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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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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.
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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.

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Jul 21, 2022

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

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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.

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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.

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May 30, 2022
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May 28, 2022

Our deep dive into MASCAL begins with the horrific Boston Marathon Bombing, Hear my discussion with COL Ricky Kue MD, US Army Reserve, Emergency Medicine Doc. He was the on scene medical commander. 

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May 18, 2022

Matt Stevens, prior NSW,  and the Honor Foundation have created a well oiled machine to help you navigate transtioning.

Very impressive program for post career growth and navigation.

 

 

Apr 27, 2022

More insightful stories about casualty care and analgesia in Vietnam.

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Apr 24, 2022

Yale educated Doc Llewellyn tells his exceptional story of Military Service from Vietnam through distinguisehed service in retirement.

Stories of his support of SOF, relationship with COL Charlie Beckwith, research, global and tropical medicine, CONTOMS and much more. Dr LLewellyn is a prior Professor and Chairman of the Department of Military Medicine at the Uniformed Srevices University of hte Health Sciences, Consultant to the Army SG for Medical Support of Special Operations,  leader inCombat Casualty Care and  Medical Chemical Defense, etc.

This was an honor and one of the most enjoyable and enlightenting conversations I have had.

Please share this widely and enjoy.

Part 1 of 3.

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Apr 6, 2022

We begin to explore the role of human factors in mishaps. Training mishaps unfortunately occur, the development of self awareness is critical in personal and professional development, and can reduce injury and worse from training mishaps. Mission safety, team and personal safety are enhanced by self awareness, risk management and taking ego out of the decision making process. This podcast with a USAF SME sets the stage for some studies we are doing after observiing the human factor role in mishaps.

Apr 4, 2022

Response to a question from downrange. If whole blood is frozen, DO NOT USE IT.

Move all Teams to getting titered if Group O within 8-12 weeks of deployment so you can identify live universal donors.

Mar 22, 2022

One of our most popular guests.
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Mar 9, 2022

We are in the process of finalizing the sTBI protocol for TCCC. This podcast reviews some  of the controversies in the use of 23.4% NaCl in the field, and how the discussions evolve. In the meantime it is a great review of sTBI and increased ICP(intracranial pressure).  Remember to distinguish between sTBI, increased ICP and herniation. In truama they are on a contiuum of catastrophic injury.

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Mar 1, 2022

Pyschologist and US Army Reserve LTC /Doc Ben Keizer discusses management of mental health issues in combat veterans at the Center for the Intrepid in San Antonio, including their published experience using Ketamine therapeutically.

Feb 24, 2022

part 2 with Quinn

Feb 23, 2022
Prior NSW Operator Quinn, discusses his story and successful use of therapeutic ketamine. This is part of a series with Quinn and then follow up with a Psychologist from the Center for the Intrepid, and an excellent discussion from a Clinical Health Psychologist with a significant experience in caring for our Warfighters.
Feb 13, 2022

Great response of first 2 episodes with Marcus

 

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Jan 18, 2022

Final episode in this series with Maj Kashlan, spine surgeon at the Univ or Michigan and Air Guard Flight Doc.

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Jan 11, 2022

Relevance to small unit care discussed as well.

Jan 5, 2022

Doc Kashlan is a Neurosurgeon at the University of Michigan specializing in the Spine and Spinal Cord. He is also a Flight Surgeon in the Air National Guard.

We will do two series of podcasts with him. The first is to discuss spine injuries in Operators, mostly from wear and tear. Later we will do a deep dive into combat injuries of the spine and spinal cord.

In this episode we introduce Doc Kashlan and review the anatomy and function of the spine, and review critical elements in the history and physical examination.

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