Scott Weingart, of EMCrit fame, was gracious enough to do a two-part, flipped classroom presentation on the use of ketamine since he pushes the drug on a daily basis for a wide variety of applications. Continue reading Podcast Episodes 9 &10: Scott Weingart SOMSA Podcasts on Ketamine for PFC
First of all congrats to our patch winners! In order of correct answer submission:
- Kevin Mitch
- WJ Bowman
After witnessing certain trends from participating in, and observing many training scenarios and AARs. These principals glare at me each time I watch a medic go through a PFC
First of all congrats to our very first patch winners! In order of correct answer submission:
- Dennis Jarema
- Dave Schneider
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!
Here’s a podcast we recorded last year. There are some key points in this that we cover in overview lectures, and continue to teach medics individually, about what we refer to as “phoning a friend.” Continue reading Podcast Episode 8: Phone a Friend – Telemedical Consult
This podcast is a direct result from questions, comments and emails we have received along the way. It helps to clear up some confusion and explain some of the recommendations the working group first made in February of 2014. Justin begins the episode by talking about 3 different uses of Ketamine in a prehospital or field setting; The first as an adjunct to opiate analgesia. The second in procedural sedation for shorter yet painful procedures. The third for long term sedation in a Prolonged Field Care situation. He then introduces LTC(Ret.) Jim Reed CRNA who explains field Ketamine use in each of these scenarios.
Throughout the episode several articles and the Working Group’s recommendations on Analgesia and Sedation are discussed or referenced and are included in the show notes below.
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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
This article is a nice review of where we are (U.S. – and Norwegian – SOF) now in implementing a FWB program. It also gives good background and a simple algorithm of when to pull the trigger to initiate FWB transfusions.
In PFC, we may not have the luxury of confirmed typing and anti-A, anti-B titering, but rapid screening and typing at the point of care, as per the TMEPs protocol, should be adequate for “contingency” use of FWB.
In this episode Justin introduces the importance of properly using urine output to monitor hemodynamics of both trauma and medical patients by interviewing 2 of our contributing working group members; Dr. Phil Mason Air Force Emergency Medicine Physician and Critical Care Intensivist and Dr. Chris Burns who is a Retired Navy Trauma Surgeon. Both of these doctors have been instrumental in answering the complex questions we have put forth because of their familiarity of our training and equipment available while also putting themselves out there in austere environments from time to time. Thank you both for taking your time to do this podcast.
Check out the show notes and handout below: