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Dr. Joe Holley shares his expertise with the Disaster Podcast crew as we look at the realities of patient care in the midst of the current increase of COVID-19 cases around the world. One of the biggest things that affect that care is the ability of a region’s hospitals to surge capacity in beds and staff. While creating new bed spaces and acquirin…
 
We invited psychologist Randy DuPont PhD. on the show this episode to talk about mental health wellness and awareness in the first responder and disaster response community. Randy is a recognized expert in the fields of mental illness, crisis de-escalation systems and public safety personnel wellness programs. He is a professor and clinical psychol…
 
This episode looks at spikes in COVID-19 across the U.S. and its effects on EMS providers, hospital staff, and other medical responders. Dr. Joe Holley shares his expertise and experience in Memphis, Tennessee as the virus spread continues to grow there. Then we talk with our disaster weather expert Becky DePodwin about recent extreme weather outbr…
 
Meteorologist Tom Bedard joins our regular disaster weather expert Becky DePodwin to talk about their important work with AccuWeather providing weather event planning for large corporations. The discussion looks at the types of weather events in the planning process and how this is still an emerging field. Kyle Nelson also came on the show to discu…
 
Dr. Joe Holley comes on the show this week to share some insights into the recently released 2020 Emergency Cardiac Care guidelines. He focuses on recent research in cadavers and animal models that show a need for high quality BLS CPR measures in sudden cardiac arrest. Early manual CPR, heads-up CPR, early use of mechanical CPR, and the use of adju…
 
Jonathan Barry from Harbor Wellness comes on the Disaster Podcast to introduce us to their modular shelter systems. One of the major issues with standard disaster shelters is the inability to socially distance evacuees. The Harbor Modular Room system gives responders the opportunity to use existing shelter spaces and effectively separate family gro…
 
Daniel Zehner from the DesignSafe Radio podcast joins us on the Disaster Podcast this week. Dan talks with us about the important work of NHERI (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure). He highlights the report from a recent StEER report that came out following Hurricane Laura. The Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance Network puts …
 
With wildfires all up and down the west coast of the United States, clouds of smoke have been detected as far away as New York City. What are the long term effects of wildfire smoke on air quality and the health of residents in communities nearby? We talk with Dr. Joe Holley about the health effects and what potential protective steps can be taken …
 
Bobbie Merica joins us on the show this week to talk about resilience in the face of disasters, especially for children. Her One Child At A Time coloring book series found at AOIFA.org is an ambitious project that collects valuable resources for children before, during, and following high stress events like weather disasters, active shooter inciden…
 
Here’s a midweek tropical storm weather update and review for the Disaster Podcast community. Becky Depodwin, our emergency management and disaster weather expert joins us to look at the myriad of tropical weather events striking the U.S. in recent weeks. Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, along with Dr. Joe Holley. Join t…
 
The Disaster Podcast team is back with a look at burnout for Wilderness EMS responders this week. James Corbin (@Wilderness_PA on Twitter) joins the discussion along with new guest David Bremson. The podcast team and our guests discuss the challenges around regular training, loss of desire to continue in the [...] The post Wilderness EMS Burnout on…
 
The Disaster Podcast team is back with a look at vaccine distribution plans in the U.S. during the pandemic. Jim Logan from Paragon Medical Education Group comes back on the show after assuming a role in his local health department to help with vaccine dispersal and administration plans. After a brief discussion on recent [...] The post Vaccine Dis…
 
The Disaster Podcast team is back with a look at challenges around volunteer retention this week. James Corbin (@Wilderness_PA on Twitter) joins the discussion along with new guest David Bremson. Before the volunteer discussion, our disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky [...] The post Volunteer Retention for Disaster Response Organization…
 
Our disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky Depodwin, come back on this episode of the Disaster Podcast to discuss the demise of Tropical Storm Marco and the pending strengthening and landfall of major Hurricane Laura. Dr. Joe Holley has been activated [...] The post Hurricane Laura Pre-Landfall Update appeared first on Disaster Podcast.…
 
