Military Providers, TCCC Certification, and the Use of Surgical Cricothyroidotomy

Research Paper Title Prehospital Battlefield Casualty Intervention Decision Cognitive Study. Background Airway compromise is the third most common cause of preventable battlefield death. Surgical cricothyroidotomy (SC) is recommended by Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines when basic airway manoeuvres fail. This is a descriptive analysis of the decision-making process of prehospital emergency providers to perform… Read More

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Does Prehospital Adenosine, Lidocaine, & Magnesium have Inferior Survival compared with Tactical Combat Casualty Care Resuscitation in a Porcine Model of Prolonged Haemorrhagic Shock?

Research Paper Title Prehospital adenosine, lidocaine, and magnesium has inferior survival compared with tactical combat casualty care resuscitation in a porcine model of prolonged haemorrhagic shock. Background Adenosine, lidocaine, and magnesium (ALM) is a cardioplegic agent shown to improve survival by improving cardiac function, tissue perfusion, and coagulopathy in animal models of shock. The researchers… Read More

French Military Operations: What are the Prehospital Challenges?

Research Paper Title Five years of prolonged field care: prehospital challenges during recent French military operations. Background French military operations in the Sahel conducted since 2013 over more than 5 million square kilometers have challenged the French Military Health Service with specific problems in prolonged field care. Methods To describe these challenges, we retrospectively analysed… Read More

Outlining Military Prehospital Emergency Care

Research Paper Title Military Prehospital Emergency Care: defining and professionalising the levels of care provided along the Operational Patient Care Pathway. Abstract The Defence Medical Services aims to provide gold standard care to ill and injured personnel in the deployed environment and its prehospital emergency care (PHEC) systems have been proven to save lives. The… Read More