The Battle of Bentonville was fought 154 years ago just a short distance from Fort Bragg, NC. Each year the North Carolina Historic Site Staff and reenactors commemorate the battle with different types of reenactments. This year the focus is on Civil War Medicine and the originally preserved Union XIV Corps Field Hospital at the Harper house. This Event was called, “A Fighting Chance For Life.” It is important for us to look deep into the past and hold close the lessons learned which now benefit all mankind. This was a perfect opportunity in which to see the advents of modern combat medicine
After extensive cooperation and collaboration with operational medics and Docs at home and abroad, we continue to see that there is a clear desire to improve patient care by incorporating or improving Continue reading Get Started Here
Traumatic Brain Injuries coupled with other injuries can be one of the most difficult wound patterns to manage in the field. Learn to manage TBI Continue reading New CPG! Traumatic Brain Injury Management in PFC
From the Back Cover:
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—care provided by predominantly indigenous medical personnel under austere conditions with limited evacuation capability— by providing a survey of the historical record in UW literature. Colonel Farr relates many historical experiences in the field, assesses their effectiveness, and lays a foundation for further in-depth study of the subject. The Joint Special Operations University is pleased to offer this monograph as a means of providing those scholars and operators, as well as policymakers and military leaders, a greater understanding of the complex and complicated field of guerrilla warfare medicine.
While at the 2017 Remote Damage Control Resuscitation(RDCR) conference put on by the Tactical Hemostasis, Oxygenation and Resuscitation(THOR) network in Norway, Sean took the time to corner Dr. Shackleford to get her thoughts on the Joint Trauma System Clinical Practice Guidelines. Continue reading Podcast 23: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the SOF Medic
There were some truly interesting ideas, research and products showcased on the exhibition floor. If you missed the 2017 Special Operations Medicine Scientific Assembly this year in Charlotte or never made it all the way back to the poster boards, here are the posters from the 2017 assembly.
Continue reading SOMSA ’17 Poster Presentations
TheJoint Trauma System joined up with us and several of our working group members to bring you this, our third CPG, for PFC.As with every PFC CPG, this is the time that goes beyond TCCC. With this specific CPG you are expected to provide appropriate analgesia and/or sedation
Pre-deployment checklists, cheat sheets and other resources now updated! Everything I am posting below could help anyone who finds themselves in over their heads Continue reading Deployment Downloads
This is the newest version (v21.1) of the single page Prolonged Field Care Card. It is in use in both the Special Forces Medical Sergeant (SFMS) Course as well as the Special Operations Combat Medic Course (SOCM) at the Joint Special Operations Medical Training Center (JSOMTC) at Fort Bragg. Print it out, laminate it and stick it in the back of your aid bag. It takes up almost no space and weight and it’ll be there for you when you run out of space on your TCCC card.
The Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) was founded in 1992. It now consists of hundreds of members in pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine. The primary goal of the association is to advance the art and science of special operations medical care through the education and professional development of special operations medical providers. This is where the Prolonged Field Care Working Group and our website come into play. Continue reading PFC Sponsored by SOMA