Here is a great video on PFC and the cases we helped collect from Airforce MAJ Eric DeSoucy, DO doing a Grand Rounds talk for the Department of Surgery at UC Davis.
You have probably treated someone with an infection and likely even with someone with SIRS criteria at some point in your career. At what point does a simple infection become concerning to the point that you should call for a teleconsult? When does it become emergent or life threatening, demanding intervention and treatment?
This podcast is a follow up from our last post on managing traumatic brain injuries in austere environments. We included a scenario discussion with David, Jamie, Daryl, Jay, Doug and I with […]
If you sit on a patient long enough, infection has a greater chance of taking hold and progressing to sepsis, or you may receive a patient who has already been […]
“We were assigned to train the Colombian military in Reconnaissance operations. It was the rainy season, so travel was limited to trucks, ATVs, and good ol’ fashioned walking. We were […]
Just snow your patient with ketamine and versed to prevent PTSD right? Maybe not. While talking through some more analgesia and sedation strategies, Doc Powell shares his thoughts on what […]
Our case discussions are provided to get you, the medic or provider, to think about treatment and logistical issues. The following case is a ‘simple’ scenario constructed to get you […]
This podcast is a follow up from our last post on managing crush injuries in austere environments. We included a scenario discussion with
Crush injuries are difficult to manage in the best of circumstances. In an austere environment by a practitioner with little to no experience they can be overwhelming. In deciding which […]
A U.S. service member sustains deep partial thickness burns to both arms and the chest while burning the trash…
Army Interview with SSG Matthew Decker, an Army reservist flight medic (68W F3), from Kentucky (214 Aviation Regiment/11th AviationCommand), deployed to Kandahar/Helmand Province, Afghanistan late 2015-early 2016. SSG Decker tells how he managed casualty care in a combat zone for 17 hours after his MEDEVAC aircraft was disabled.
Carl sustains a Blunt LUNG injury from a fall from height. He complains of rib pain, but no obvious fractures. Other than tachycardia, his initial vital signs are within normal parameters. Four hours into […]
Just as a rehearsal of a tactical operation will prepare the operator to better deal with contingencies, discussing and talking through realistic, hypothetical, medical scenarios will give the medic a […]