Training materials were the number 1 most requested item from our SOMSA AAR. We have put out other training recommendations in the past but wanted to also highlight some important skills that will help you identify gaps in your PFC training program, plan future training and measure progress. Continue reading Podcast Episode 28: Critical Skills for Prolonged Field Care Providers
This Clinical Practice Guideline was written by a fellow 18D with input from around the surgical community. It reconciles the differences between wound care done in a role 2 or 3 facility, such as serial debridements, with what is taught in the 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course with regards to delayed primary closure. One way is not “right” while the other wrong, it has more to do with Continue reading “Podcast Episode 26: ICRC Style Wound Care and the NEW Acute Wound Care Management Clinical Practice Guideline”
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?
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. Be sure to check out the new JTS Facebook, LinkedIn Pages, Instagram and Twitter feeds and YouTube Channel for more updates. Continue reading Podcast 23: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the SOF Medic
Are you familiar with the concept of oxygen debt or oxygen deficit? What constitutes a “dose” of shock? What systolic BP constitutes hypotension on the battlefield? Where did the concept of permissive hypotension come from? Is it still valid? How long can fresh whole blood last?
Blood Transfusions were a huge topic at this year’s meeting in Charlotte with no less than 3 major speakers giving multiple talks on the subject. This talk was recorded during the Prolonged Field Care Pre-Conference Lab during the Special Operations Medicine and Scientific Assembly (SOMSA). Dr. Geir Strandenes
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 Continue reading “Analgesia and Sedation ISR/PFC Clinical Practice Guideline”
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 “