Podcast Episode 36: ROLO to SOLO: The Logistics of Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion

Podcast Episode 36: ROLO to SOLO: The Logistics of Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion

The Trauma Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) Network including the 75th Ranger Regiment, NORNAVSOF, and others have led the way in re-implementing type-O, low titer fresh whole blood far forward with the Ranger type-O Low titer(ROLO) program. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 36: ROLO to SOLO: The Logistics of Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion”

Podcast Episode 35: Priorities of Burn Care With Dr. Cairns of The UNC Chapel Hill Jaycee Burn Center and the AMIT Program

Podcast Episode 35: Priorities of Burn Care With Dr. Cairns of The UNC Chapel Hill Jaycee Burn Center and the AMIT Program

Which burn fluid resuscitation formula is best? Does it really matter?

What can happen if you over resuscitate? Under?

What can cause an increase or decrease in the demand of fluids?

What can you do if you are running out of Lactated Ringers?

As a Lt. Cmmdr. with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Cairns was on duty and a principle responder to the KAL flight that crashed in 1997 in Guam. Dr. Cairns was instrumental in developing the level of preparedness at the Naval Hospital there which received and managed dozens of critical patients in the morning following the crash of the 747.

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Podcast (video) Episode 34: Telemedicine to Reduce Medical Risk in Austere environments

Podcast (video) Episode 34: Telemedicine to Reduce Medical Risk in Austere environments

Telemedicine is a crucial capability that must be planned and practiced.  The base of knowledge that a SOF medic’s knowledge encompasses includes many areas of medicine but generally lacks

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Podcast Episode 33: TIVA: Another Look at Pre-Hospital Analgesia and Sedation

Podcast Episode 33: TIVA: Another Look at Pre-Hospital Analgesia and Sedation

Rick Hines has spent the last 20+ years in service to his country much of it deployed to combat zones and other unstable, austere environments and is dedicated to improving SOF Medicine.  He made it a point to spend a fair amount of time with surgical teams when possible and has gained quite a bit of real world knowledge that we hope to pass on to a wider audience here. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 33: TIVA: Another Look at Pre-Hospital Analgesia and Sedation”

Podcast 32: Doug Explains the JTS Burn Care Clinical Practice Guideline For Medics

Podcast 32: Doug Explains the JTS Burn Care Clinical Practice Guideline For Medics

When do you give a burn patient antibiotics? Which ones?

How do you calculate TBSA and the rule of 10s?

What do you use to guide fluid resuscitation? What fluid?

When is an escharotomy in the field appropriate?

Burns present another wound pattern that can be extremely difficult and time consuming for any level of provider to manage.  So much so that there are dedicated burn teams that will often fly to where burn patients are being held in order to get them back to the burn center in San Antonio with the best chance of survival.  We have taken the expert guidance of these critical care providers and packaged everything they Continue reading “Podcast 32: Doug Explains the JTS Burn Care Clinical Practice Guideline For Medics”