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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Air Medical Today™ Episode 31 - June 10, 2020 EPNetwork

Episode 31 -An Interview of Mr. Brian Shaw, the President of the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride. Brian talks about the history of the ride and the special plans for the 20th Anniversary rides in 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Brian's full-time work is with the Emergency Medical Service Institute as the Deputy Director and they oversea EMS Operations for the Pennsylvania Department of Health in 16 counties. This includes 300 licensed EMS Agencies. He served as a part-time flight paramedic with STAT Medevac from 1995 to 2008 and is a graduate of Youngstown State University in Allied Health and Criminal Justice. Mr. Shaw's office is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 Listen Here: Air Medical Today™ Episode 31

Brian Shaw - NEMSMBR East Coast Ride 2019
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Monday, June 1, 2020

Air Medical Today™ Episode 30 - May 30, 2020 EPNetwork

Episode 30 - An interview of Mr. Jonathan Bundt regarding Post Traumatic Stress with COVID-19 and George Floyd's death at the hands of the Minneapolis Police. Jonathan is an Organizational Consultant and Trainer with his own company called Masa Consulting since 1993. He has degrees in Child Psychology and Jewish Studies, Counseling and Psychotherapy, and course work in Human Resource Development and Counseling Psychology. Mr. Bundt has been an Employee Assistance Program Counselor; Stress Team Member with the American Red Cross; Psychology Consultant at the Alfred Adler Graduate School; a Behavior Scientist Consultant with the Minneapolis Police Department SWAT Team; and a private practice Psychotherapist.

Mr. Bundt will be speaking at the Air Medical Transport Conference in November 2020. His topic will be "Building organizational strength from within: Operationalizing comprehensive support systems and utilizing mental health professionals".

 Listen Here: Air Medical Today™ Episode 30

Jonathan W. Bundt
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Air Medical Today™ Episode 29 - March 24, 2020 EPNetwork

COVID-19 and what a number of air medical programs are doing during this very challenging pandemic. The purpose of the podcast is forprograms to learn from each other.  Fifteen programs were reached out toand interviews with five of them were completed on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thiswas due to many individuals being in the thick of the epidemic and not being able to take the time when they needed to be focused at their programs. An infectious disease specialist was also interviewed to provide some background on COVID-19.

 Listen Here: Air Medical Today™ Episode 29




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Thanks to:

Tom Allenstein, President and CEO of MedFlight and MedCare of Ohio
Jim Houser, Senior Director of Medical Operations of STAT MedEvac
Dr. Frank Guyette, Medical Director of STAT MedEvac
Dr. Timothy Burke, Retired Infectious Disease Specialist
Jeff Richey, Interim Executive Director of Airlift Northwest
Kolby Kolbet, Vice President of Clinical Operations of Life Link III
Tom Judge, CEO of Life Flight of Maine


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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Air Medical Today™ Episode 28 - February 11, 2020 - EPNetwork

Episode 28 - An interview of Dr. Dan Hankins, who before retiring 3 years ago, was the Medical Director for Gold Cross Ambulance and Mayo One Air Ambulance now all called Mayo Ambulance. He also just completed a three-year appointment as the Public Representative on the board of the Association of Air Medical Services. Dr. Hankins also served as the AAMS President, now called Chair, from 2009-2011.

 Listen Here: Air Medical Today™ Episode 28

Dan Hankins, MD

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An interview of Dr. Dan Hankins, who before retiring 3 years ago, was the Medical Director for Gold Cross Ambulance and Mayo One Air Ambulance now all called Mayo Ambulance. He also just completed a three-year appointment as the Public Representative on the board of the Association of Air Medical Services. Dr. Hankins also served as the AAMS President, now called Chair, from 2009-2011.


Stanley Reeves, Musician and Podcast Theme Music Author
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Air Medical Today™ Episode 27 - EPNetwork

Episode 27 of the Air Medical Today Podcast for May 7, 2011 has been published.  In this episode I interview Mr. Rex Alexander, who is a consultant specializing in safety training related to the air medical and helicopter industry.



Rex is currently the Regional Operations Manager for the Central United States for Omniflight Helicopters, Inc.  He has worked in multiple capacities over the 16 years he has been with Omniflight, including pilot, safety manager, and base manager.  He serves on the board of directors for the National EMS Pilots Association as the President and served as the President of the Indiana Association of Air Medical Services for five years.

Rex owns and operates his own company called RJ Alexander Consulting, L.L.C. specializing in consulting and training directly related to the air medical, safety and helicopter industries.  He currently sits on the Helicopter Association International’s Air Medical Committee and Helipad Committee and is a member of the National Fire Protection Association committee for helipad design.



Rex has lectured throughout the United States to multiple air-medical, fire, EMS, and law enforcement agencies on a wide range of aviation and safety topics.  He is an alumnus of Parks College of Engineering Aviation, and Technology of Saint Louis University, from where he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Maintenance and Management.  He is a licensed commercial helicopter pilot and a certified airframe and power-plant technician.

