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”

Minor Nagging Knee Issues

The purpose of this post is to give stretches and other rehab exercises to address minor or chronic knee injury issues that did not result from trauma. My primary audience would be those who are deployed to austere environments whom are looking for ways to rehab their guys while awaiting a good time to seeContinue reading “Minor Nagging Knee Issues”

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”

Forearm Injuries

When thinking about open wounds to the forearm or even open fractures, do you use Kerlix? Do you understand the risks of wrapping it circumferentially? Watch this video to learn more! Not everything about this video is perfect, but the point is to not create more problems by creating a compartment syndrome. The secondary pointContinue reading “Forearm Injuries”

New! Table 8 Training Aids

If you’re an Army Medic, then you are familiar with the TC 8-800 – the training guide for 68W Sustainment. It underwent an update a few years ago, and I’m a fan. The TC became more TCCC oriented, and it added some basic exam skills. It also did away with the CPR portion in TableContinue reading “New! Table 8 Training Aids”

How to Properly Screen a Ranger Physical

This post will momentarily take a different direction. It doesn’t have anything to do with improving your medical skills. But, it has everything to do with ensuring your Soldiers successfully get through medical in-processing and into Ranger School. That will make them happy, it will make your boss happy, and it will help you earnContinue reading “How to Properly Screen a Ranger Physical”

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”

WRITING SOAP NOTES

A NECESSARY EVIL TO LEARN It’s boring stuff. I know. But it is important. It is important to know how to properly document issues for your guys. It’s important to know how to write a medical note properly on a SF600 in order to help your team. This video is a quick 6 minute powerpointContinue reading “WRITING SOAP NOTES”

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