Podcast 22: On Blood, Geir Strandenes at SOMSA 2017

Podcast 22: On Blood, Geir Strandenes at SOMSA 2017

Are you familiar with the concept of oxygen debt or oxygen deficit?  What constitutes a “dose” of shock?  What systolic BP constitutes hypotension on the battlefield?  Where did the concept of permissive hypotension come from?  Is it still valid? How long can fresh whole blood last?

Blood Transfusions were a huge topic at this year’s meeting in Charlotte with no less than 3 major speakers giving multiple talks on the subject.  This talk was recorded during the Prolonged Field Care Pre-Conference Lab during the Special Operations Medicine and Scientific Assembly (SOMSA).  Dr. Geir Strandenes

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Analgesia and Sedation ISR/PFC Clinical Practice Guideline

Analgesia and Sedation ISR/PFC Clinical Practice Guideline

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If you listened to the weekly Thursday morning (0800 EST) Joint Trauma Service CME presentation by LTC Jeremy Pamplin on 8 June 2017, the subject was this Analgesia and Sedation Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for Medics and Providers in austere environments.  Welcome.  The United States Army Institute of Research(USAISR) and the Joint Trauma System joined up with us and

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Podcast Episode 21: Optimizing Traumatic Ventilation

Podcast Episode 21: Optimizing Traumatic Ventilation

The Special Operations Medical Association Podcast on Prolonged Field Care is back with a new episode on a long awaited topic, traumatic ventilation.  We were finally able to corner a real, live anesthesiologist who was actually more than happy to sit down and talk about ventilation after his years of experience working at the heads of thousands of patients.  This episode starts right off with a difficult scenario discussion that includes a hypovolemic patient with a GSW to the pelvis, RR 35

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Podcast Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion

Podcast Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion

This podcast is a follow up from our last post on managing traumatic brain injuries in austere environments.  We included a scenario discussion with David, Jamie, Daryl, Jay, Doug and I with much needed answers to some frequently asked questions. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion”

Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis

Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis

If you sit on a patient long enough, infection has a greater chance of taking hold and progressing to sepsis, or you may receive a patient who has already been sick for days. Doc Jaybon walks us through the full spectrum from infection and SIRS to sepsis, shock and death.

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