Pj Medcast



PJ MEDCAST are the podcasts for PJ MED (Pararescue Medicine). Besides PJs, these podcasts may be useful to other Military, Law Enforcement and Civilian Medical Personnel involved in Tactical and Technical Rescue Medicine, and other facets of Operational Medicine.PJs may document the time they spend listening to podcasts as training for their training folders, and also apply towards Paramedic Recertification.This podcast represents the positions of the authors and may not represent the offical position of the Department of the Defense or the United States Government.


  • 226. Col Sam Glavagno

    226. Col Sam Glavagno

    25/04/2020 Duration: 22min

    0-6 USAF , Baltimore Shock Trauma Anesthesiologist and Intensivist Doc Galvagno has been training PJs during the pandemic. This is an update on the evolution of knowledge and thinking on 15 APR.  

  • 225. HPO with Rich

    225. HPO with Rich

    22/04/2020 Duration: 36min

    Rich is a Physical Therapist working with the 123rd HPO team. He discusses the evolution of HPO in KY as well as observations about tactical athletes. Catch his podcast "The Peak Performance". We close with a few comments and update about COVID in NYC. THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • 224. NY Frontline Intel

    224. NY Frontline Intel

    14/04/2020 Duration: 22min

    Dr Phil is an ER Doc on Long Island who has been teaching PJs for about 5 years.  He has been working COVID for a month now and shares some reflections now- Check PJ MED channel on you tube for COVID vent lectures. Check pjrqmed on instagram for updates on the SOF NYC response. The Ryan Larkin Field Hospital at NY Presbyterian opened today!  Congrats to Missy Givens, Ricky, Kate and Dr Hill and the team at NYP!

  • 223. Psychological Considerations

    223. Psychological Considerations

    10/04/2020 Duration: 19min

    Doc Bellehsen is a Psychologist who works with Veterans and Mil Members. He has provided great support to our Team and our Wing. Doc discusses a variety of issues relevant to you and your family during extended stay at home periods. Follow intel on our SOF NYC COVID response on this podcast and now on instagram at pjrqmed. We also have COVID lectures for PJs and Medics on YouTube on a new PJ MED channel. THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • 222. ALERT- SOF NYC Covid Response

    222. ALERT- SOF NYC Covid Response

    08/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    We will use PJ Medcast and PJ MED or pjrqmed on instagram to keep you apprised of developments for the over 600 volunteers for the SOF Medical Response to the NYC COVID battle. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO STEPPED UP! The Ryan Larkin Field hospital with NY Presbyterian Hospital  is staffed and we will now focus on supporting more hospitals around the city. We also hope to create a reproducible model to respond to other cities as they become stressed. We will use this platform to keep you updated and let you know how you might be able to help. sign up with this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOQDDxjznVjvwwvpC2lWEXSd8WKAeUkbjINGIA3clmGII-gg/viewform PJs are in the fight tomorrow...PJNY THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • 221b. COVID in NYC part 2

    221b. COVID in NYC part 2

    07/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    Sorry for my mic...

  • 221a. COVID NYC

    221a. COVID NYC

    07/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    The new 103rd Flight Doc is a Brooklyn ER Doc. He shares early lessons learned on COVID.

  • 220. COVID series with Dr Denise Romeaguera

    220. COVID series with Dr Denise Romeaguera

    03/04/2020 Duration: 24min

    Dr Romaguera's work focuses on the children of our service members and has provided a lot of support to the 103rd Rescue Squadron over the years. Doc Romaguera discusses how to communicate with your children about COVID and what to look for while staying at home for prolonged periods. If you like this and find it helpful please email me if there are other issues you would like her to address. THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • ALERT- come help NYC

    ALERT- come help NYC

    03/04/2020 Duration: 01min

    Vighter- contact chill@vighter.com   TeamRubiconUSA.org    

  • 219. COVID intro

    219. COVID intro

    01/04/2020 Duration: 17min

    Intro to basic info on COVID Prepping ANG PJs if needed to support Will try to keep this as a concise repository of useful intel and background for operators and your families Stay safe- distance-hand wash - use PPE meticulously- solve problems! THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • 218. Combat Trauma System

    218. Combat Trauma System

    12/03/2020 Duration: 20min

    Col S continues her discussion with the future organization of combat trauma systems.   Everybody be safe and use common sense. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and brothers of the Marine Raiders. That Others May Live.  

  • 217. The Joint Trauma System

    217. The Joint Trauma System

    05/03/2020 Duration: 36min

    Col Shackelford is an AF Trauma Surgeon and Director of the Joint Trauma System. She is an important friend of the community. In this episode she discusses how the DOD looks at and organizes its approach to trauma care and improving it. This is mission critical intel for PJs and SOF medics and why its so important to document care. THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • 216 Col Dubose Part 2

    216 Col Dubose Part 2

    26/02/2020 Duration: 25min

    more chest trauma petals from Doc Dubose

  • 215 Chest Trauma with Col Dubose Part 1

    215 Chest Trauma with Col Dubose Part 1

    26/02/2020 Duration: 10min

    Doc Dubose is an experienced AF Trauma Surgeon with decades of GWOT experience. Col D discusses the trauma surgeon's perspective on incoming chest trauma, and things for PJs and Medics to think about. THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE

  • 214. Vents with a PJ and a USAF Respiratory Tech, TSgt Noll

    214. Vents with a PJ and a USAF Respiratory Tech, TSgt Noll

    21/02/2020 Duration: 23min

    Easily one of our best vent podcasts.  Good sound! We are in the process of fixing the sound (of course by a NY PJ- not me). This talk covers the basics but also blast lung, TBI and trouble shooting from an experienced respiratory tech with deployments under his belt. He is currently at Baltimore Shock Trauma where we have a great rotation going. Your Flight Doc knows how to get you set up. Notes from Sgt Noll- Vent Bullet Points BASICS Initial calculation for TV is 6ml/kg increasing RR or TV lowers C02 decreasing RR or TV increases C02 increasing fio2 increases pao2 and sat increasing peep will increase pa02 sat o2 sat initial peep setting on vent is usually 5, can increase 1-2 at a time to 12 maximum CONTINUOUS SEDATION Primary indications for resedation of intubated Pt: Increased HR, Increased BP, Is Pt diaphoretic? Bucking? Consider using “Boom stick” Take a 10cc syringe if Flight Doc approved: Draw up 3cc Ketamine (150 mg) Draw up 5cc Fentanyl (250 mcg) Draw up 2cc Midazolam (10 mg) Recommend a 1cc pu

  • 213 Quickie from a Burn Unit Rotation

    213 Quickie from a Burn Unit Rotation

    14/02/2020 Duration: 04min
  • 212. The Last Full Measure

    212. The Last Full Measure

    06/02/2020 Duration: 27min
  • 211. more sTBI

    211. more sTBI

    03/02/2020 Duration: 28min

    an SF Doc and Duke neurointensivist talks more about sTBI

  • Qickie - Alert

    Qickie - Alert

    01/02/2020 Duration: 04min

    Tell family and friends to support and go see the new feature film "The Last Full Measure" to help the box office opening. Evolving info on sTBI. Support Ret PJ Mike Malloy raising money for the PJ Foundation in the Mint Race by going to mightycause.com and searching for rescue warriors/PJF  

  • 210. Hypertonic Saline sTBI

    210. Hypertonic Saline sTBI

    27/01/2020 Duration: 38min

    We explore the role of osmotic therapy, in our protocols that is 3% saline. We will reexmaine the role in the next few months and explore more we can do to do a better job at the POI and in PFC

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