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.
Upgrading your airway kit with a portable end tidal CO2 monitor can help in a couple situations. While it has … More
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.
A Special Operations Battalion Surgeon explains how to easily navigate the logistics of setting up a battalion wide blood transfusion program.
Which burn fluid resuscitation formula is best? Does it really matter? What can happen if you over resuscitate? Under? What … More
In this live recording, guest lecturer COL Missy Givens shares the CBRNe knowledge she has learned while working as a clinical … More
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 podcast is a follow up from our last post on managing traumatic brain injuries in austere environments. We included a scenario … More
Being able to calm and sedate patient in operational or prolonged field care situations may be a valuable skill. Here … More
Scott Weingart, of EMCrit fame, was gracious enough to do a two-part, flipped classroom presentation on the use of ketamine … More