Podcast Episode 30: REBOA use for PFC?! with Joe DuBose

Podcast Episode 30: REBOA use for PFC?! with Joe DuBose

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”

New JTS/PFC AAR Submission Form

New JTS/PFC AAR Submission Form

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”

Podcast Episode 26: ICRC Style Wound Care and the NEW Acute Wound Care Management Clinical Practice Guideline

Podcast Episode 26: ICRC Style Wound Care and the NEW Acute Wound Care Management Clinical Practice Guideline

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”