Heavy Lies the Helmet

Hosted ByMike Boone, Bryan Boone, Dan Rauh & Chris Sharpe

“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.

Heavy Lies the Helmet is an education company 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 an 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 intrahospital discipline working in an emergency 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.

They offer continuing education units to any listener and/or reader interested in obtaining credit for their progressive learning experience.


All Episodes

71: Episode 71 – Chicken, Starfish & Cat Scans (Audio Only)

Due to the popularity of 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…

71: Episode 71 – Chicken, Starfish & Cat Scans

Due to the popularity of 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…

https://paramedicradio.com/podcast-player/4003/71-episode-71-chicken-starfish-cat-scans.mp4?dest-id=633141

70: Episode 70 – A Mind Blowing Case Study (Presentation)

Some clinicians may have a tendency to neglect performing a thorough neurological exam in a comatose patient. And when that same patient requires an advanced airway, those same clinicians may not be mindful of cerebral perfusion pressure and how to…

69: Episode 69 – Resisting Traumatic Arrest w/Dr. Amanda Humphries

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,…

68: Episode 68 – X-Ray Vision (Audio Only)

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…

68: Episode 68 – X-Ray Vision

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…

https://paramedicradio.com/podcast-player/3869/68-episode-68-x-ray-vision.mp4?dest-id=633141

67: Episode 67 – The Calm After the Storm

Recently, Central America was devastated by back-to-back Category 4 tropic 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…

66: Episode 66 – The Silent Seizure

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…

65: Episode 65 – One Hiring to Rule Them All (Graduation Presentation)

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…

https://paramedicradio.com/podcast-player/3765/65-episode-65-one-hiring-to-rule-them-all-graduation-presentation.mp4?dest-id=633141