Version 5 of the TCCC Handbook. For those who don't know say hello to MARCH/PAWS and Prolonged Field Care. Let everyone know where to get the handbook.
Best job I ever had! Dynamic hoist in the Korengal Valley for a MEDEVAC. Remember Everything above in V5 of the TCCC Handbook has come from lessons learned in combat. Some good and some bad things were done by all in order for us to make the turn around the corner with these improvements. Keep leaning forward in the foxhole and striving for perfection. However, remember when you train, push hard and train till failure. Never stop when you have gotten it right because you are not pushing hard enough and nothing goes as planned when it hits the fan. Remember to learn from the mistakes, regroup and do it again.
William H. McRaven, Chancellor of The University of Texas System and former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command
William H. McRaven, Chancellor of The University of Texas System and former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command as the TexMed 2017 keynote speaker. McRaven’s address titled “Physicians in the Age of Terrorism – Stories of the Battlefield” reflects on policies resulting from terrorist events and the ramifications of a weak national security system. What is and why TCCC was and is. The history from the conception of TCCC to now.
The Prolonged Field Care(PFC) Working Group has been working hand in hand with the US Army Institute Of Surgical Research(USAISR) and the Joint Trauma System (JTS) writing and editing new guidelines for medics and providers who may have to take care of casualties for longer than normal planning guidelines in resource constrained environments. This could be a few hours or many days.
Before moving in to Prolonged Field Care you should first master the basics and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Below are the tools and downloads from prolongedfieldcare.org for those of you who have the need to or are working in that environment.
PFC Casualty Card v19
Medical Planning Tool
10 Essential Capabilities Grid
PFC Priorities RAVINE Mnemonic
12 Pharm Principles for SOF Medics Handout
MSMAID Acronym with Minimum, Better, Best Packing List
SORT Prolonged Field Care Nursing Checklist
44 Patient Mass Casualty Triage Tracker
Create a Care Plan Slide Show
Awake Cricothyroidotomy Checklist
Post Cric Checklist
Zoll/Impact 731 ventilator Cheat Sheet
Old Eagle Impact 752 Ventilator Cheat Sheet (Rule of 5s)
Scott Weingart’s Dominating the Ventilator Handout
Everything You Need to Know About Foley Catheters
Open Globe Eye Injury Guidelines
PFC Specific Hospital MPT Rotation AAR and Recommendations
TBI MACE Exam Card
Emergency Whole Blood Protocol
Skills Non-medical Team Members Should Know For PFC
Preparing for Operations in a Resource-Depleted and/or Extended Evacuation Environment -Gabe Corey
Click to Download PFC Scenario Used at SOMSA 2014
One way to run a Prolonged Field Care Scenario with references included
Malaria Treatment Protocol ver 1 4
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