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- 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- 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 Skills Validation Part 4

This post is about a lot of blood and a lot of pus. Be prepared. But, these are skills that Medics can do with a little supervision. These are skills we expect them to be able to do. Check Yourself! 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”

Proning in ARDS

Preparing Medics to Care for COVID19 Patients One of the topics you may have heard talked about a lot in this fight against COVID-19 is the idea of “Proning.” Watch this video to see how you may be able to assist with proning a patient in the ICU to assist with ARDS. WANT INFO ONContinue reading “Proning in ARDS”

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”

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