Nicole Johnson, a former Army Combat Medic, was on the Las Vegas Strip during the Mandalay Bay shooting. She joins Head Space and Timing and the Change Your POV Podcast to talk about her experience, her thoughts on responsiveness, and the impact that it has on her and those around her.

Nicole has spent most of her adult life in medicine. She has a passion for trauma, and the many challenges and rewards it offers. She has been been lucky enough to work with some of the finest docs and medics in the world and learned how to be the best from watching them. She is the owner of PRIEST tactical solutions, which stands for stands for Precision Response for Immediate Emergency Stabilization and Treatment. Her goal is to take cutting edge, front line medicine, and put it into the hands of the public.


Nicole’s military career and experience

The comparison…or complete lack of…combat experience and what happened on 1 October 2017

Nicole’s first-hand experience of what happened in Las Vegas

People helping people, the individual response to the tragedy

Emergency preparedness, or lack of it

The psychological response to the incident

The concept of prevention versus readiness


Article about PRIEST Tactical Solutions in Voyage Dallas magazine

PRIEST Tactical solutions Web site

PRIEST Tactical solutions Facebook Page

Nicole Johnson on LinkedIn





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Duane K. L. France is a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as a mental health counselor practicing in the state of Colorado. Do you want to join the conversation regarding veteran mental health? Share, like, and comment. Read Duane's previous posts and follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn. Keep the conversation about #veteranmentalhealth going.