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 – 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 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”

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”

PPE Ideas

Everyone is aware of the PPE problem. What to do about it? What are some strategies? What are others doing? I’ll share some examples. To be honest, I don’t know exactly what is best. The experiences are all over the place. I’ll share a few things with you to help you make your best decision,Continue reading “PPE Ideas”

COVID-19 Reputable Info

Consolidated Reputable and Cited Info on COVID-19 that can help leaders make informed decision based on what we know (As of 18 MARCH 2020) TRY AMAZON PRIME VIDEO FREE FOR 30 DAYS AND SUPPORT NEXTLEVELMEDIC SUMMARY: The SARS-COV2 virus has infected over 200,000 people of whom we are aware. The virus is thought to beContinue reading “COVID-19 Reputable Info”

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”

ACCIDENTAL HYPOTHERMIA

The SMOG is pretty good, except that medics on the ground don’t usually have the ability to perform an EKG.  And being an algorithm, it is not full of details. Still, it’s a good starting point. I also recommend this “COLD CARD” from the Wilderness Medicine Society. It is excellent and practical. Useful for assessmentContinue reading “ACCIDENTAL HYPOTHERMIA”

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