Day 3 of 68W Boot Camp

The last day of the 68W Boot Camp. Senior medics and/or providers may use this as a template to conduct internal training. Feel free to use these products and adapt, as necessary, to your unit’s specific needs. 0900: Environmental Injuries Heat Forum Slides from MCOE (edited for length) 4th RTB Heat Training Video Mild vs.Continue reading “Day 3 of 68W Boot Camp”

Day 2 of 68W Boot Camp

0900: MSK Injuries- Ankles/Knees Ankle and Foot Presentation Dr. Anne Resty, DPT Lower Extremity Video 10:00 MSK Injuries- Back Pain (In progress) 10:30 MSK Injuries Practical Demonstrate physical exam skills using each other as patients 11:00 Initiate IVs in the Dark NCO led skill test 12:00 Lunch 13:30 IM Injection Videos should have been watchedContinue reading “Day 2 of 68W Boot Camp”

5 Things Medics Wish Every Soldier Knew

This post is all about a video. I created this video to be shown to the Soldiers in my unit when they are waiting in line – something we do a lot in the Army. This is true hip pocket training! Just about every Soldier has a Smart phone. So, why not send training contentContinue reading “5 Things Medics Wish Every Soldier Knew”

Abdominal Pain – ADTMC

Abdominal pain is a very common complaint that ranges in severity from benign and fleeting to issues which are severe and surgical. “Abdominal pain is the great masquerader,” as I was told in PA school. The complaint comes with a wide range of symptoms and is often vague. As medics, corpsmen, or credentialed providers….we mustContinue reading “Abdominal Pain – ADTMC”

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- MUSCULOSKELETAL

Follow Next Level Medic Facebook Page This is a broad topic, but a very common complaint from Soldiers – orthopedic complaints. The 68W Combat Medic should have a basic understanding of how to recognize and diagnose, as well as treat injuries. The medic can further expand skillsets to be able to handle smaller things atContinue reading “ADTMC- MUSCULOSKELETAL”

ADTMC- Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions can be complex and range on a scale of severity. The 68W Medic must know how to sort out life threatening emergencies from less severe reactions. The ADTMC protocol can help with this. A screenshot of the ADTMC protocol is at the bottom of the post. The goals of this post will beContinue reading “ADTMC- Allergic Reactions”

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- 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”

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”

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