Rex is a former member of the United States Military, serving worldwide as an Aero-Scout instructor pilot for eleven years with the U.S. Army both on active duty and in the Indiana National Guard.  He and his wife Cindy live in Fort Wayne, Indiana with their three children.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Birkie Web Today Episode 10 - EPNetwork

Episode 10 of the Birkie Web Today Podcast has published.  In this episode I interview Dave Mathews, who is a long-time bicyclist and found Nordic skiing as a great winter activity while living in Omaha, Nebraska in 1982. He is an active member of the Kansas City Nordic Ski Club.

Dave, who lives in Prairie Village, Kansas which is a suburb of Kansas City, has been bicycling for 35 + years.  He has been a long-time member of the Kansas City Bicycle Club, serving as a past club president and chairman of racing.  Dave races in several road and cyclecross and sometimes mountain biking events each year.


He is a Civil Engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers and graduated from Iowa State University and the University of California Berkeley with both degrees in civil Engineering.  Dave began Nordic skiing while living in Omaha, Nebraska and has completed eight Birkie and two Kortelopet races as well as three City of Lakes Loppett races as a classic skier.  He is an active member of the Kansas City Nordic Ski Club.


In the podcast Dave shares his secrets to staying in shape for skiing the Birkie when there is not much on-snow time.  Something many Birkie skiers face.

Air Medical Today Episode 26 - EPNetwork

Episode 26 of the Air Medical Today Podcast for December 18, 2010 has been published.  In this episode I interview Dr. Mike Abernethy, the Chief Flight Physician with University of Wisconsin Med Flight Program and an associate professor with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

Dr. Abernethy is one of the few physicians in the country who works on a regular basis as a flight physician.  His passion is taking care of critically ill patients in diverse and even sometimes hostile environments.  This interest in EMS started in his early teen years with the TV program “Emergency” and  is still strong over 40 years later.

While pursuing a college education at The Ohio State University he became an EMT and also joined the national guard with a helicopter aviation unit.  After several career changes, he ended up in medical school at the University of Cincinnati.   Mike completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago where he was the first chief aeromedical resident for the University of Chicago Aeromedical Network.

He has worked as a flight physician with the University of Wisconsin Med Flight program since 1992 and has been the chief flight physician for the last two years.  Dr. Abernathy is on faculty of the University of Wisconsin Emergency Medicine Residency Program where he says he is helping to train the next generation of emergency physicians.  He is also a member of the board of directors for the Air Medical Physicians Association.

Mike has worked in almost every aspect of the Helicopter EMS industry.  He has been a referring community physician, receiving trauma center physician, ground EMT, and the medical director for several ground ambulance and helicopter EMS programs.  With over 21 years and several thousand patient transports, he is one of the most experienced flight physicians in the United States.  This gives Dr. Abernathy a very unique prospective on prehospital care which includes to this day 7-10 helicopter shifts a month.

Dr. Abernethy’s opinions are from his viewpoint as both an experienced Emergency Medicine physician and prehospital care provider.  He knows very well that the real life medicine “in the ditch” can be very different than anything found in protocols and/or textbooks.  He is a well known speaker at many regional and national  Emergency Medicine and EMS conferences.  His publications and lectures on Helicopter EMS standards and utilization are a frequent source of controversy within the EMS community.

Mike is quoted as saying “There are countless great things about the HEMS industry, but it is also fraught with significant problems. Someone has to stand up and point out that the emperor has no clothes. I have no problem doing that. The bottom line is I care deeply about  HEMS  and its reputation. I also want the most appropriate, safe  and quality care for all prehospital patients.”

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Air Medical Today Episode 25 - EPNetwork

Episode 25 of the Air Medical Today Podcast for November 14, 2010 has been published.  In this episode I interview Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, an emergency physician, researcher, and EMS author.  Due to the potential controversy with the interview I also asked a number of individuals from our entire air medical community what questions they would ask Dr. Bledsoe.  I incorporated some of the questions into the interview and thank them for their time in sending them to me, as it was much appreciated.


Dr. Bryan E. Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAAEM, EMT-P is an emergency physician and EMS author from Midlothian, Texas. He entered EMS in 1974 as an EMT and attended one of the first paramedic programs in north Texas.  He worked for several years in Fort Worth as a paramedic and went on to become an EMS Instructor and Coordinator.  Bryan has his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Texas and his Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the University of North Texas.  He completed a residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and at Scott and White Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and holds medical licenses in both Texas and Nevada

Dr. Bledsoe has served as the Medical Director for two hospital emergency departments as well as for EMS agencies in north Texas. He is the author of numerous EMS textbooks including: Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Paramedic Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care, and many others.  He is a frequent contributor to EMS magazines and presenter at national and international EMS conferences.  Dr. Bledsoe is often interviewed by the national media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as well as regional papers and media outlets.

Dr. Bledsoe is Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.  He is co-chair of the Curriculum and Evaluation Board (CEB) for the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida.

