How To Get The Most Out of Scenario Training

Almost all agencies use scenario training. But this training can lead to training scars that impair real life performance. This is a discussion of how to get the most from this type of training.

Also an original song I wrote and performed bookending the podcast. Thanks for listening. JY

The No Win Situation

A presentation of handling a case where nothing works. Keeping your cool and thinking clearly in these situations is vital. Thanks for listening. JY

The Path of the Multiple Trauma Patient: 911 Call to ICU

A description of the steps in the care of multiple trauma. Thanks for listening. JY

Improving Care and Performance

Discussion of steps you can take to improve performance in your organization. A little from a flute quintet I put together at home. Thanks for listening. JY

Introduction to Performance Improvement

This is a basic introduction to the principles of performance improvement. This is relevant for every hospital, fire department, and EMS agency. Thanks for listening

Respiratory Failure

I discuss respiratory failure and ventilator management. Visit and buy some UVA trauma swag. Thanks for listening. JY

Getting better at low frequency, high risk situations

Discussion of strategies to improve performance at high risk low frequency events. Thanks for listening. JY

EMS and Hospital Critical Care Perspectives

A discussion of the problem of limited knowledge of what goes on in the hospital outside of the ED. The important of rapid and effective resuscitation and airway control in hyperacute patients. A recording of me playing a great etude by Lennie Niehaus. Thanks for listening, visit

Cardiac Trauma

Discussion of cardiac injuries. Go to and check out our stuff. Thanks for listening JY

I am happy to invite you to the online apparel site. Our goal is for everyone who helps us to save lives to be proud to show people they are part of the UVA Trauma Team.

These are the choices for delivery:

–      If you are a UVA Employee, Resident or Student and willing to pick up your items at a set time and place, choose the “pick up only” option. Bear in mind these will be given out in bulk during a 3-4 hour period at a specified place once a month.

–      For Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad, Charlottesville Fire Department and Albemarle County Fire Rescue volunteer and career personnel, if there are more than 10 orders from your station, I will make one bulk delivery to your station. So, if possible, encourage your people to make their orders in the next 4 weeks. Afterwards, you will need to choose USPS shipping.

–      The other option is USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Shipping. If you choose this option we will ship your items within 7 days of order unless the item is backordered. A photo of the t-shirt is attached.

If you order embroidery, allow at least 4 weeks for delivery.


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