Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis

Podcast Episode 19: Sepsis

If you sit on a patient long enough, infection has a greater chance of taking hold and progressing to sepsis, or you may receive a patient who has already been sick for days. Doc Jabon Ellis walks us through the full spectrum from infection and SIRS to sepsis, shock and death.

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Podcast Episode 18: Traumatic Brain Injury

Podcast Episode 18: Traumatic Brain Injury

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“We were assigned to train the Colombian military in Reconnaissance operations. It was the rainy season, so travel was limited to trucks, ATVs, and good ol’ fashioned walking. We were about two days into our training mission/jungle slog, when we happened upon a vehicle at the base of the mountain that had been pushed off the road by a

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Podcast Episode 12: Crush Syndrome From a Prolonged Field Care Perspective

Podcast Episode 12: Crush Syndrome From a Prolonged Field Care Perspective

Crush injuries are difficult to manage in the best of circumstances.  In an austere environment by a practitioner with little to no experience they can be overwhelming.  In deciding which problem to address in depth first, Continue reading “Podcast Episode 12: Crush Syndrome From a Prolonged Field Care Perspective”