One of our initial ideas when trying to get information out to medics was to create a podcast series that medics can download to smartphones or mp3 players and listen to during their drive to work, while traveling or even while deployed.  The more options we give medics to get their hands on this information, the more likely they will be to download and listen, watch or read it. Our podcasts are hosted by libsyn and the SOMA website with a link and blurb or abstract posted on this site for ease of notification and a home to host discussion and questions.   You can subscribe through iTunes or your favorite app and have each new episode downloaded wirelessly and automatically as we publish them.  Many thanks go out to Justin and Doc Keenan who helped us get this going as well as Scott Weingart of EMCrit and Bob Mabry and the SOMA Board Members and many others who have contributed.

Episode 41: The Death of the Golden Hour by: Rocky Farr

Episode 40: Team Dynamics

Episode 39: ETCO2 Application and Limitations

Episode 38: Far Forward Surgical Support

Episode 37: PFC From the NGO Perspective

Episode 36: The Logistics of Starting a Fresh Whole Blood Program: From ROLO to SOLO

Episode 35: Priorities of Burn Care with Dr. Cairns of the UNC Chapel Hill Burn Center


Episode 34: Telemedicine to Reduce Risks in Austere Environments

Episode 33: TIVA; Another Look at Pre-Hospital Analgesia and Sedation

Episode 32: Doug Explains the JTS Clinical Practice Guideline on Burn Care

Episode 31: CBRN for Dummies

Episode 30: REBOA with Joe DuBose

Episode 29: Dr. Cap on Fresh Whole Blood and Resuscitation for PFC

Episode 28: Critical Skills for Prolonged Field Care Providers

Episode 27: Winning in a Complex World

Episode 26: ICRC Style Wound Care and the NEW Clinical Practice Guideline

Podcast Episode 25: Lethal Triad Trauma Class

Episode 24: Sepsis Round Table Discussion

Episode 23: Clinical Practice Guidelines for the SOF Medic

Episode 22: On Blood, Geir Strandenes at SOMSA2017

Episode 21: Optimizing Ventilation in Trauma Patients

Episode 20: TBI Round Table and Case Discussion

Episode 19: Infection, SIRS and Sepsis

Episode 18: Traumatic Brain Injury

Episode 17: Expectant Patients and Palliative Care

Episode 16: Sedation

Episode 15: Analgesia Case Discussion Follow Up and a Wrod on Emerging PTSD Research

Episode 14: Round Table Crush Discussion

Episode 13: Ketamine and Pharmacology Station from SOMSA 2016 Pre-Conference

Episode 12: Crush Syndrome From a Prolonged Field Care Perspective

Episode 11: Beyond the Golden Hour: Austere Critical Care in Future Operating Environments

Episode 10: Scott Weingart Podcast on Ketamine for Prolonged Field Care Part 2

Episode 9: Scott Weingart Podcast on Ketamine for Prolonged Field Care Part 1

Episode 8: Teleconsulting, The Basics 

Episode 7: Part 4 of the Pharm Series… Ketamine for PFC

Episode 6: Part 3 of the Pharm Series… Opiate Analgesic Pain Control

Episode 5: Part 2 of the Pharm Series… The MSMAID Acronym from Anesthesia Adapted To PFC

Episode 4: The 12 Principals of Pharmacology and an Intro to the Pharm Series

Podcast Episode 3: Nutrition in Prolonged Field Care

Podcast Episode 2: UOP-The Best Field Monitor for PFC… and a Word on Hypotensive resuscitation

Episode 1: What’s this PFC stuff anyway and why should I care?


  1. Tube thoracostomy management
    Critical care nutrition (NG tube bolus feeds, etc.)
    ? Ultrasound techniques ( other than FAST)- i.e. ICP approximation, fracture identification, RUSH exam…

  2. Just listened to the podcast that Justin and Dr. Burns put out. Great stuff. We do the same thing in my shop on the trauma service. I would also like to add that the 125cc/hr rate comes from the protein sparing effect of D5 IVF has on the body whereby providing 3 liters of D5 you have supplemented 150 grams of dextrose to supply the body with substrate over 24 hours. In regards to the NG tube feeds, I like to think about the body’s physiology from the “caveman” point of view. If he were to be attacked by the saber tooth and survive the insult, he will hunker down in his cave and let his body do the rest. His body will utilize its own stores for a period of time due to evolutionary adaptations. Additionally, return of gut function in terms of days is usually- Small bowel 0-1 day, Stomach 1-2 days, Large intestines 2-3 or more days. Some have suggested 0,3-5,5-7 days as the numbers if they have had surgery on the bowel…Just some thoughts. Keep up the great work.

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