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”

Ortho Hand Exam

Hand injuries are the most common type of injury treated in an emergency department, and make up more than 12% of all trauma cases in the US (Maroukis et al). Having a good understanding of the anatomy and key landmarks is paramount for a medic, or any other medical provider, responsible for providing emergency care.Continue reading “Ortho Hand Exam”

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 – 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- 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 Clinical Topics

Otitis Media Competency validation is now a well described crucial piece of Algorithm Directed Troop Medical Care (ADTMC). Medics must be validated by their medical officer before using ADTMC in daily sick call. The appendix G of the 2019 release of MEDCOM Pam 40-7-21 has both a clinical skills and knowledge requirement for medics priorContinue reading “ADTMC Clinical Topics”

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 2

Medics, senior medics, and providers can use these videos to at least accomplish the “See One” portion of medical skills teaching. This is PART 2 of the Skills Validation which will focus on the Eye. Now, Check Yourself! Take the Quiz Here

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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