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

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,…

58: Episode 58 – Going With the Flow (Presentation)

HFNC 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…