Empiric vs deliberate TQ
TQ conversion vs. replacement
Conversion of TQ to pressure dressing and pressure dressing to non-pressure dressing
TQ risks- amputation, compartment syndrome, neurologic or muscle injury, renal failure
There are 2 main phases of mortality on the combat casualty survival curve. As PJs , Medics and Corpsmen, you do not see the second phase in the ICU days to weeks later. What you do in the field impacts the second phase of mortality as well as morbidity (quality of life & functioning) .
Charles discusses what happens in the ICU relative to what you do as well as implications for prolonged casualty care (PCC) in severely injured casualties.