Ortho Hand Exam

Hand injuries are the most common type of injury treated in an emergency department, and make up more than 12% of all trauma cases in the US (Maroukis et al). Having a good understanding of the anatomy and key landmarks is paramount for a medic, or any other medical provider, responsible for providing emergency care.Continue reading “Ortho Hand Exam”

ADTMC – Dermatology

Dermatology concepts are difficult for everyone. It takes a lot of exposure and experience to be able to differentiate. However, this post will attempt to provide a place to return when review is necessary. This lesson will likely take at least 60 minutes to complete, but it may be split up and accomplished over timeContinue reading “ADTMC – Dermatology”

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 Validation Part 3

Medics, senior medics, and providers can use these videos to at least accomplish the “See One” portion of medical skills teaching. This is the Part 3 of the ADTMC validation series. Check Yourself on What You’ve Learned by Taking the Quiz Here

ADTMC Skills Validation Part 2

Medics, senior medics, and providers can use these videos to at least accomplish the “See One” portion of medical skills teaching. This is PART 2 of the Skills Validation which will focus on the Eye. Now, Check Yourself! Take the Quiz Here

COVID-19 for Medics

What do you need to know if you are asked to help the Nation care for these patients? I can envision a scenario in which US Army Medics, Flight Medics and PJs, Air Force Medical Technicians, and Hospital Corpsmen from all components are placed into field hospitals to help the Nation care for critical patients.Continue reading “COVID-19 for Medics”

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”

Lower Extremity Evaluation

This post will include a PowerPoint lecture on “Lower Extremity Evaluation” taught by Dr. Anne Resty, DPT. She is a Physical Therapist that I have worked with and I highly respect. I greatly appreciate her assistance here. I recommend you also the watch videos further down on how to perform these special tests that sheContinue reading “Lower Extremity Evaluation”

Heat Injuries

We have to agree on the definition before we can discuss treatment. Many different definitions and opinions exist out there. Fort Benning has taken the lead on research and committees to help shape these opinions. It happens all the time. You go to the field and a dude passes out. No one knows what toContinue reading “Heat Injuries”

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