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”
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.
Continue reading “Podcast Episode 35: Priorities of Burn Care With Dr. Cairns of The UNC Chapel Hill Jaycee Burn Center and the AMIT Program”
Traumatic Brain Injuries coupled with other injuries can be one of the most difficult wound patterns to manage in the field. Learn to manage TBI on its own and when other complications arrive you will be in better condition to handle an even more difficult situation.
Traumatic Brain Injuries coupled with other injuries can be one of the most difficult wound patterns to manage in the field. Learn to manage TBI Continue reading “New CPG! Traumatic Brain Injury Management in PFC”
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:”
ICU Doc, Doug Powell, was on staff for the recent Prolonged Field Care train-the-trainer exercise in June, and he observed Medics running through multiple scenarios, each 24 hours in length.
Continue reading “Lessons Learned from a 2015 PFC Medical Exercise”