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.
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This post has been a long time coming. This is where it began and may be the most important tool we have to offer. This is the 10 Capabilities Position Paper revisited with the grid made easily available. If you have read the position paper you know that everything we recommend is in the “Minimum, Better and Best” format. Continue reading Position Paper – 10 Essential Core Capabilities for Prolonged Field Care
The Joint Trauma System (JTTS)Clinical Practice Guidelines(CPGs) are the standard of care for all US Military
Medcal Providers. They are backed by evidence and represent the current expectations of care. Continue reading Joint Trauma Service Clinical Practice Guidelines: The Standard of Deployed Medicine
Eye emergencies are one of the big 3 concerns; life, limb or eye sight. This will be the first of many installments on PFC specific eye recommendations, Open Globe Injuries. It is presented in a Power Point presentation for easy down load and printing for future reference. This was submitted out of the blue while we were at SOMSA 2014 by a PFCWG partner and a welcomed addition to our reference material.