Heavy Lies the Helmet

Heavy Lies the Helmet

"Heavy lies the crown" is a common misquote of "uneasy lies the head that wears the 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 still actively working in the fields of pre-hospital critical care and search and rescue. Through an IA MED partnership, we are a CAPCE and California Board of Nursing accredited podcast and blog 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 intra-hospital 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.

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May 13, 2021 57 min

Taking care of the High Risk OB patient is outside the comfort zone of many of us. The third trimester, specifically, presents unique challenges both pregnancy-related and otherwise. Why are normal physiologic changes related to pregnancy ABNORMAL in the third trimester? How do we determine if the pregnant patient is sick or not sick? And how do you change your treatment based on these findings?

Tune in as we sit down with Dr. Zaf ...

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Has administration ever made a decision that you didn't agree with and/or understand? Of course! As much as we don't like to admit it, the medical industry is a business. For that reason, finances play a significant factor in decision-making. How do we maintain balance between profit and patient care? How do we bridge the gap between leadership and staff members?

Tune in to this brutally honest episode where we sit down wit...

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Due to the popularity of Episode 68 - X-Ray Vision, we've decided to extend our radiology series and focus on computerized tomography (CT) scans. Head CT scans, specifically, are often viewed by emergency and transport clinicians when patients require tertiary neurovascular services. Tune in to another visually-guided episode as we discuss this extremely important topic, providing ways to easily interpret the various forms of i...

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Due to the popularity of Episode 68 - X-Ray Vision, we've decided to extend our radiology series and focus on computerized tomography (CT) scans. Head CT scans, specifically, are often viewed by emergency and transport clinicians when patients require tertiary neurovascular services. Tune in to another visually-guided episode as we discuss this extremely important topic, providing ways to easily interpret the various forms of i...

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Some clinicians may have a tendency to neglect performing a thorough neurological exam in a comatose patient. And when a neuro patient requires an advanced airway, some clinicians may not be mindful of cerebral perfusion pressure and how to optimize it effectively.

In this podcast episode, we provide you with the recording of Bryan's presentation from ICON (IA MED Conference Online) 2021. After introducing a case study, he brea...

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Pre-hospital resuscitation of the traumatic arrest patient is controversial, to say the least. Some evidence has shown our efforts to be futile. But are the studies skewed by inappropriate management and our resistance to act? When do we intervene, and when do we not? And how can we help improve these poor mortality rates?

Join us as we discuss this important topic with Dr. Amanda Humphries, Flight Physician and EMS Fellow. We touc...

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January 30, 2021 53 min

Though we are not Radiologists, we constantly find ourselves needing to interpret basic chest x-rays. Whether it's ETT placement or ARDS identification, it is important to know what you're looking at. Join us for a visually-assisted podcast episode where our very own Intensivist and Medical Director, Dan Rauh, helps break down this seemingly overwhelming topic.

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January 30, 2021 53 min

Though we are not Radiologists, we constantly find ourselves needing to interpret basic chest x-rays. Whether it's ETT placement or ARDS identification, it is important to know what you're looking at. Join us for a visually-assisted podcast episode where our very own Intensivist and Medical Director, Dan Rauh, helps break down this seemingly overwhelming topic.

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December 30, 2020 73 min

Recently, Central America was devastated by back-to-back Category 4 tropical storms including Hurricane Eta and Lota. As a Guatemalan resident, our very own Chris 'Razor' Sharpe was in the thick of it. Tune in to this podcast episode where we discuss the SAR and relief work he was a part of during that dire time. We highlight mission preparation, prioritization of victims, and several high risk incidents that will help you ...

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December 8, 2020 34 min

Non-Convulsive Seizures (NCS) or Non-Convulsive Status Epilepticus (NCSE) is defined as cerebral ictal activity without obvious clinical signs. Altered mental status is usually the only notable deficit, so it's important to know how to identify and treat this life-threatening disorder. Tune in to find out how through a casual discussion and real-life example.

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Acquiring a job in flight medicine is only the beginning. In this presentation to the 2020 Flight Crew Academy graduating class, Mike discusses three archetypes of new hires. He highlights positive and negative behaviors, systematically addressing incompetence, and how to ultimately get off orientation successfully.

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With the upcoming respiratory season, many of us will be caring for an increased number of pediatric and adult patients with pulmonary disease processes. Obstructive physiology, specifically, can result in an increased strain of resources to effectively care for this critically ill population.

In this webinar, Mike, Bryan, and Jordan focus on status asthmaticus and COPD exacerbation. They discuss etiology, diagnostic criteria, and ...

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Chris Stevenson is back for a third go-round, so I think that makes him a regular guest on the show. This time, he came at us with a non-clinical topic that peeked our interest...

Likely over the years, we find ourselves giving or receiving advice related to flight medicine. As our years of experience have accumulated, so has the length of our rules and mantras related to flying. From military to mentors to pop culture, these are o...

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Due to 'The Big C', ECHO Yacht Club was cancelled... but life goes on, and so does our podcast. We decided to turn lemons into lemonade and have our friend and emergency medicine powerhouse Dr. Sal Rezaie join us for a discussion based on what-would-have-been our Yacht Club presentation.

Everyone carries a card that says they know how to manage tachydysrhythmias. But what happens when your interventions don’t work? In this ...

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Whether it's in regard to scope of practice, clinical judgment, or professional communication, transport is a very dynamic environment. We had the privilege of welcoming the infamous Dr. Cliff Reid to the show to discuss his and Sydney HEMS' approach to all of these areas. Tune in and learn how to be a high level transport provider from one of the best in our industry.

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This could quite possibly be one of our most important podcast episodes to date featuring one of the most interesting persons in our industry.

What is the opposite of complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the human factors that kill our colleagues. We also discuss how you can arm yourself w...

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This could quite possibly be one of our most important podcast episodes to date featuring one of the most interesting persons in our industry.

What is complacency? And how do you know if you are? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Randy Mains, pilot and safety expert, to discuss all things Crew Resource Management (CRM) and the human factors that kill our colleagues. We also discuss how you can arm yourself with the knowledg...

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High flow nasal cannula is an increasingly popular modality for Acute Respiratory Distress and Failure. Previously, we saw it used mostly in the pediatric population. But as time has went on, especially with the COVID-19 outbreak, this has become an effective means of O2 delivery in all patient groups. With its increased frequency of use, it is only natural that we as transport providers will adopt this therapy.

Tune in to Mike'...

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How do you calculate your drug dosages? What do you base it on? In this podcast episode, we are joined by Lynn Lamkin, EM pharmacist, to discuss weight based versus non-weight based drug dosages. We also breakdown when true body weight (TBW), ideal body weight (IBW), lean body weight (LBW) or adjusted body weight (ABW) is a more appropriate option.

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You asked. We answered. In a follow-up to our burn resuscitation podcast episode, we are joined by Chris Stevenson and his burn center Medical Director, Dr. Mike Feldman, to discuss inhalation injuries. Tune in as we discuss the mechanism surrounding inhalation injuries and how to treat them affectively based on anatomical location and poison type.

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