Our disaster weather experts, Kyle Nelson and Becky Depodwin, come on this episode of the Disaster Podcast to review some of last week’s weather events and look foward to the coming week in weather. Last week’s Derecho weather event that struck the upper midwest is still [...] The post Disaster, Fires, and Stormy Weather Ahead appeared first on Dis…
 
Our disaster weather expert Kyle Nelson rejoins the team this week. He comes on just in time to talk about the extreme weather that struck the upper Midwest of the United States earlier this week. Kyle defines the term Derecho and how it forms a storm front a hundred or [...] The post What the Heck is a Derecho with Meteorologist Kyle Nelson appear…
 
In this episode, we spend most of our time discussing the impacts and rescue efforts surrounding the recent chemical explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Dr. Joe Holley discusses the systemic medical impacts to the city’s infrastructure as well as the USAR (urban search and rescue) challenges faced by responders. Also on the show, our The post USAR Challe…
 
In this episode, we have guest Rob Neppell on the show. Rob is the Technology Innovation & Incident Readiness Lead for CEDR Digital Corps. CEDR is a group of over 900 volunteers who have done work involving rescue facilitation initially for Hurricane Irma. They later moved on to collecting and [...] The post Disaster Information Management and Read…
 
In the current hot summer weather, first responders and disaster teams still have to train. We bring back past guest James Corbin (@Wilderness_PA on Twitter) to talk about how to train in hot weather and how doing that training has positive effect on fitness. He and Dr. Joe Holley talk [...] The post Hot Weather Training for Responders of All Kinds…
 
The team dives into a look at Hyperbaric Medicine today with our special guest Paul Watts, Hyperbaric Safety Director at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. The use of a chamber to increase the atmospheric pressure around a patient can be used for everything from wound care to treatment of dive injuries. Paul, and [...] The post A Look at Hyperb…
 
We look into the growing number of COVID cases in certain regions of the United States on today’s episode. The Disaster Podcast team also takes a look at the next named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Fay. The storm will bring rain and potential flooding to the east coast of the [...] The post Managing When You’re in a COVID-…
 
This week we decided to give the Disaster Podcast team the week off for the July 4th holiday. Since there are so many new folks in the group, some may not know all the insider tips and jokes from the team. For example, when someone mentions Dr. Joe Holley and [...] The post The Famous Foley Catheter Episode – A Blast From the Past! appeared first o…
 
Today with visit with Dr. Sam Ni, a third year emergency medicine resident and USAR Doc in Training. Dr. Joe Holley connected us with Dr. Ni so we could get an understanding about what draws some ER docs to this unique calling. We chat with Dr. Ni about the process [...] The post USAR Doc In Training with Dr. Sam Ni appeared first on Disaster Podca…
 
Drowning is the topic this week on the Disaster Podcast. We talk about the physiology and common causes of drowning, bringing our frequent guest and dive master Kevin Reiter on the show. Kevin and his wilderness training resources at the Wilderness Safety Institute can be found at WildSafety.com. We also [...] The post The Causes and Physiology of …
 
This week on the Disaster Podcast we talk about medical interoperability between state and federal units. Our guest is Tim Conley, a paramedic/fire fighter who is also a state DMAT member. Tim discusses putting together teams, developing partnerships with other states and organizations, and putting the IDMC concept into action at disaster events li…
 
In this week’s episode, the podcast team looks at several topics. Disaster meteorologist Becky Depodwin gives us an update on Tropical Storm Cristobol which may threaten the U.S. gulf coast early next week. She notes that though it is just early June, this is the third named storm of the [...] The post EMS Response During Protest Events appeared fi…
 
FEMA released their guidance on disaster response for the pending Hurricane season during the COVID-19 era. The guide provides actions emergency managers and public officials can take to prepare for response and recovery operations during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response efforts. Specifically, the guidance: Describes anticipated challenges to dis…
 
