Podcast 131: Dr. Ethan Miles on The Simple Thing That No One Does

COL (Ret) Ethan Miles MD joins Dennis to discuss the nuances of…

patient positioning for different prolonged field care etiologies. Dr. Miles is a board-certified family medicine physician with extensive military experience, emphasizes that patient positioning is a forgotten aspect of medical training and that simple, low-cost interventions are often overlooked. Miles states that patient positioning is especially crucial in prolonged field care and can help in treating patients with traumatic brain injury, manage airways, and improve oxygenation. However, patient positioning can also have downsides, such as orthostatic hypotension, and should be reassessed regularly. Miles suggests that improvised things can also work well when pre-made solutions are unavailable.

Dr. Ethan Miles joins Dennis on the podcast to talk about patient positioning.

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