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”

Day 1 Boot Camp

Homework Prior to Day 1: Taking a good history: EMS based website that gives general understanding of obtaining a good history TCCC Videos (review where weak): Deployed Medicine Site with TCCC Skills videos Starting IVs: Video 1: Video 2: Video 3: Five Things Medics Wish Every Soldier Knew 5 minute video – useful for reviewContinue reading “Day 1 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”

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 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”

Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care

Teaching and Preparing Medics and Corpsmen for the COVID-19 Response The New Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care (ADTMC) algorithm was just released late last year. Lots of great improvements, and long overdue! ¬†Below, I have posted the new “provider levels” and triage categories. ¬†This is the new standard. Familiarize yourself with it. We will referContinue reading “Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care”

Breath Sounds

Preparing US Army Medics and Naval Corpsmen for the COVID-19 Response Medics should familiarize themselves with basic physical exam requirements. Short post today, but check out the breath sounds of a COVID-19 patient. Be familiar with normal breath sounds so that you’ll know when you hear the abnormal. Be familiar with an abnormal respiratory rateContinue reading “Breath Sounds”

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