136. Thai Cave Rescue Part 5

In this final installment of the Thai rescue Derek debriefs and summarizes some of the lessons learned. If you found this interesting and are new to PJ Medcast go back and listen to podcasts 944-97 and listen to the series on the MV Tamar rescue mission. Remember the Handbook is summarized in the first 20… Read more

135. Thai Cave Rescue Part 4

The PJ TL describes the step by step actions and meticulous attention to detail the disparate group of rescuers performed to safely and successfully get the children and the coach out. Learn about the level professionalism that was displayed to perform this high profile, high risk mission. Watching the news as PJs are on standby… Read more

135. Thai Cave Rescue Part 3

Part 3 of 5. Operation Wild Boar. Another exceptional discussion of the evolution of this incredible mission that gripped the world. Today is 9-11-2018. On behalf of TEAM NY, the 103rd Rescue Squadron, we send our warmest wishes to the survivors of the citizens, FDNY, NYPD, PAPD members and others who perished on 9-11.  We… Read more

134. Part 2 Thai Cave Rescue

This second in a  series of 5 podcasts were cut from a long discussion so there is no intro or closing to most of them. This podcast begins to discuss mission execution and the rescue of the children and coach from the wild boars soccer team. Check out the updated pjmed.com website. Check out specialtactics.com… Read more

133. Thailand Cave Rescue Part 1

Operation Wild Boar, the mission to rescue 12 Thai children on a soccer team and their coach captured the world's attention this summer. Derek, ST PJ and Team Leader on the mission, describes the mission drop, prep and on scene arrival. This is the first of several podcasts by Derek describing the mission and PJs'… Read more

132. A PJ talks about the R &R program

PJ J talks about his experience with the R & R program at the Univ of Utah. He discusses the issues of high ops tempo, toll on the family, and details about the R & R program Doc Bryan discussed last week. https://veterans.utah.edu We really want to drive home the message that this is appropriate… Read more

131. PJ /SOF R&R program at Univ of Utah

Doc Bryan discusses this focused 2 week intensive program based out of Park City and Salt Lake City Utah. Comparable or better results compared to standard treatments that take months.  Several PJs and other SOF Operators have used this with success.  It is also unique because the families can come and take part in discussions… Read more

130. Operational Psych Research

Doc Bryan is a prior AF Psychologist. He currently is the Executive Director of National Center for Veteran's Studies at the Univ of Utah. He partnered with the AF Psychology Service to perform long term research on our Operators during OEF. The articles are posted on pjmed.com In this episode he discusses findings that have… Read more

129. Heat Illness

Heat illness is a shockingly common problem for the military in the US and abroad. One of our PJ Docs discusses the categorization, diagnosis and management of the range of heat illness from cramps to life threatening heat stroke.  And why it is such a profound military issue summer after summer.  Strategies to mitigate heat illness in SOF Operators and manage it are discussed. See the updates on our website: pjmed.com If you have news clips from your teams you want to have linked on pjmed.com please send them to Doc directly or get my email from your leadership. The PJ Med Director / SOF Medical Officer Course is set for JAN 2019. See info on pjmed.com   

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129. Heat Illness

Heat illness is a shockingly common problem for the military in the US and abroad. One of our PJ Docs discusses the categorization, diagnosis and management of the range of heat illness from cramps to life threatening heat stroke.  And why it is such a profound military issue summer after summer.  Strategies to mitigate heat… Read more