The RAVINES Mnemonic was created to help the medical provider on the ground in an austere environment with a very sick patient. Most medics will do a decent TCCC SMARCH survey and when they get to the end of that, get vital signs to begin trending and repeat the MARCH sequence while adding E-PAWS-B…
- E for Eyes
- P for Pain
- A for Antibiotics
- W for Wounds
- S for Splinting
- B for Burns round out the MARCH-E-PAWS-B mnemonic.
Continue reading RAVINES Mnemonic: A Practical Approach to Care after SMARCH-E-PAWS-B
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…
Continue reading The White Powder You Should Bring on Every Deployment
Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-Profits and Volunteers have been providing critical services on the battlefield for millennia. Historically the traditional view of medical care in conflict zones was that the military focused on victory Continue reading Episode 37: PFC from the NGO Perspective With Alex Potter of GRM
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
Continue reading Podcast (video) Episode 34: Telemedicine to Reduce Medical Risk in Austere environments
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
From the Back Cover:
Colonel Warner “Rocky” Farr has made an important contribution to the body of SOF knowledge with this well-researched monograph. He advances the understanding of the many challenges and accomplishments related to guerrilla warfare medicine—care provided by predominantly indigenous medical personnel under austere conditions with limited evacuation capability— by providing a survey of the historical record in UW literature. Colonel Farr relates many historical experiences in the field, assesses their effectiveness, and lays a foundation for further in-depth study of the subject. The Joint Special Operations University is pleased to offer this monograph as a means of providing those scholars and operators, as well as policymakers and military leaders, a greater understanding of the complex and complicated field of guerrilla warfare medicine.
Download the PDF: The Death of the Golden Hour and the Return of the Guerilla Hospital -COL (RET) Warner D. Rocky Farr MD
COL (RET) Warner D. “Rocky” Farr Bio
Here is a great video on PFC and the cases we helped collect from Air Force MAJ Eric DeSoucy, DO doing a Grand Rounds talk for the Department of Surgery at UC Davis.
Here is the study he referenced in the video which he also happened to head up for our working group and the Joint Trauma System.
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