Alex Potter and Global Response Management positioned themselves far forward on the front lines of the battles for Mosul when times were tough and the International military and humanitarian response to the ISIS was in its infancy.
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”
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”
Which burn fluid resuscitation formula is best? Does it really matter?
What can happen if you over resuscitate? Under?
What can cause an increase or decrease in the demand of fluids?
What can you do if you are running out of Lactated Ringers?
As a Lt. Cmmdr. with the U.S. Navy, Dr. Cairns was on duty and a principle responder to the KAL flight that crashed in 1997 in Guam. Dr. Cairns was instrumental in developing the level of preparedness at the Naval Hospital there which received and managed dozens of critical patients in the morning following the crash of the 747.
Telemedical consult is one of the most important core capabilities in a prolonged field care situation.
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
Rick Hines has spent the last 20+ years in service to his country much of it deployed to combat zones and other unstable, austere environments and is dedicated to improving SOF Medicine. He made it a point to spend a fair amount of time with surgical teams when possible and has gained quite a bit of real world knowledge that we hope to pass on to a wider audience here. Continue reading “Podcast Episode 33: TIVA: Another Look at Pre-Hospital Analgesia and Sedation”
When do you give a burn patient antibiotics? Which ones?
How do you calculate TBSA and the rule of 10s?
What do you use to guide fluid resuscitation? What fluid?
When is an escharotomy in the field appropriate?
Burns present another wound pattern that can be extremely difficult and time consuming for any level of provider to manage. So much so that there are dedicated burn teams that will often fly to where burn patients are being held in order to get them back to the burn center in San Antonio with the best chance of survival. We have taken the expert guidance of these critical care providers and packaged everything they Continue reading “Podcast 32: Doug Explains the JTS Burn Care Clinical Practice Guideline For Medics”