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"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, "heavy lies the helmet" refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly what Heavy Lies the Helmet provides.

Founded by two brothers, Heavy Lies the Helmet is comprised of industry leaders working in the fields of pre-hospital and inter-hospital critical care and emergency services. We are an accredited podcast, blog, and conference 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 discipline working in an emergency and/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. Please visit heavyliesthehelmet.com/ce for more information.

Heavy Lies the Helmet Mike & Bryan Boone

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 181 Ratings

"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears a crown" from Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 2. It refers to the responsibility and insecurity of governing an entire kingdom. Likewise, "heavy lies the helmet" refers to the responsibility we face as critical care transport providers working in an autonomous and often unpredictable environment. Our minds are eased with education that better prepares us for any situation that we may encounter. That is exactly what Heavy Lies the Helmet provides.

Founded by two brothers, Heavy Lies the Helmet is comprised of industry leaders working in the fields of pre-hospital and inter-hospital critical care and emergency services. We are an accredited podcast, blog, and conference 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 discipline working in an emergency and/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. Please visit heavyliesthehelmet.com/ce for more information.

    Busted Skulls and Myths

    Busted Skulls and Myths

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is always in the back of our minds when treating polytrauma patients. Unfortunately, the evidence has a controversial history. More and more, we are reminded of how a basic approach is much more important than other therapies that have little evidence to support their effectiveness. In fact, some may even cause harm.
    Tune in to a podcast where we debunk these common TBI myths. Also, this is the debut episode of Dr. Amanda Humphries-Ventura as an official HLTH team member.
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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed on the Heavy Lies the Helmet podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of their employers and their employees. Heavy Lies the Helmet, LLC is not responsible for the accuracy of any information available for listening on this platform. The primary purpose of this series is to educate and inform, but it is not a substitute for your local laws, medical direction, or sound judgment.
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    Treat the Heat w/Dr. Justin Hensley

    Treat the Heat w/Dr. Justin Hensley

    Heat illness is prevalent around this time of year. And compared to hypothermia, hyperthermia has a lower threshold for danger. From heat cramps to heat stroke, clinicians need to know how to identify and treat each stage appropriately. But what contributes to severe heat illness? How do we treat each stage of illness? And how much time do we have before it becomes fatal? From Texan turned Aussie, we are joined by Dr. Justin Hensley, Flight Physician, to discuss.
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    Performing Under Pressure w/Dr. Stephen Hearns

    Performing Under Pressure w/Dr. Stephen Hearns

    It's no secret that we as emergency and critical care professionals are expected to perform highly in high pressure situations. Unfortunately, none of us are immune to limited cognitive capacity, task saturation/fixation, time pressure, negative team dynamics, and poor communication. How can we mitigate these variables, so that we can continue to effectively operate in our respective fields? Join us for an insightful podcast episode where Dr. Stephen Hearns explains how.
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    • 49 min
    Flight Suit Pat Down (Audio Only)

    Flight Suit Pat Down (Audio Only)

    What should you carry in your flight suit as an American-based HEMS provider? In our opinion, no one can definitively tell you that. But we can attempt to share some ideas based on our personal experiences and training. In this vodcast, Mike shares what he currently carries in his flight suit; from survival gear to medical equipment.
    Watch the vodcast on our YouTube channel at /heavyliesthehelmet.
    Brands include:
    One Shear
    ER Life
    Benchmade
    Foursevens
    Fisher Space Pen
    Littmann
    Nite Ize
    Doug Fitter
    Tactical Notepad Covers
    Sharpie
    Bic
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    • 33 min
    Immobi-Lies w/Dr. Mike Hudson

    Immobi-Lies w/Dr. Mike Hudson

    Mores lies! But this time, we focus on empirical use of spinal immobilization devices and the harm associated with them. The dogma surrounding this topic is staggering, to say the least. From EMS agencies to Level 1 tertiary centers, cervical collars and long spine boards (LSB) remain a "standard" predicated on a lack of evidence. What evidence DO we have regarding spinal immobilization? And how should we restrict spinal movement of polytrauma patients based on that evidence? Tune in to another eye-opening podcast episode where we are joined by air medical director, Dr. Mike Hudson, who has been leading the way in U.S. spinal motion restriction (SMR) techniques.
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    • 38 min
    The Key to Ketoacidosis

    The Key to Ketoacidosis

    Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common metabolic disorder, particularly in the pediatric population. If treated inappropriately, these patients can quickly decompensate to the point of hypovolemic shock, acute respiratory failure, and even cerebral herniation. What are the physiological differences behind DKA verses HHS (Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome)? What are some simple methods to identify DKA in the field? How do we effectively treat DKA? And how should we monitor our interventions? Tune in to a bittersweet podcast episode where we discuss this derangement in its entirety. Get CE hours for our podcast episodes HERE!
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    Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed on the Heavy Lies the Helmet podcast are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of their employers and their employees. Heavy Lies the Helmet, LLC is not responsible for the accuracy of any information available for listening on this platform. The primary purpose of this series is to educate and inform, but it is not a substitute for your local laws, medical direction, or sound judgment.
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    • 41 min

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181 Ratings

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Awesome!

Great to have real discussion on why we do things. Evidence is a great tool and has changed practice. Always enjoy listening to these podcasts!

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Phenomenal Podcast

One of my favorite emergency/critical care podcasts to listen to. Delivered in an easy-to-digest, conversational format with likable personalities and quality information and discussion. Keep up the great work!

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Great info for the pre hospital provider!!

Mike, Brian, and Dan do a phenomenal job! I’ve been listening to them for the past three years. And thanks to their content I was able to obtain my F-PC and my C-NPT. If your looking for fun, easy to listen to content that will up your game. HLTH is one of the best resources going.

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