E18: 5 EMS Sayings that Could Save a Life

//E18: 5 EMS Sayings that Could Save a Life

E18: 5 EMS Sayings that Could Save a Life

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan are joined by special guest Ron Davis host of Confessions Of An EMS Newbie Podcast. Ron shares five EMS expressions that will save your life and a slew of good information about Emergency Medicine.

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  • Who is Ron Davis?
  • Saying #1, “If it is wet or sticky and not yours, don’t touch it.”
  • Saying #2, “Hard, Fast, and Deep.”
  • Saying #3, “All bleeding stops eventually.”
  • Saying #4, “Air goes in and out. Blood goes round and round, any deviation from this is a problem.”
  • Saying #5, “Vitals are.”
  • Differences between CERT, Red Cross, EMT, Wilderness FR, and Paramedic Training
  • Wilderness First Responder use in MCIs in Urban Settings


By |2016-12-31T17:42:46+00:00May 23rd, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|5 Comments

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In his free time, Aaron enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.


  1. Spartan745 May 30, 2011 at 2:30 am - Reply

    hey guys, another great show! I just started listening to your podcast for a couple weeks now and your show is very refreshing news to a 20-something that wants to be a prepper. I’m going to take a first aid course this fall as part of my culinary arts education at my local community college, but I was wondering what other courses could I take that doesn’t require me to actually be required to work as an EMT? (I’ll still volunteer but I want to be a chef!)

    I’m not sure if you guys have episodes already set up, but I would like to see some ideas that would certainly help me become a prepper:

    1) How to be a prepper when you’re moving around a lot. (Me being 24 years old, I’ve lived in several locations in the past couple of years. I’d like to know how to maintain emergency/disaster/shtf preparedness when moving from one home to another)

    2) How to prepare for $100/month. (I’m on a really tight budget, and while I do save for rainy days and overall financial emergencies, I want to know more about whether or not it’s a good idea to start at a BOB/EDC kit and work my way up to preparing my home, or any other ideas.

    3) Ethnic Survival. (I’m a Korean American that loves his kimchi and am willing to go anywhere to find a jar of this stuff when I’m out. What I want to know is how do you guys prepare ethnic foods and ingredients? If I recall correctly one of you guys eats a lot of Vietnamese food. While it is different than Korean food, I’d like to know how you store and preserve ethnic ingredients and pantry items.

    4) Civilian vs. Military. (This could easily fall into your “Going Grey” episode whenever you decide to record it, and just break down the pros and cons of having military-styled “tacticool” equipment over regular civilian backpacking type gear.)

  2. […] The first thing to do with any bleeding, from a pinprick to stuff rhythmically spurting from your thigh, is to apply pressure. Generally we’d like to put a bandage on it when we apply pressure, but if you don’t have one in your hand, just use your hand. Actually your gloved hand, remember “if it is wet and sticky and not yours, don’t touch it”. […]

  3. Contagion, A Prepper’s Movie Review September 28, 2011 at 8:14 am - Reply

    […] gear? To use EMS terms, BSI (Body Substance Isolation), PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), “If it is wet and sticky and not yours don’t touch it.” Of course in the case of Contagion it doesn’t have to be wet or sticky to be […]

  4. Richard Hauser September 11, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Great show, just minor point as the book you want to reference isn’t “Footfall”, but “Lucifer’s Hammer” by Niven and Pournelle, “Footfall” is also good, but an Alien invasion book. I’d recommend “Lucifer’s Hammer” highly, especially for your audience.
    Thanks for the great tips as it caused me to add several things to my first aid kit.

  5. Sav July 30, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    One of my favourite interview episodes!

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