ADTMC- Upper Respiratory Infections

When conducting sick call using Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care (ADTMC), it is important to have an understanding of upper respiratory infections (URIs). These are very common complaints for day-to-day sick call. Additionally, URI knowledge is an essential task in the ADTMC competency checklist. This lesson will be more lengthy due to the complicated natureContinue reading “ADTMC- Upper Respiratory Infections”

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ADTMC Clinical Topics

Otitis Media Competency validation is now a well described crucial piece of Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care (ADTMC). Medics must be validated by their medical officer before using ADTMC in daily sick call. The appendix G of the 2019 release of MEDCOM Pam 40-7-21 has both a clinical skills and knowledge requirement for medics priorContinue reading “ADTMC Clinical Topics”

ADTMC Skills Part 5

This post is shorter and focuses on suturing and skin closures. Watch a few of the videos and then take the short quiz to check yourself to ensure you understood key concepts. Check your Learning! Take the Quiz Here Latest Posts

ADTMC Skills Validation Part 1

Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care (ADTMC) has been updated as of 2019, and there’s a lot of improvements. The ADTMC has been the longstanding manual for allowing 68W medics to run sick call under the “supervision” of a provider for a long time. However, the line units have been the only ones still doing this…andContinue reading “ADTMC Skills Validation Part 1”

Proning in ARDS

Preparing Medics to Care for COVID19 Patients One of the topics you may have heard talked about a lot in this fight against COVID-19 is the idea of “Proning.” Watch this video to see how you may be able to assist with proning a patient in the ICU to assist with ARDS. WANT INFO ONContinue reading “Proning in ARDS”

Shoulder Dislocations

Ever wonder how to reduce a shoulder? Maybe you’re down range and you need to do a shoulder reduction without being able to evacuate the patient- this is for you. Come back to this page and review the video if you’re about to try it downrange. Don’t do this in urban America where Emergency RoomsContinue reading “Shoulder Dislocations”

Achilles Tendonitis

A common injury in Ranger School, or in a Pre-Ranger course, is Achilles Tendonitis. It is an overuse injury. Achilles Tendonitis is minor annoying pain of the achilles tendon and can often be treated with some stretches and exercises. This post will elaborate on that topic. In the acute phase as it starts hurting, theContinue reading “Achilles Tendonitis”

Ankle Rehab

If you find yourself with an ankle sprain and it is situationally difficult to get to a physical therapist, try these ankle rehab exercises for the first few days. I was fortunate to receive these cheat sheets from my physical therapy friends. I now give these sheets out to Soldiers when they get hurt overContinue reading “Ankle Rehab”

Patellofemoral Syndrome

A Very Common Cause of Knee Pain This is very common, and I believe that Medics can both diagnose and treat it. When Soldiers walk miles for Land Navigation in the dark on uneven terrain, ruck march 9-12 miles, and conduct patrols- they can definitely get some knee pain. This is one common reason whyContinue reading “Patellofemoral Syndrome”

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

This post is all about foot and ankle injuries. What is an Emergency? What needs to be evacuated now? What can you take care of yourself? How can you prevent further harm? What steps can be taken for open fractures to improve outcomes? Until I find a better way to present material, its gonna haveContinue reading “Common Foot and Ankle Injuries”

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