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”

New CPG! Traumatic Brain Injury Management in PFC

Traumatic Brain Injuries coupled with other injuries can be one of the most difficult wound patterns to manage in the field. Learn to manage TBI on its own and when other complications arrive you will be in better condition to handle an even more difficult situation.

Traumatic Brain Injuries coupled with other injuries can be one of the most difficult wound patterns to manage in the field. Learn to manage TBI Continue reading “New CPG! Traumatic Brain Injury Management in PFC”

Podcast Episode 31: CBRN for Dummies By COL Missy Givens

In this live recording, guest lecturer COL Missy Givens shares the CBRNe knowledge she has learned while working as a clinical toxicologist, among many other positions, around the world including as the SOCAFRICA Command Surgeon where she personally helped prepare members of 10th SFG(A) to deal with some of the most venomous snakes in the world.

TCCC+MARCHE(2) for CBRNe

  • Mask
  • Antidote
  • Rapid Spot Decon
  • Counter Measures
  • Head Injury and Hypothermia
  • Evacuation

CRESS for chemical agent identification

  • level of Consciousness
  • Respirations
  • Eyes (miosis)
  • Secretions
  • Skin (blisters)

We will also post the PPT slides as soon as we can.

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Additional Reading

Podcast Episode 30: REBOA?! with Joe DuBose

You are in your Team House or BAS. You have given FDP, Whole blood, TXA calcium and don’t have much left despite the few units from the walking blood bank. Your patient continues to bleed internally. Nothing in the chest or upper abdomen. Probably pelvic. Damn. MEDEVAC is en route. They will have some blood too. You just need your patient to hold on for another hour before he gets to surgery… Continue reading “Podcast Episode 30: REBOA?! with Joe DuBose”

Podcast Episode 28: Critical Skills for Prolonged Field Care Providers

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.

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.  We will get more into this cycle in the future however, this should be a good place to start.  Many thanks go out to Andrew who labored over many versions of the list over the past few months.  One last thing, be sure that you are already at 100% T for Trained on your TCCC task list.  There is no use in getting into PFC training prior to mastering TCCC.  If you see something we may have overlooked and would like to see it on future versions, please comment below and let us know.

Prolonged Field Care Critical Task List Final

Teaching and Training Recommendations from March 2014