Medical Support to Resistance: Special Warfare Article

This article first appeared in the Jul-Sep 2019 Special Warfare Magazine which can be found open-source at soc.mil. SURVIVABILITY MEDICAL SUPPORT TO RESISTANCE BY SERGEANT FIRST CLASS JAKE HICKMAN, U.S. ARMY; COLONEL JAY BAKER, U.S. ARMY; AND LIEUTENANT COLONEL ELIZABETH ERICKSON, U.S. AIR FORCE Hope is a primary driver of resistance movements, and the best … Continue reading Medical Support to Resistance: Special Warfare Article

A Practical Approach to Care after SMARCH-E-PAWS-B: RAVINES

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 … Continue reading A Practical Approach to Care after SMARCH-E-PAWS-B: RAVINES

Podcast Episode 69: Hot Weather Injury

Hot weather injuries are an issue medics have to account for even when not deployed. ´┐╝Proper planning, recognition and treatment can greatly reduce frequency and severity of these patients and their outcomes. Before you listen to podcasts, let's go over some talking points as a little pop quiz or a refresher to stay humble and … Continue reading Podcast Episode 69: Hot Weather Injury

Podcast Episode 57: Snake Envenomation in Austere Environments

Dangerous snakes can be found both while training at home and far away while deployed. It may be a rare occurrence, but a catastrophic event when it does happen. Some austere providers may be aware of outdated treatments, and don't know where to start when it comes to identification and management of a snake bite. … Continue reading Podcast Episode 57: Snake Envenomation in Austere Environments

INCIDENT REPORT and Example of Remedial Plan of Action

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/world/africa/soldier-death-somalia.html Why does it take the NY Times to identify and disseminate our medical lessons learned?! How was this not immediately circulated to all medics internally the way parachute failure incidents and military vehicle accidents are?! Why is there not an immediate safety stand down and retraining required?! Don't let Dunning-Kruger fool you. Any one … Continue reading INCIDENT REPORT and Example of Remedial Plan of Action