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

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…

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64: Episode 64 – Trapped Inside: Obstructive Lung Diseases (ASTNA Webinar)

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…

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63: Episode 63 – Flight Medicine Rules w/Chris Stevenson

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…

62: Episode 62 – Fast Rhythms, Furious Management w/Salim Rezaie (Bonus Feature)

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…

61: Episode 61 – Down Under Dynamics w/Cliff Reid

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…

60: Episode 60 – Save Your Life w/Randy Mains (Part 2)

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 complacent? And how do you know which one you are? In this podcast episode, we are…

59: Episode 59 – Save Your Life w/Randy Mains (Part 1)

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,…