In addition to its webinar series, WADEM launched a podcast series in 2018 featuring interviews with authors of articles published in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and other invited guests.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando provides an update from Ukraine and the challenges the ongoing war is causing for hospitals and clinics throughout the country. Chronic health problems within the civilian population, safety concerns for humanitarian workers, and Ukraine’s reliance on international NGOs for medical care are discussed
Dr. Vijai Bhola discusses the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases including vectors, food insecurity, decreased nutrition, and displaced populations. This podcast is the third in a series of five with Dr. Bhola.
Dr. Vijai Bhola rovides some insights and reflections including masking, vaccines, distrust of science/medicine, etc. from the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast is the second in a series of five with Dr. Bhola.
Dr. Vijai Bhola provides some insight into pandemics (past, present, and future), COVID, and emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Bhola is currently a Fellow in Critical Care Medicine at Einstein/Montefiore Medical School. This podcast is the first in a series of five with Dr. Bhola.
In the podcast, Dr. Rajeev Fernando gives an update on the health impacts of the war on the civilian population in Ukraine after 60 weeks of conflict. Dr. Fernando has regularly been working in Ukraine over the past year with the NGO, Healcorp.
War and conflict have immediate and tragic impacts on the population. Dr. Barry Levy, author of the recently published book From Horror to Hope: Recognizing and Preventing the Health Impacts of War, examines the complexity of these effects, their reach far beyond the borders of the conflict zone, and the role of health care in responding to and preventing violence.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando drops in for the fifth edition of the Infectious Disease Special Interest Group (SIG) podcast series. For this podcast, Dr. Fernando explores the threat that antimicrobial resistance presents for global health touching on a wide range of topics including agricultural production, bioterrorism, and the promise of artificial intelligence.
Richard Coe joins the 19th edition of the PDM podcast series to discuss the potential that amphibious vehicles have in disaster response and providing routine medical care in remote coastal and island communities. Check out the Letter to the Editor published in PDM here – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X22001108.
Dr. Marta Caviglia and José Alberto da Silva-Moniz join Dr. Don Donahue for the 18th edition of the PDM podcast series to discuss the establishment of an MCI Training Package for the National Emergency Medical Services (NEMS) in Sierra Leone. The discussion focuses on their Field Report published in the October issue which can be accessed using the following link – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X22001029.
Dr. Ryan Feldman joins the podcast series to discuss his article – Accidental Occupational Exposure to a Large Volume of Liquid Fentanyl on a Compromised Skin Barrier with No Resultant Effect. The article was published in the August issue of PDM and received quite a lot of attention in the media and on social media.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando drops by the infectious diseases podcast series to discuss current trends around the world including increasing RSV cases, the ongoing state of COVID-19, and the upcoming influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere. Also highlighted are the recent weather events in Pakistan and Florida and the successes against the spread of monkeypox.
WADEM Infectious Disease SIG Co-chair, Dr. Rajeev Fernando, discusses the slow-moving disaster of famine in the Horn of Africa. Recently back from providing care in Ethiopia, Dr. Fernando provides some perspective on the multiple factors contributing to the ongoing food insecurity issues there, as well as the famine’s impact on communicable and non-communicable diseases in the region.
Dr. Rajeev Fernando drops by the podcast series for a new infectious diseases update this time focusing on the increasing cases of COVID-19 around the world due to the BA.5 subvariant.
In this podcast, infectious disease specialist, Dr. Rajeev Fernando shares his insights about the monkeypox virus and why there are new cases globally, if the public should be alarmed, are there any stigmas associated with monkeypox, and if there will be new variants like SARS-CoV-2.
The Pediatric Disaster Medicine SIG welcomes Dr. Alex Gileles-Hillel for its inaugural podcast. Dr. Gileles-Hillel shares his experiences caring for Ukrainian children at a refugee center near the Polish-Ukrainian border in March 2022.
Prof. Tony Redmond joins the podcast to discuss his book, Frontline. Released in November 2021, Frontline follows Prof. Redmond over the past 30 years from the wards of Manchester’s Nightingale hospital to Kosovo, from Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak to Lockerbie, from Haiti to the Philippines. The book provides an unflinchingly honest and visceral account of the impossible ethical choices required in medical emergencies.
In the podcast, Prof. Redmond describes what led him to write Frontline, what he was trying to convey in the book, what was left out, and his overall thoughts on the process.
For the sixteenth edition of the PDM podcast series, Dr. Trevor Jain is the guest. Dr. Jain provides an overview of his article from the December 2021 issue of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, Comparison of UAVs Technology vs. Standard Practice of Scene Assessment by Paramedic Students of an MGE, and shares his thoughts on future uses of drones in the prehospital space.
The second edition of the Counter-Terrorism Medicine (CTM) podcast series features Zak Kallenborn and Derrick Tin providing insight on the use of drones in terrorism and mass casualty incidents and what this emerging threat means for health care systems, hospitals, and first responders.
Matt Pepper, President of the Australian Tactical Medicine Association (ATMA), kicks off the first Counter-Terrorism Medicine (CTM) Special Interest Group podcast. Matt shares his experiences responding to the Lindt Cafe siege in 2014, ambulance special operations, the formation of ATMA, and triage algorithms.
