A Florida SWAT medic reports on a recent shooting he responded to, the care he provided and lessons learned
TECC is tactical emergency medical care, the Civilian/ Law Enforcement version of TCCC.
The PJ Foundation is working hard to support the needs of Active and Prior PJs who need help for TBI and PTSD and everything in between. Chief discusses how the Foundation came into being, its mission, next steps and how important it is for all PJs, CROs and SERE Specialists to support.
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Lee discusses the Patrick ocean jump mission, extra bundles for med gear, providing care in the X in a raft, transferring to the zodiac and subsequent ship boarding. They were later hoisted out by their 60s. He reviews the prolonged care provided.
Lets think about adding saran wrap back in the kits for maritime missions to waterproof the wounds and dressings, and we will post the burn packout we made at the 103rd on PJ MED.com, we will also send it out in the next newsletter.
One of the keys to success for teams that want to be ready for these missions are well organized alert kits, and having a separate one for burn missions.
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SW reviews the key points from the Pararescue Medical Operations Advisory Board. These include the way forward for HPO, issues of currency vs. readiness vs. proficiency. The importance of specialized Burn training, with opportunities in Washington and NYC. Affecting the med training and culture on the team by integrating POI care, tactical field care and TACEVAC into regular training at the DZ, range and boat party. Finally, SW reviews the rationale and positive pilot effort to use the deployment transition center as a third location decompression site.
This was really a well done brief by your PJ Med Programs manager.
A special thanks to Col Wayne Pritt- the ACC SGP who is retiring and Chaired this MOAB!
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