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Thursday, May 10, 2012

BAGHDAD ER: Fifteen Minutes

The June 28, 2012, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Major Todd Baker, USA (ret.) who served as chief of the Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) Section of the 86th Combat Support Hospital; and, is the author of Baghdad ER: Fifteen Minutes.

Program Date: June 28, 2012
Program Time: 1500 hours, PACIFIC
Topic: BAGHDAD ER: Fifteen Minutes
Listen Live:  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2012/06/28/baghdad-er-fifteen-minutes

About the Guest
Major Todd Baker, USA (ret.) “is a board certified emergency physician who served as chief of the Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) Section of the 86th Combat Support Hospital. In 2006 he joined the medical staff of Madigan Army Medical Center where he served as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine for the University of Washington. During his fifteen-month tour, Dr. Baker served as the Emergency Medicine Consultant to the Army Surgeon General for the Iraq theater. He has been published in multiple medical journals during his seven plus years serving in the Army including Annals of Emergency Medicine and EM Clinics of North America. His academic interests focus on emergency ultrasound techniques and trauma resuscitation and he was instrumental in updating the medical ultrasound systems used in combat support hospitals throughout Iraq. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Combat Action Badge, and the Meritorious Service Medal among others.”  Major Todd Baker is the author of Baghdad ER: Fifteen Minutes.

According to the book description of Baghdad ER: Fifteen Minutes, “The first hour after a major trauma is known as the Golden Hour. During those sixty minutes, every step in a patient's resuscitation can mean the difference between life and death. In Baghdad, American military personnel would bleed to death within minutes. We did not have the Golden Hour. We had fifteen minutes. This is our story.”

About the Watering Hole
The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

About the Host
Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

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