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.
One Hiring to Rule Them All (Graduation Presentation)
Acquiring a job in flight medicine is only the beginning. In this presentation to the 2020 Flight Crew Academy graduating class, Mike discusses three archetypes of new hires. He highlights positive and negative behaviors, systematically addressing incompetence, and how to ultimately get off orientation successfully.
Trapped Inside: Obstructive Lung Diseases (ASTNA Webinar)
With the upcoming respiratory season, many of us will be caring for an increased number of pediatric and adult patients with pulmonary disease processes. In this webinar, Mike, Bryan, and Jordan focus on status asthmaticus and COPD exacerbation. They discuss etiology, diagnostic criteria, and the latest evidence-based treatment ranging from medication administration to mechanical ventilator management.
Flight Medicine Rules w/Chris Stevenson
Chris Stevenson is back for a third go-round, so I think that makes him a regular guest on the show. This time, he came at us with a non-clinical topic that peeked our interest...
Likely over the years, we find ourselves giving or receiving advice related to flight medicine. As our years of experience have accumulated, so has the length of our rules and mantras related to flying. From military to mentors to pop culture, these are our 'Rules for Surviving Flight Medicine'.
Fast Rhythms, Furious Management w/Salim Rezaie (Bonus Feature)
Everyone carries a card that says they know how to manage tachydysrhythmias. But what happens when your interventions don’t work? In this podcast episode, we focus on recent evidence suggesting alternate means of management when the patient remains refractory to conventional therapy. Though controversial, we will NOT be spewing ACLS algorithms. It’s time to live your life a quarter of a milligram at a time.
Down Under Dynamics w/Cliff Reid
Whether it's in regard to scope of practice, clinical judgment, or professional communication, transport is a very dynamic environment. We had the privilege of welcoming the infamous Dr. Cliff Reid to the show to discuss his and Sydney HEMS' approach to all of these areas. Tune in and learn how to be a high level transport provider from one of the best in our industry.
Save Your Life w/Randy Mains (Part 2)
What is the opposite of complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the human factors that kill our colleagues. We also discuss how you can arm yourself with the knowledge to make good decisions, break a link in the chain, and ultimately save your life.
The discussion was so in-depth, that we decided to separate it into two parts. This is Part 2.
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Dans the man!!!
Love this podcast, it has helped my knowledge base so much. Also the humor makes it fun to listen to.
A must listen
Always up to date and super informational! Definitely a must for any nurse (and especially us flight nurses). Appreciate the content! Keep it up!!
As an old paramedic and new to flight I have found the brothers compelling with content that is relevant to both my new role as a flight medic and as a seasoned ground medic.
Thank you guys for this great platform