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”

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”

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