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.
“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
A small team surrounded in a compound, active firefight, helicopter attempting MEDEVAC inside the walls but blades strike the building, TCCC, Prolonged Field Care, blood transfusions, 6 attempts at converting a tourniquet over 17 hours…
Effectively taking away pain can be one of the most important things you can do as a medic. It will enable you to Continue reading “Podcast Episode 13: Ketamine and Pharmacology SOMSA 2016 Pre Conference Lab Talk”
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”
The following video podcast was recorded live at the JSOMTC during the July 21 2016 weekly Joint Trauma System Teleconference. Dr. Doug Powell talks about providing critical care in austere environments. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 11: Beyond the Golden Hour: Austere Critical Care in Future Operating Environments”