Heavy Lies the Helmet
Summary: Heavy Lies the Helmet, LLC is an education company comprised of industry leaders still actively working in the fields of pre-hospital critical care and search and rescue. Through an IA MED partnership, we are an accredited podcast and blog that openly discusses the world of resuscitation and aviation. We highlight caring for critically ill and injured patients in addition to the controversies surrounding their management. Though tailored to the transport environment, our information is applicable to any intrahospital discipline working in an emergency or intensive care setting. We utilize the most recent evidence to provide applicable and accurate education that can assist in improving individual clinical practice and overall program operations. We offer continuing education units to any listener and/or reader interested in obtaining credit for their progressive learning experience.
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Making her second debut on the podcast, Dr. Cynthia Griffin joins us at AMTC19 to discuss the utility of ultrasound/POCUS. Cynthia presented on this topic and highlighted its indication when following your XABC's (Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing, Circulation) exam. Are you currently using ultrasound in your practice? If not, are you actively trying to convince your medical director to implement it? If so, you don't want to miss this episode!
As an air medical provider, our bread and butter is interfacility transports. Whether at the referring or receiving facility, we deal with Intensivists on a regular basis. What are their expectations? How can we provide the best care for our ICU level patients while simultaneously pleasing the facility staff? Our resident nocturnal Intensivist, Dan Rauh, leads a discussion in this podcast episode regarding 10 random things that your Intensivist wants you to know when caring for their patients.
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In our final Guatemala Educational Aircrew Retreat (GEAR) 2019 podcast episode, we summarize the overall experience. What do Black Wolf Special Helicopter Operations, RED MED, and HeliSOS Servicios Medicos mean? Where do Chris Sharpe and Chris Gibson come from? What is their motivation behind this training? And how can you experience firsthand what we've been through? Through blood, sweat, and tears.
In this 2-part podcast episode, we are again joined by survival experts Chris “Gibbo” Gibson and Jimmy “Jungle” McSparron to discuss the concept of tacticool. This common expression is regularly featured on social media when individuals inquire about various gear options for one’s person. We discuss the dangerous mindset surrounding this toxic ideal, highlighting the importance of factual preparedness. If you’re new or old to the industry, this episode is our reply.
With kick off our Guatemala Educational Aircrew Retreat (GEAR 2019) series with an open forum. Located at Guatemala's aviation training center, we sat in a mock airplane, pulled out the lapel mics, and decided to discuss the broad topic of survival. The morning after our jungle excursion inspired a multitude of discussions ranging from fire to survival gear to everything in between.
In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Bill Hinckley to discuss advanced practice models in HEMS. This second part focuses on the big picture. We talk about the Airline Disregulation Act (ADA), HEMS bureaucracy, over-saturation, and billing practices. We touch on the need for advanced practice models in our current climate and the importance of generally doing the right thing.
In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr. Bill Hinckley to discuss advanced practice models in HEMS. This first part focuses primarily on Bill's experience as an EMS physician, flight physician, and medical director for UC Air Care and Mobile Care. We talk about the pitfalls and successes of advanced practice versus standard crew configurations. We touch on specific models involving nurse practitioners, resident-level physicians, and attending-level physicians.
In this podcast episode, we are joined by Flight Physician Mike Abernethy to discuss the importance of high fidelity, simulation training. We discuss common pitfalls of simulation learning , EMS education, and highlight tips and tricks for building successful moulage; the art of applying mock injuries for the purpose of training emergency response teams and other medical and military personnel. Also, Mike advocates for a specific trauma course that seems to be doing things right across the pond.
Armchair Air is at it again with this is the second installment of the "Breaking the Case" series where we discuss case studies related to previously covered topics. With that being said, this episode discusses three patient scenarios where pulmonary embolism plays a factor in their presentations. We discuss diagnostics and treatment methods based on the severity of each case. We also highlight the challenges surrounding the P.E. patient when resources are limited.
Earlier this year, we were asked to present at a local critical care conference. Due to the recent release of the 1-hour bundle, this was a timely discussion regarding pre-hospital sepsis. We touched on various definitions, diagnostics, treatments, and the ongoing controversy surrounding the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. Since we try to record most of our talks, we decided to share this particular presentation with you on the podcast. We hope you enjoy this format for a change of pace.
What causes peri-intubation hypotension and death? Is positive pressure ventilation (PPV) or induction agents the primary contributing factor? Tune in to this special podcast episode where our own Dan "Macho Man" Rauh and Bryan Boone "The Doom" debate this heated topic. (Refereed by yours truly, Mike Boone.) We detail various sympatholytics used for induction, thoracic pressure consequences of PPV, and our ultimate concerns regarding the Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) procedure.
How do you become an asset rather than a lability at work? In this podcast episode, we are joined by multi-keynote speaker Shane Turner to discuss the difference between an employee and a professional. We highlight topics such as work ethic and personal drive. We also bring out how to stay engaged, using past mistakes as present motivators, and how to fight negativity at the base level. We also give tips on how to bring up uncomfortable topics to infect others with positive change as 'provider zero'.
The Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) of 2015 is drastically different than the REBOA of 2019. In order to understand new techniques such as 'partial REBOA', expert Liam Madigan joins us all the way from Scotland to discuss procedure indications, complications, and clarifications regarding recent studies. We touch on his progress with an upcoming United Kingdom RCT versus the recent retrospective analysis performed in the United States.
In this podcast episode, we discuss massive, sub-massive, and non-massive pulmonary embolism. This common diagnosis is often misunderstood and mismanaged. To remedy that, we highlight categories of severity, pregnancy-related complications, effective and ineffective diagnostic tools, and definitive treatment options you should and should not consider.