Culturally aware NGO staff better serve their populations. A new study in PDM created a list of NGO-focused curriculum competencies in cultural awareness. Drs. Fadi Issa and Alexander Hart drop by the podcast to discuss their findings.
Read the full-text paper here – bit.ly/ngo-competencies.
Check out the this podcast featuring Dr. Jamie Ranse discussing – Novel Respiratory Viruses in the Context of Mass-Gathering Events: A Systematic Review to Inform Event Planning from a Health Perspective. The article can be accessed at the following link – https://bit.ly/mges-viruses.
Prof. Ally Hutton from the University of Newcastle drops by the thirteenth edition of the PDM podcast series to discuss findings from her article, “Does the Presence of On-Site Medical Services at Outdoor Music Festivals Affect Attendees’ Planned Alcohol and Recreational Drug Use?”
A full-text version of the article is available at the following link – bit.ly/ms-omfs.
In this podcast, Dr. Alejandro Báez shares his experiences and lessons learned as the COVID Czar in the Dominican Republic during the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as insights from his new role as the Director for Public Health Diplomacy.
Dr. Derrick Tin, Senior Fellow Disaster and Counter-Terrorism Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, appears on the podcast series to give an overview of a series of counter-terrorism papers currently being published in PDM, the first two focusing on Australia and China. Also discussed are the needs for the subspecialty of counterterrorism medicine within disaster medicine and what future threats might look like.
Prof. Frederick “Skip” Burkle and Prof. Benjamin Ryan join the podcast series for a very special extended discussion looking at their two recently published Open Access papers in PDM. Prof. Burkle gives an in-depth overview of the concept of population-based management teams and the development of a new global database to deal with pandemics. Prof. Ryan provides a ground-level account of how this model was applied on the Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas (USA).
Both papers, Global Public Health Database Support to Population-Based Management of Pandemics and Global Public Health Crises – Parts I and II, are available at the following links:
Part I – The Concept – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20001351
Part II – The Database – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20001363
For the tenth edition of the PDM podcast series, Dr. Greg Ciottone and Dr. Attila Hertelendy discuss their recent article, “State Preparedness for Crisis Standards of Care in the United States: Implications for Emergency Management.” This Open Access article is accessible at the following link – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20001405.
Mayumi Kako from Hiroshima University drops by the podcast series to talk about a recent paper she co-authored that appears in the December 2020 issue of PDM – “Developing New Information Sheets for Evacuees and Evacuation Centers to be Used During All Natural Disaster Phases.” Read the full-text article here – http://bit.ly/evac-center.
Kaitlyn Watson, Sherley Khng, and Judith Singleton stop by the podcast series to discuss their recent article published in PDM, “Still Burning: An Exploration of the Impacts of the 2018/2019 Tasmanian Summer Bushfires on Community Pharmacy Operations in Affected Communities.” Read the full-text article – bit.ly/pharmacy-bushfires.
Dr. Marta Caviglia from CRIMEDIM and Dr. Riccardo Buson from Doctors with Africa (CUAMM) drop in to discuss the work they did in Sierra Leone to help establish the National Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) and their recent paper published in PDM titled, “The National Emergency Medical Service Role During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sierra Leone” – doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X20001211.
Can vehicle motion impact prehospital ultrasound performance? A new study in PDM assesses clinician FAST performance in moving versus stationary field ambulances. Brian Aherns from the US Army joins the podcast series to discuss the article, “FAST Performance in a Stationary versus In-Motion Military Ambulance Utilizing Handheld Ultrasound: A Randomized Controlled Study.”
WADEM was joined by Priya Jain, Forhad Akhter, Dr. Robert De Lorenzo, and Dr. Lyle Hood to discuss their recent article from Prehospital and Disaster Medicine titled, “Airway Clearance Using Suction Devices in Prehospital Combat Casualty Care: A Systematic Review.” Topics discussed in the podcast include the limited use of suction devices by combat medics in the field, the current state of portable suction units, innovation in the airway management space, and how improvements in portable suction devices could be beneficial in military and civilian settings.
Dr. Ian Norton reflects on his time with the WHO EMT Initiative and recent experiences with COVID-19 including the Grand Princess and Ruby Princess cruise ships, aged care in Victoria, and public health messaging. He also elaborates on the role of social enterprise in the humanitarian space.
Dr. Greg Ciottone and Dr. Michael Court discuss their recent Guest Editorial in PDM, “Counter-Terrorism Medicine: Creating a Medical Initiative Mandated by Escalating Asymmetric Attacks,” including why now is the time to move this initiative forward and how counter-terrorism medicine fits within disaster medicine. A full-text version of the article is available here – https://bit.ly/ctm-in-dm.
Dr. Hayley Dieckmann discusses her recent article, “Current Operational Model for Veterinary Care in Large Animal Shelters During Disasters” from Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. This paper outlines best practices for veterinary care in evacuation shelters during disasters. As disasters become more frequent and pervasive worldwide, these conclusions will help streamline preparedness, response, and recovery of the animal component found in every disaster event. The full-text version of the article is available at the following link – https://bit.ly/animal-welfare-disasters.
