Rotor Wash show

Rotor Wash

Summary: Welcome to the Rotor Wash Podcast brought to you by the ECHO HeliOps Team! The goal of our podcast is to better public safety aviation through education, training, collaboration & networking opportunities, collaboration with programs / agencies by sharing information on the podcast across disciplines without cost to our members. Rotor Wash episodes will feature industry specific topics as they relate to flight crew personnel who support our community. We will discuss vital information and solutions, keeping the ECHO community at the very core of what we bring to the table. 

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 ECHONooga Rewind: All Flight Crews Love Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:27

Flight crews are experts in emergency and critical care, crew resource management, and customer service. Despite being experts in their field, flight crews are terrible at adapting to change. This lecture will incorporate leadership philosophies and the speaker’s experience with two changes at his flight program – one major and one very minor – required a monumental effort to implement and get successful buy-in from the staff at the base.

 ECHONooga Rewind: Stacking Your Deck - Employee Motivation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:35

Todays Rotor Wash episode is from our ECHONooga Rewind content. Erlanger Life Force base manager and flight nurse Tim Perry talks about employee motivation from a leader's point of view. He will challenge you to look at the importance of hiring the right motivated, skilled employees to include work ethics and people skills that positively affect your program.

 ECHONooga Rewind: Guns and Roses - Critical Care in the Hot Zone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:11

ECHONooga Rewind: A “dual-rotor” presentation on the pro’s and con’s of tactical emergency medicine in the hot zone at an active shooter or MCI event. We will look at lessons learned and emerging theories from recent international terror events and present the complex and diverse arguments for and against critical care in the hot zone.

 ECHONooga Rewind: Dantrolene and Hemodynamics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:41

Flight Paramedic Joey Loehner presents his talk entitled: Hyperthermia, Excited Delirium, and Dantrolene- A Rave New Treatment. and Flight paramedic and Life Force Air Medical Base Educator Joshua Piotrowski presents his talk entitled: Under Pressure. Both talks were given at ECHONooga September of 2018.

 ECHONooga Interviews Part 2: Pilot Track | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:11

During this episode, we go back to ECHONooga where Rachel Tester, an expert in IFR infrastructure and John Fetzer, an experienced IFR pilot, were interviewed in regards to the new pilot track that was offered at the conference. We discussed some information in regards to ECHO and public safety aviation pilots and how we want to continue offering support and industry specific information to them. 

 ECHONOOGA: A Bloody Mess | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56:46

From our ECHO conference ECHONooga, Dan Rauh and Bill Hinckley bring us their talks on bleeding and control of the different kinds we face. Dan Rauh will discuss coagulopathy/anticoagulants.  Dr. Bill Hinckley will bring his talk, Master of the Massive UGIB. You will hear a Moment of Silence during Dr. Hinckley's talk. Here's why: All classes were paused for a moment of silence at 1120 in remembrance of Duke Lifeflight Crew Crystal Sollinger, Kristopher Harrison, Jeff Burke, and Mary Bartlett.

 Mass State Police Air Wing Interview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 59:35

On today's Rotor Wash episode which is sponsored by AeroComputors, Jason Sams and I interview the crew that was instrumental in the apprehending of the Boston Marathon bomber. We discuss the challenges and efforts provided by those involved during the multiagency search. The tactical flight officers and pilot will discuss their roles and responsibilities as the events unfolded and how technology, teamwork and collective tactical operations made for a successful mission.

 ECHONooga Interviews Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:05

This episode features interviews of both ECHONooga attendees such as the Massachusetts State Police and some of our vendors like AeroComputers and Phoenix Survival Systems. This is part 1 in a series of recaps from our conference that will be aired over the next few podcasts. 

 Retreating Stall: Aviation/Clinical Team Collapse: Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:24

In this podcast episode, Flight Nurse Robin House and Flight Paramedic Shane Turner from Life Force Air Medical at Erlanger who delivered the Keynote presentation to #ECHONooga are interviewed after their talk for a recap at highlight some key points.

 Retreating Stall: Aviation/Clinical Team Collapse | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:28

Flight Nurse Robin House and Flight Paramedic Shane Turner from Life Force Air Medical at Erlanger bring the Keynote presentation to ECHONooga. They will discuss everyday issues that keep us from reaching potential as the high resiliency organizations (or HROs) we market ourselves to be.

 ECHONOOGA: The Success of a Public Safety Aviation Conference | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:23

This podcast features Flight Paramedic Robbie Tester, the Program Director of Life Force Air Medical, Flight Paramedic Stacy Prater, the Business Development Manager and a Clinical Educator and ECHO Founder Jon Kaminski. We will discuss the ECHO Annual Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee and how both Life Force and ECHO worked together to provide conference attendees with an exceptional educational and networking opportunity.

 ECHO HeliOps Future Flight Crew Preview | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:00

So you want to be a flight nurse or a flight paramedic? Then take a listen to this podcast as one of the Future Flight Crew (FFC) directors, Matt Adams of Duke Life Flight and FFC Alumni Matt Whitaker and I talk about the FFC and how it can (and will) impact your career exponentially. Future Flight Crew applications are NOW OPEN so head over to the website (click here) and begin the process! For questions regarding ECHO's Future Flight Crew, send us an email at:

 Holding on to His Helmet: Hope Amidst the Hurt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:18

Natalin Hammond is the widow of HEMS Pilot Chad Hammond who was killed in the March 26th, 2016 crash along with flight paramedic Jason Snipes, flight nurse Stacey Cernadas and patient Zach Strickland. During this episode, Natalin explains the gaps in support for the air medical community when disaster occurs. We are also joined by ECHO found and president Jon Kaminski who explains what the FAST team does and how we can better support the crews and their families.

 Sgt. John Rawls: Alligators, Black Water and a Law Enforcement Aviator | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:38

In today's podcast, Sgt. John Rawls of the Marion County Sheriff Department in Marion County Florida will discuss his experience as a law enforcement aviator and how his training and mindset made the difference when the unthinkable happened on May 2nd, 2017.

 ECHO Philly 2017: Stretching Out the "Platinum 10" Minutes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:51

Dr. George Koenig presented at the ECHO Annual Conference in 2017 addressing trauma and the standards to what is done during the "critical times" after injury to a patient. Dr. Koenig will discuss current standards and trends that he has seen as a medical director in the prehospital environment. He is the Associate Medical Director of JeffSTAT.


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