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 – 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”

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