What do we do to manage evacuees, patients, and responders in the coming Hurricane season, during west-coast wild fires, midwest floods, or any disaster? This week we talk about how the U.S. Federal and state disaster response teams are adjusting their plans to address handling the COVID crisis in the middle of disaster events. [...] The post Feder…
 
Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley talk with Dr. Joe Holley once again for our tenth bonus update on the COVID-19 outbreak. Our understanding of the way this virus impacts our patients is still evolving. Watch for more of these [...] The post COVID-19 Update Number 10 with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podcast.…
 
We invited EMS manager Chris Prutzman on the show again to talk about his recent draft proposals for EMS management. Included in them are both provider care and conduct standards, and community care and outcomes standards. He points out how the fire service has created national standards adopted by the property insurance industry around [...] The p…
 
Disaster Podcast hosts Jamie Davis and Sam Bradley touch base again with Dr. Joe Holley for our ninth bonus update on the COVID-19 outbreak. Our understanding of the way this virus impacts our patients is still evolving. Watch for more of these [...] The post COVID-19 Update #9 with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podcast.…
 
We brought back Dan McGuire from CISM Perspectives to talk about stress management for all healthcare professionals in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan compares the stress seen by EMS, ER, and other hospital staff in major pandemic hot spots around the world to the stresses seen by responders on and after the 9/11 attacks. The post Stress Man…
 
Disaster Podcast host Jamie Davis touches base again with Dr. Joe Holley for our eighth bonus update on the COVID-19 outbreak kicking off the month of May 2020. Our understanding of the way this virus impacts our patients is still evolving. Watch for more of these [...] The post COVID-19 Update 8 with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podca…
 
On this episode, we examine little known or talked-about side effects of the COVID pandemic. This is based on several articles from three of our favorite docs and show guests Seth Collings Hawkins, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, MFAWM , Sarah Frances McClure, DO, NRP , Benjamin Abo, [...] The post COVID-Lateral Damage and COVID Silver Linings on the Disaster Po…
 
We touch base again with Dr. Joe Holley for our seventh bonus update on the COVID-19 outbreak wrapping up the month of April. Our understanding of the way this virus impacts our patients is still evolving. Watch for more of these updates a one or two times a week on [...] The post COVID-19 Update 7 Wraps Up April 2020 appeared first on Disaster Pod…
 
Our own meteorologist Becky DePodwin comes on to discuss crisis management and the importance of messaging. In the middle of the current COVID-19 response and crisis, messaging is an important part of any emergency manager’s tool kit. Becky and the podcast team discuss leadership styles and why being proactive as [...] The post Crisis Management an…
 
We touch base again with Dr. Joe Holley for our sixth bonus update on the COVID-19 outbreak. Watch for more of these updates a one or two times a week on top of our normal episode rotation as Joe has more information to share with us. Here are the key [...] The post COVID-19 Patient Care Update 6 with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podca…
 
The podcast team takes a look at two topics in this week’s episode. First we cover a quick COVID-19 update with Dr. Joe Holley. Then we jump into coverage of the devastating line of storms that swept through the mid-South, South-East, and then up the coast through the mid-Atlantic and [...] The post Devastating Tornadoes and a COVID-19 Update on th…
 
Pandemic hospital clean-up is the topic of conversation this week on the Disaster Podcast. Join hosts Jamie Davis, the Podmedic, and Sam Bradley, along with Becky DePodwin as they chat with Kevin Wang from PowerPlusDCU.com. Kevin’s company is one of the premier disaster clean up specialists in the world. A few years [...] The post Pandemic Hospital…
 
We touch base again with Dr. Joe Holley for our fifth short update on the COVID-19 outbreak. Watch for more of these updates a one or two times a week on top of our normal episode rotation as Joe has more information to share with us. Here are the key [...] The post COVID-19 Patient Care Update 5 with Dr. Joe Holley appeared first on Disaster Podca…
 
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