Dr. Bledsoe was recently named a "Hero of Emergency Medicine" by the American College of Emergency Physicians as part of their 40th anniversary celebration.  He was also named a "Hero of Health and Fitness" by Men's Health magazine in November of 2008 as part of their 20th Anniversary issue.  He is married and lives in Midlothian, Texas as well as Las Vegas, Nevada.  He enjoys salt-water fishing.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Air Medical Today Episode 24 - EPNetwork

Episode 24 of the Air Medical Today Podcast for October 30, 2010 has been published.  This episode is a bit different than previous ones, as I have recorded a number of the Past Presidents of the Association of Air Medical Services. Through their own voices you will hear some of the critical issues, challenges, and accomplishments during their presidential tenure.  This podcast is being done in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of AAMS and includes a fun quiz on the history of the association that includes prizes.


Through my work with the AAMS Communications and Public Relations Committee we had helped the staff in planning some of the activities for the association’s 30th Anniversary this year.  I volunteered to record the voices of the past presidents of the association so that listeners can hear from them in their own words.  This has been a really fun project because I got to meet and talk to many of the past presidents that I did not know or did not know very well.  Pictured on the left on Sunday, October 11, 2010 at the Air Medical Transport Conference from left to right are, Back Row: Dan Reich, Jim Smith, Greg Powell, and Tom Judge and Front Row: Ed Eroe, Ford Kyes, Connie Eastlee, Denise Landis, Sandy Kinkade, and Dan Hankins.


With the help of the AAMS staff and others in locating everyone we still were not able to contact all the past presidents but I know you will still enjoy hearing many of the ones that are included.  Pictured to the left on Monday, October 12, 2010 outside the Exhibit Hall at the Air Medical Transport Conference are from left to right, Connie Eastlee, Dan Reich, Denise Landis, Frank Thomas, Dan Hankins, Jim Smith, Sandy Kinkade, and Ed Eroe.  Both pictures were taken by Mark Mennie.

The Past Presidents of AAMS that are heard in the podcast include the following in chronological order by the year they were president:

Joe Tye
Karl Gills
Dan Reich
Jim Smith
Frank Thomas
Don Stamper
Ford Kyes
Connie Eastlee
Denise Landis
Greg Powell
Tom Judge
Ed Eroe
Sandy Kinkade
Dan Hankins




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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Air Medical Today Episode 23 - EPNetwork

Episode 23 of the Air Medical Today Podcast has been published.  In this episode I interview Doctor David M. Lam, Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Trauma and Anesthesiology Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who talks about his 30 years of research on the history of air medicine.  There are also interviews of Dawn Mancuso and Jonathan Godfrey on the Air Medical Transport Conference and Vision Zero in the First Response section.

Dr Lam attended Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota, where he received a BA in Government and International Relations.  He received his MD degree from the University of Minnesota in 1972, and also earned a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Texas.

He is Board-certified as a specialist in Aerospace Medicine, and is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American College of Physician Executives. David has also been elected as an Academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.  He is licensed/registered as a physician both in the United States in Alaska and in the United Kingdom.

Colonel Lam was commissioned in the United States Army in 1971 and served in a wide variety of assignments, including one tour in Korea, two in Alaska, and two in Germany, in addition to his last military assignment at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.  He served in many clinical, staff, and command positions throughout his career, including as commander of 3 hospitals, Corps Surgeon, Research Area Director, Surgeon for a Joint Task Force in combat, and additionally as Task Force Surgeon for U.S. humanitarian operations in Rwanda and Zaire.

Dr. Lam’s final military assignment was as Medical Staff Officer at NATO Headquarters.  He served for an unprecedented 5 years at the request of the NATO medical community and was the impetus for some of the greatest changes in Alliance medical doctrine since its creation.

David retired from the active Army on July 1, 2001, and now serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Trauma and Anesthesiology Research of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has been seconded to the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center  in Ft. Detrick, Maryland where he serves as the European Liaison Officer, responsible for maintaining links to researchers in Europe, including with the NATO Medical Community, the European Space Agency, and the European Commission.

He works primarily in the areas of telemedicine standardisation, project development, and deployment of systems, mostly in the NATO and Partnership For Peace nations. He serves as the Secretary for the NATO Telemedicine Expert Team, which is charged with developing policies and procedures which will enhance the multinational interoperability of Telemedicine systems in a multinational operational environment.  Additionally, he serves on several other Research Task Groups for the NATO Research and Technology Organisation, including one on the use of Unpiloted Aerial Vehicles for Casualty Evacuation.  He and his wife have lived in Brussels, Belgium, for 15 years.  They have two children and four grandchildren.

Starting as a young Flight Surgeon in the Army, is when he first became involved in Aeromedical evacuation and has been fascinated with the complex history of the development of Aeromedical evacuation ever since.  He has been researching and writing on this subject for more than 30 years, and is now considered one of the world’s foremost experts on this subject.  His current project is research for a biography of Mademoiselle Marie Marvingt of France, who has been described as “The Godmother of Medical Aviation”, and who was the first certified Flight Nurse.

Dawn Mancuso, Executive Director of the Association of Air Medical Services provides an update on the upcoming Air Medical Transport Conference being held October 11-14 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida including the 30th Anniversary activities.

Jonathan Godfrey provides an update on AAMS Vision Zero activities including events at the Air Medical Transport Conference.




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