Perfect Storm. All while rallying the aircrew scattered in the Atlantic, and being rescued by our Brothers and Sisters in the USCG.

An exercise in consumate leadership and professionalism.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Jul 21, 2022

Continuing with a description of the misssion and attempts at aerial refueling.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

Jul 19, 2022

Oct 30, 1991, this is the story of the real Mission of the NY AIr Guard Rescue Team that went out into the storm, later immortalized in the book and movie, The Perfect Storm. Dave Ruvola, prior PJ and aircraft commander on the mission recounts the story of the rescue attempt, ditching the helo, the  ocean survival scenario, and the tragic loss of PJ Rick Smith who we remember and honor. This is a dramatic and riveting real world story of professionalism, excellence and leadership.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

In memory of Rick Smith.

Jun 15, 2022

New paper will be coming out discussing new thoughts on MASCAL incorpoarting new ideas on Time and Triage to be published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.

Also look for our upcoming discussion on the PFC podcast with Dennis.

THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE 

May 30, 2022
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