Hospital rotations for medical proficiency training give medics who operate in the field the opportunity to see what “right” looks like. Knowing this and understanding treatment principles can allow a flexible medic to adapt to unique situations in the absence of protocols, guidelines and evidence. If properly coordinated and supported, MPTs can be an invaluable and eye opening experience. When thrown together with a naive or indifferent staff or un motivated medic, it can be a huge waste of time and money for everyone involved. In this episode Dennis and Dr. Mark Shapiro talk about several MPT programs, and strategies to maximize the effectiveness of an MPT.
It has been our experience that high quality prolonged field care training takes time, resources and expertise by dedicated trainers … More
A Special Operations Battalion Surgeon explains how to easily navigate the logistics of setting up a battalion wide blood transfusion program.
Rick Hines has spent the last 20+ years in service to his country much of it deployed to combat zones … More
In this live recording, guest lecturer COL Missy Givens shares the CBRNe knowledge she has learned while working as a clinical … More
From the Back Cover: Colonel Warner “Rocky” Farr has made an important contribution to the body of SOF knowledge with … More
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. Experienced providers will take the sum of their experiences and add the most current and applicable science to make the most informed decision possible.
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.
This Clinical Practice Guideline was written by a fellow 18D with input from around the surgical community. It reconciles the … More