Peter Delaney and Canaan Hancock from LFR International discuss their recent article, “Developing a Lay First Responder Program in Chad: A 12-Month Follow-Up Evaluation of a Rural Prehospital Emergency Care Program” from Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. The full-text version of the article is available at the following link – https://bit.ly/1st-responder-chad.
Dr. Casey Patrick discusses the article “Prehospital Efficacy and Adverse Events Associated with Bolus Dose Epinephrine in Hypotensive Patients During Ground-Based EMS Transport” from Prehospital and Disaster Medicine.” The full-text version of the article is available at the following link – https://bit.ly/bolus-dose-epinephrine.
In the second WADEM podcast recognizing WHO’s Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020, Prof. Ally Hutton discusses PPE, COVID-19, triage, and pandemic planning with Nyree Parker.
Nyree is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Emergency Management and BCP Consultant at Peninsula Health in Victoria, Australia. Listen to this podcast and all our podcasts on WADEM’s SoundCloud page.
In recognition of the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020, WADEM is launching a podcast series highlighting the work that nurses do around the world. In this podcast. Prof. Ally Hutton discusses nursing, communications, the Australian Bushfires, COVID-19, and leadership with Don Garlick.
A recent national survey of nearly 600 Australian doctors, nurses, and paramedics explored concerns about working on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by WADEM’S Associate Professor Erin Smith and colleague Dr. Brennen Mills from Edith Cowan University, results indicate that half of the frontline workers had difficulty accessing PPE and only 13% felt as safe working now as they did pre-pandemic. This podcast was recorded on 18 May 2020.
As the work on a COVID-19 vaccine continues, Prof. Jerome Hauer discusses vaccine development, Oxford Vaccine Group and Operation Warp Speed, and lessons for future infectious disease management. Prof. Hauer is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Special Operations Medicine and a Visiting Professor at the Defence Academy of The United Kingdom/Cranfield University. The podcast was recorded on 8 May 2020.
In this podcast, WADEM President, Dr. Greg Ciottone talks with Dr. Richard Bakalar about the utilization and evolution of telehealth in the face of a global pandemic. Discussion topics include the history of telehealth, its role in providing a continuum of care, and use in the current COVID-19 pandemic and future crises. The podcast was recorded on 30 April 2020.
In the second podcast focused on the Italian experience with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Michelangelo Bortolin discusses how SARS-CoV-2 spread throughout Italy, what the situation is now, and what the data can tell us. The podcast was recorded on 17 April 2020.
In this podcast, Dr. Luca Ragazzoni shares his perspectives on Italy’s experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics discussed include primary care, PPE, triage, training, and education. The discussion was moderated by Oceania Chapter Chair, Joe Cuthbertson and recorded on 10 April 2020.
This podcast features a discussion on crisis leadership led by Greg Ciottone with Leonard Marcus, Richard Serino, and Eric McNulty from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – npli.sph.harvard.edu/. The conversation was recorded on 31 March 2020.
Dr. Greg Ciottone has a conversation with Dr. Todd Benham, a clinical psychologist with extensive worldwide experience teaching and training personnel on the impacts of PTSD. Both the mental health of health care workers and the general public are discussed. This podcast was recorded on 24 March 2020.
Dr. Gregory Ciottone gives some perspective on the COV-19 pandemic impacting the world. The interview was conducted on 16 March 2020.
In this podcast, Oceania Chapter Chair Joe Cuthbertson chats with Professor Alison Hutton on mass gathering medicine and harm prevention and the role of the health care worker.
Oceania Chapter Chair, Joe Cuthbertson, interviews Dr. Penny Burns on the role of general practitioners in disasters; how general practice has been engaged in disaster management in Australia, Oceania, and internationally; and her journey researching primary health care in disasters.
Oceania Chapter Chair, Joe Cuthbertson, interviews Dr. Erin Smith from Edith Cowan University about her journey researching the psychosocial impacts of disaster.
Listen to Dr. Erin Smith’s interview with Prof. Frederick “Skip” Burkle and his reflections on the development of emergency public health and his thoughts on the future.
In this podcast, Dr. Jamie Ranse discusses the experiences of nurses who assist in an out-of-hospital environment following a disaster. In particular, he discusses this experience from a relationship perspective, focusing on relationships between colleagues, patients, and the nurses themselves.
Professor Tony Redmond talks about his experiences responding to the earthquake in Armenia 30 years ago in 1988. It is recognized that the scale of the earthquake and the following international response led to a wider recognition of the need for much better coordination of international assistance and a more focused targeting of aid based on identified needs.
In particular, three key UN initiatives were established as a direct result of Armenia: the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team (UNDAC), the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), and the On-site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC). These initiatives have led to the progressive development of international coordination that laid the grounds for the current WHO Emergency Medical Teams (EMT) initiative.
Knox Andress from the Louisiana Poison Center describes how Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport physicians responded to medical needs of over 550 Hurricane “Harvey” evacuees, including children and the elderly, at the Jewella Critical Transportation Needs Shelter (CTNS) in Shreveport, Louisiana between 31 August and 6 September 2017.