RAVINES Mnemonic: A Practical Approach to Prolonged Field Care

The RAVINES Mnemonic was created to help the medical provider on the ground in an austere environment with a very sick patient. Most medics will do a decent TCCC MARCH survey and when they get to the end of that, get vital signs to begin trending and repeat the MARCH sequence while adding E-PAWS-B

  • E for Eyes
  • P for Pain
  • A for Antibiotics
  • W for Wounds
  • S for Splinting
  • B for Burns round out the MARCH-E-PAWS-B mnemonic.

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Prolonged Field Care at MHSRS 2018

The essence of prolonged field care is now infused into many aspects of the austere and military medical lexicon. The response by the medical community to come together to help solve problems faced by medics and the warfighters they accompany has been nothing short of amazing.

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Episode 41: The Death of the Golden Hour: SOMSA 2018 Talk, by COL (Ret.) Rocky Farr, MD

Colonel Warner “Rocky” Farr has made an important contribution to the body of SOF knowledge with this well-researched monograph. He advances the understanding of the many challenges and accomplishments related to guerrilla warfare medicine Continue reading “Episode 41: The Death of the Golden Hour: SOMSA 2018 Talk, by COL (Ret.) Rocky Farr, MD”

Podcast Episode 40: Medic Team Dynamics with Dennis and Doug

Whether working on a casualty with a small team of medics or as a single medic with the help of other non-medic team members as helpers, someone has to be in charge of the situation in order to maintain a global view of priorities.  Continue reading “Podcast Episode 40: Medic Team Dynamics with Dennis and Doug”

Episode 39: End Tidal CO2 Application and Limitations in Prolonged Field Care

Upgrading your airway kit with a portable end tidal CO2 monitor can help in a couple situations. While it has its limitations, it is essential for

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The White Powder You Should Bring on Every Deployment

Powdered High Strength Calcium Hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)₂) is essential for a medic to keep in the team house or aid station in an austere environment. It can easily be bought, transported and reconstituted for many purposes…

Powdered High Strength Calcium Hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)₂) is essential for a medic to keep in the team house or aid station in an austere environment. It can easily be bought, transported and reconstituted for many purposes…

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