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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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”

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”

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”

Patellofemoral Syndrome

A Very Common Cause of Knee Pain This is very common, and I believe that Medics can both diagnose and treat it. When Soldiers walk miles for Land Navigation in the dark on uneven terrain, ruck march 9-12 miles, and conduct patrols- they can definitely get some knee pain. This is one common reason whyContinue reading “Patellofemoral Syndrome”

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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