Podcast Episode 30: REBOA use for PFC?! with Joe DuBose

Podcast Episode 30: REBOA use for PFC?! with Joe DuBose

Dr. Joe DuBose is an Air Force Trauma Surgeon who recognized early in his career that hemorrhage was the number one killer of potentially survivable patients. This led him to a fellowship in vascular surgery and, as Dennis put it made him a guru in the emerging technology that allows a catheter to be placed in the femoral artery and snaked up past a bleed in the pelvis, abdomen and even chest where a balloon is then inflated cutting off all blood flow Continue reading “Podcast Episode 30: REBOA use for PFC?! with Joe DuBose”

Podcast 24: Sepsis Roundtable Discussion

Podcast 24: Sepsis Roundtable Discussion

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?

Continue reading “Podcast 24: Sepsis Roundtable Discussion”

Podcast Episode 21: Optimizing Traumatic Ventilation

Podcast Episode 21: Optimizing Traumatic Ventilation

The Special Operations Medical Association Podcast on Prolonged Field Care is back with a new episode on a long awaited topic, traumatic ventilation.  We were finally able to corner a real, live anesthesiologist who was actually more than happy to sit down and talk about ventilation after his years of experience working at the heads of thousands of patients.  This episode starts right off with a difficult scenario discussion that includes a hypovolemic patient with a GSW to the pelvis, RR 35

Continue reading “Podcast Episode 21: Optimizing Traumatic Ventilation”

Podcast Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion

Podcast Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion

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 much needed answers to some frequently asked questions. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion”

Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis

Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis

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 sick for days. Doc Jabon Ellis walks us through the full spectrum from infection and SIRS to sepsis, shock and death.

Continue reading “Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis”