As promised, here it is – the SOLCUS talk on ultrasound education in special operations medicine. It was given at the Joint Trauma System Combat Casualty Tele-Conference # 500, on Feb 18th, 2016. Once again – many thanks to the JTS Team for their kind invitation!
The 500th weekly Joint Theater Trauma System Trauma Teleconference out of San Antonio featured our own SOLCUS Point of Injury Ultrasound curriculum. It was specifically geared to the level of enlisted SOF medics and up. This is a great way to earn CEUs CNEs or CMEs while hearing about recent cases and the latest and greatest in combat medicine.
The following is a letter from Sean sent out on our big email list. If you’re not on the list don’t worry because it is posted here in it’s entirety. The letter highlights what we have done over the last year and, more importantly, what we have planned for the year to come, specifically a whole day of Prolonged Field Care specific training
The U.S. Institute Of Surgical Research Joint Trauma Service and PFC Working Group need your help:
The JTS is working to conduct a retrospective case review relating to PFC in order to conduct an aggregate analysis.
We are currently collecting as many cases as we can obtain relating to prolonged role 1 care (anything greater than 4 hours) both trauma and non-trauma. We are accepting unclassified AAR’s, medical records, powerpoint summaries from meeting presentations, or even just personal memory/war stories. If the medic is available, we would like to interview them if possible. As there is really no database of such cases, many of the cases will be identified by word of mouth, although we are also searching the trauma registry, SOMA and SOCMSSC databases.
The results of our analysis will include the epidemiology of PFC cases and aggregate lessons learned. The report will be returned to the PFC working group and operational communities and published (likely in JSOM).
Thank you for any assistance you can provide to help identify these cases and the medics who provided such care. Cases may be submitted to email@example.com
The Original SOF Truths were created to inform those both in, as well as out of, Special Operations not entirely familiar with the operating conditions faced in uncertain environments. This has helped commanders and guys on the ground
I hate hearing about other guys who have had to reinvent the wheel when there is so much to draw from already. I was initially going to record this as a podcast but quickly realized that there was far too much lost without showing the specific charts and checklists to which I was referring. If there is anything I left out as far as downloads, let me know and Continue reading PFC Video Lecture Series Ep 1: Documentation in PFC
This post has been a long time coming. This is where it began and may be the most important tool we have to offer. This is the 10 Capabilities Position Paper revisited with the grid made easily available. If you have read the position paper you know that everything we recommend is in the “Minimum, Better and Best” format. Continue reading Position Paper – 10 Essential Core Capabilities for Prolonged Field Care
I hate not knowing an acronym. In my line of work acronyms are language and the ignorance of one normally results in the ignorance of entire programs or departments. FOAMed is Free Open Access Meducation a term growing in popularity mostly in part due to the SMACC committee and it’s world wide network of Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Prehospital care Cadre. SMACC stands for Social Media And Critical Care. There are now a plethora of podcasters known as “providers” who attempt to tackle the pressing problems of the aforementioned specialties while striving to educate, for free, the hungry Paramedics, Interns, residents and colleagues at large. They are succeeding beyond what they thought possible and it is spreading to all facets of medical education. The first SMACC conference was held in 2013 with the worlds most famous podcasters lecturing and fielding questions from the audience and twitter simultaneously. It was hailed as the most inspiring and interactive medical conference and if you listen to the podcasts you will see why. The second was held on the Gold Coast of Australia with even better results.
The Joint Trauma System (JTTS)Clinical Practice Guidelines(CPGs) are the standard of care for all US Military
Medcal Providers. They are backed by evidence and represent the current expectations of care. Continue reading Joint Trauma Service Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Standard of Deployed Medicine