Physician Seth Collings Hawkins and Paramedic David Fifer take a deep dive into the world of RAW medicine- Remote, Austere, and Wilderness care. From trails to rivers and caves to collapsed buildings, Seth and David break down the practical and philosophical issues of providing good medicine in challenging places.
Episode 15: US Forest Service EMS
We're joined by Dr. Michelle Curry, the new EMS medical director of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). As of this episode, the USFS EMS program is just now coming into its own, with a uniform set of policies, Local Emergency Medical Advisor (LEMA) physicians appointed for each USDA Region, patient care protocols, and a national credentialing system. However, there are some big differences between the USFS EMS program and that of the National Park Service, to which it is often compared.
Episode 14: A Conversation with Tod Schimelpfenig & David Johnson
On Episode 13, we explored the role of WFR's and challenged some aspects of the way they're educated and regulated (or not). In this episode, Tod Schimelpfenig (recently retired Director of Curriculum at NOLS WMI) and David "DJ" Johnson (Medical Director of WMA International) join us to share their thoughts on some of those points. The conversation is frank but friendly, and outstanding!
Episode 13: WTF is a WFR?
WFR (Wilderness First Responder) is arguably the nucleus of wilderness medicine education. But what does it really represent- first aid, Basic Life Support, or some kind of hybrid? Where did this curriculum originate, and is it still appropriate in today's highly regulated world of patient care? Veteran WFR instructor Corey Winstead joins us to help put WFR in context and consider some provocative questions about the future of wilderness medical education.
Episode 12: WMS & NREMT- An Unexpected Spinal Fusion
Episode 11: On Excellence
We talk with Justin "Padj" Padgett, co-founder of Landmark Learning- about the nature of excellence and its nexus with wilderness medicine practice and teaching. Padj has spent his professional life thinking about and researching excellence, and is renowned throughout the outdoor industry for imbuing it into the Landmark method.
Episode 10: COVID-19 In The Wilderness
SARS-CoV-2 is a novel virus at the time of this episode, but there are already some lessons that can be applied to SAR responses involving known or suspected COVID-19 patients. We discuss respiratory protection for responders, airway management and resuscitation strategies, modifications to response protocols, and personal protection/decontamination considerations.
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Aspiring park ranger EMS provider here gentleman-love all discussions!!! Very interesting subjects and issues in emergency medicine. Would love to here a follow up on dry drowning-need more material. Please, pod save us all, with new material soon!
Fueling change in the Wilderness Medicine Industry
I want to start by saying that I really enjoy the podcast and the content you produce. I always look forward to listening.
I just finished your latest episode (14) with Tod Schimelpfenig of NOLS and David Johnson of WMA. I appreciated this discussion surrounding the standardization of practice in wilderness medicine with the two oldest companies in the industry. However, wilderness medicine has been notoriously male dominated, as is your podcast and the guests you choose to have on your show. It would be nice to see RAW help break up this historical trend and also interview some of the leading women in the industry. Nadia Kimmel- founder of Desert Mountain Medicine (part of the WMEC) has been running her company for over 20 years. She, along with so many other women in the industry, would be able to offer a wealth of knowledge to your show and empower other women along the way.
Love the show
Hi guys love the show, in the future it would be awesome to be able to see links to the videos and research articles.