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

76: Episode 76 – Pressure to Intubate w/Jon Inkrott

How do you decide between non-invasive and invasive ventilation? If you decide on non-invasive ventilation (NIV), how do you choose between heated high flow nasal cannula (HFNC), C-pap, or Bipap? And what critical decision-making tools do you utilize…

75: Episode 75 – Door to Balloon and in Between w/Dr. Adam Gottula & Dr. Trevor Skrobut

Managing Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) patients is a concept that many of us learn early on in our careers. Because of that, we can potentially underestimate the importance of our interventions. In this podcast episode, we are joined by Dr….

74: Episode 74 – These Aren’t the Labs You’re Looking For

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the meaning of certain lab values and what a positive truly is. Are these numbers as black and white as they are perceived? In this podcast episode, we discuss sensitivity versus specificity, define some…

73: Episode 73 – Coming in Third w/Dr. Zaf Qasim

Taking care of the High Risk OB patient is outside the comfort zone of many of us. The third trimester, specifically, presents unique challenges both pregnancy-related and otherwise. Why are normal physiologic changes related to pregnancy ABNORMAL in…

72: Episode 72 – The Business of Medicine w/Chris Smetana

Has administration ever made a decision that you didn’t agree with and/or understand? Of course! As much as we don’t like to admit it, the medical industry is a business. For that reason, finances play a significant factor in decision-making. How do…

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…

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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,…