Whether working on a casualty with a small team of medics or as a single medic with the help of other non-medic team members as helpers, someone has to be in charge of the situation in order to maintain a global view of priorities. Continue reading Podcast Episode 40: Medic Team Dynamics with Dennis and Doug
Upgrading your airway kit with a portable end tidal CO2 monitor can help in a couple situations. While it has its limitations, it is essential for
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…
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
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.
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