Stories and experiences can sometimes bring relevancy to a situation you are in or to a point you are trying to make while instructing. These singular stories are called anecdotes and while powerful and personal do not represent similar patient outcomes even in similar situations. They are not science. They do not take into account the vast number of variables that were present in that particular situation. Often these stories can mislead and misinform medical practice by inexperienced medics and practitioners due to that powerful personal experience clouding that person’s own judgment. Continue reading “New JTS/PFC AAR Submission Form”
Training materials were the number 1 most requested item from our SOMSA AAR. We have put out other training recommendations in the past but wanted to also highlight some important skills that will help you identify gaps in your PFC training program, plan future training and measure progress. Continue reading Podcast Episode 28: Critical Skills for Prolonged Field Care Providers
This Clinical Practice Guideline was written by a fellow 18D with input from around the surgical community. It reconciles the differences between wound care done in a role 2 or 3 facility, such as serial debridements, with what is taught in the 18D Special Forces Medical Sergeant Course with regards to delayed primary closure. One way is not “right” while the other wrong, it has more to do with Continue reading “Podcast Episode 26: ICRC Style Wound Care and the NEW Acute Wound Care Management Clinical Practice Guideline”
You have probably treated someone with an infection and likely even with someone with SIRS criteria at some point in your career. At what point does a simple infection become concerning to the point that you should call for a teleconsult?
When does it become emergent or life threatening, demanding intervention and treatment?
Being able to calm and sedate patient in operational or prolonged field care situations may be a valuable skill. Here … Continue reading Podcast Episode 16: Sedation
Tactical Trauma Casualty Care(TCCC) and Prolonged Field Care can be heavy on the medication administration, but during training we can’t really give our real role player patients or even our mannequins a bunch of narcotics and other controlled substances, so it’s often verbalized in training. Not training on the medication they carry downrange, far from providers, can lead to improper Continue reading “How to make labels to practice Medication administration:”