Here is a great video on PFC and the cases we helped collect from Airforce MAJ Eric DeSoucy, DO doing a Grand Rounds talk for the Department of Surgery at UC Davis.
Dr. Joe DuBose is an Air Force Trauma Surgeon who recognized early in his career that hemorrhage was the number one killer of potentially survivable patients. This led him to a fellowship in vascular surgery and, as Dennis put it made him a guru in the emerging technology that allows a catheter to be placed in the femoral artery and snaked up past a bleed in the pelvis, abdomen and even chest where a balloon is then inflated cutting off all blood flow Continue reading “Podcast Episode 30: REBOA use for PFC?! with Joe DuBose”
Dr. Cap has been leading the way here in the US with the Armed Services Blood Program on fresh whole … Continue reading Podcast Episode 29: Dr. Cap on Fresh Whole Blood and Resuscitation for PFC
Stories and experiences can sometimes bring relevancy to a situation you are in or to a point you are trying to make while instructing. These singular stories are called anecdotes and while powerful and personal do not represent similar patient outcomes even in similar situations. They are not science. They do not take into account the vast number of variables that were present in that particular situation. Often these stories can mislead and misinform medical practice by inexperienced medics and practitioners due to that powerful personal experience clouding that person’s own judgment. Continue reading “New JTS/PFC AAR Submission Form”
Training materials were the number 1 most requested item from our SOMSA AAR. We have put out other training recommendations in the past but wanted to also highlight some important skills that will help you identify gaps in your PFC training program, plan future training and measure progress. Continue reading Podcast Episode 28: Critical Skills for Prolonged Field Care Providers
This Clinical Practice Guideline was written by a fellow 18D with input from around the surgical community. It reconciles the differences between wound care done in a role 2 or 3 facility, such as serial debridements, with what is taught in the 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course with regards to delayed primary closure. One way is not “right” while the other wrong, it has more to do with Continue reading “Podcast Episode 26: ICRC Style Wound Care and the NEW Acute Wound Care Management Clinical Practice Guideline”