Episode 39: End Tidal CO2 Application and Limitations in Prolonged Field Care

Upgrading your airway kit with a portable end tidal CO2 monitor can help in a couple situations. While it has its limitations, it is essential for

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The White Powder You Should Bring on Every Deployment

Powdered High Strength Calcium Hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)₂) is essential for a medic to keep in the team house or aid station in an austere environment. It can easily be bought, transported and reconstituted for many purposes…

Powdered High Strength Calcium Hypochlorite (Ca(ClO)₂) is essential for a medic to keep in the team house or aid station in an austere environment. It can easily be bought, transported and reconstituted for many purposes…

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Podcast Episode 36: ROLO to SOLO: The Logistics of Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion

A Special Operations Battalion Surgeon explains how to easily navigate the logistics of setting up a battalion wide blood transfusion program.

The Trauma Hemostasis and Oxygenation Research (THOR) Network including the 75th Ranger Regiment, NORNAVSOF, and others have led the way in re-implementing type-O, low titer fresh whole blood far forward with the Ranger type-O Low titer(ROLO) program. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 36: ROLO to SOLO: The Logistics of Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion”

Podcast Episode 35: Priorities of Burn Care With Dr. Cairns of The UNC Chapel Hill Jaycee Burn Center and the AMIT Program

Which burn fluid resuscitation formula is best? Does it really matter?

What can happen if you over resuscitate? Under?

What can cause an increase or decrease in the demand of fluids?

What can you do if you are running out of Lactated Ringers?

As a Lt. Cmmdr. with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Cairns was on duty and a principle responder to the KAL flight that crashed in 1997 in Guam. Dr. Cairns was instrumental in developing the level of preparedness at the Naval Hospital there which received and managed dozens of critical patients in the morning following the crash of the 747.

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Podcast (video) Episode 34: Telemedicine to Reduce Medical Risk in Austere environments

Telemedical consult is one of the most important core capabilities in a prolonged field care situation.

Telemedicine is a crucial capability that must be planned and practiced. The base of knowledge that a SOF medic’s knowledge encompasses includes many areas of medicine but generally lacks

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