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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 • 186 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.

    Medical Science Theater 100

    Medical Science Theater 100

    It's not clinical. It's not non-clinical, really. Celebrating our 100th full podcast episode, Bryan and Mike sit down in a Mystery Science Theater 3000 format and make fun of our 1st episodes ever. If you're looking for some light-hearted entertainment including a reflection of how far the platform as come, this is the podcast for you.
    And one last thing...
    THANK YOU FOR 5 YEARS! Get CE hours for our podcast episodes HERE!
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    • 55 min
    A Survivor's Story w/Jonathan Godfrey and Chris Stevenson

    A Survivor's Story w/Jonathan Godfrey and Chris Stevenson

    Based on the Crash and Learn 2022 special feature presentation, we sit down with Jonathan Godfrey and Chris Stevenson to discuss the EMS helicopter crash that had a dramatic effect on both of their lives. Jonathan is the sole survivor of a 3-person crew, and Chris was part of his leadership team at the time of the incident. We carefully examine both perspectives and how the rest of us can learn from their experiences.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ups and Lows of GI Bleeds

    Ups and Lows of GI Bleeds

    Whether it is upper or lower, gastrointestinal hemorrhages can present in a variety of ways from a variety of sources. Bleeding esophageal varices, in particular, can be life-threatening. How do we manage these patients? When is it appropriate to establish an advanced airway? Are gastrointestinal tubes contraindicated even though the patient is vomiting? And what do we do when an esophageal tamponade device is indicated or already in place? Tune in to another podcast episode where we discuss GI bleeds.
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    • 44 min
    How Do You Copy

    How Do You Copy

    Whether it's radio or bedside reporting, communication is a requirement of safely handing off patients. How do we build confidence in our ability to communicate about our patients? How do we develop qualities such as professionalism, accuracy, and conciseness that are essential to our reports? And if we experience interpersonal conflict, how do we resolve it? Tune in to this podcast episode where we discuss how to effectively communicate with other medical providers.
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Airway Management for Airheads w/Dr. Mario Rugna

    Airway Management for Airheads w/Dr. Mario Rugna

    Having an appropriate mindset is crucial when it comes to airway management, particularly in a prehospital and/or emergency setting. Whether it's team dynamics or the tools at our disposal, we need to have a different outlook when it comes to addressing the A in ABC's.
    If you are looking for a comprehensive guide on how to RSI, this is not the episode for you. This is simply a table discussion about appropriate perspective.
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    • 49 min
    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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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
186 Ratings

186 Ratings

Plugginalong ,

Words matter

Great talk on communication.

Alpha Mount ,

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!

Rmedic ,

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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