Check out the Spring 2018 Combat & Casualty Care magazine put out by Defense Media. Matthew Kinney our CEO wrote a little article that was three pages with picture. Those pictures where of him doing a Rescue Hoist mission in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, Training Soldiers in TCCC and PFC, and last is one of his critical care patients that had a gunshot wound to the right side of the head who was ventilated in Iraq. Take a read through the magazine and make sure to read the"
"EVOLVING “GOLDEN HOUR” CARE TO MITIGATE THE TREATMENT GAP"
Had a first Friday night that I thought you’d appreciate. Had a male patient that was attacked with a sword to the left shoulder/chest. It was medial enough you couldn’t get a tourniquet on it. EMS had tried to control the bleeding with direct pressure but couldn’t get it stopped. The sword had created a large defect which made it difficult to obtain source control. The surgery resident tried to pack the wound with quik clot but it became obvious he wasn’t sure how to do it as he just laid the dressing in the wound bed. So, in the trauma bay I gave him 25mg of Ketamine for a little cooperation. Then I packed the wound with the quik clot followed by two rolls of Kerlex to completely fill in the defect and get enough pressure to control the hemorrhage. It was difficult because of the sheer size of the injury, not necessarily hidden cavities. At the same time, he got a gram of TXA as we took him to the OR. In the OR it was explored and it turned out he’d severed a branch off the subclavian. Thanks for the training and experience. Brian
Brian was in one of our Basic SWAT Medic Courses
We love to hear feedback from our students and how the training has help them. This is just one of the many we sharing.
TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE: TRANSITIONING BATTLEFIELD LESSONS LEARNED TOO THE AUSTERE ENVIRONMENTS
Please watch and share the touching story of the 173rd Airborne during the Battle of Wanat. Matthew Kinney helped save the lives of these men and wants everyone to hear their story as they tell it. This film is a True Life Documentary, Narrated by the soldiers of Chosen Company 2nd Platoon 173 Airborne
Your gloves play a vital role in your patient assessment. Black gloves greatly reduce that ability to identify blood. This is especially true in low light / no light situations with or without supplemental lighting.
Come see us at #booth 421 at the #TexasStateEMSConference Nov 19-20. We will also be at the #preconference Nov 18-19 conducting our #TCCC course. Those who wish to take their Tactical Responder Exam will be eligible to after our #course for #free if you are not a paramedic. Those that are #paramedic certified will be eligible for the #TacticalParamedic Exam but we have to register and pay for their exam through the #IBSC
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