The new 103rd Flight Doc is a Brooklyn ER Doc.
He shares early lessons learned on COVID.
Dr Romaguera's work focuses on the children of our service members and has provided a lot of support to the 103rd Rescue Squadron over the years.
Doc Romaguera discusses how to communicate with your children about COVID and what to look for while staying at home for prolonged periods.
If you like this and find it helpful please email me if there are other issues you would like her to address.
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Intro to basic info on COVID
Prepping ANG PJs if needed to support
Will try to keep this as a concise repository of useful intel and background for operators and your families
Stay safe- distance-hand wash - use PPE meticulously- solve problems!
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Col S continues her discussion with the future organization of combat trauma systems.
Everybody be safe and use common sense.
Our hearts go out to the family, friends and brothers of the Marine Raiders.
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Col Shackelford is an AF Trauma Surgeon and Director of the Joint Trauma System. She is an important friend of the community.
In this episode she discusses how the DOD looks at and organizes its approach to trauma care and improving it. This is mission critical intel for PJs and SOF medics and why its so important to document care.
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Doc Dubose is an experienced AF Trauma Surgeon with decades of GWOT experience.
Col D discusses the trauma surgeon's perspective on incoming chest trauma, and things for PJs and Medics to think about.
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Easily one of our best vent podcasts. Good sound! We are in the process of fixing the sound (of course by a NY PJ- not me).
This talk covers the basics but also blast lung, TBI and trouble shooting from an experienced respiratory tech with deployments under his belt. He is currently at Baltimore Shock Trauma where we have a great rotation going. Your Flight Doc knows how to get you set up.
Notes from Sgt Noll-
Vent Bullet Points
Initial calculation for TV is 6ml/kg
increasing RR or TV lowers C02
decreasing RR or TV increases C02
increasing fio2 increases pao2 and sat
increasing peep will increase pa02 sat o2 sat
initial peep setting on vent is usually 5, can increase 1-2 at a time to 12 maximum
Primary indications for resedation of intubated Pt:
Increased HR, Increased BP,
Is Pt diaphoretic? Bucking?
Consider using “Boom stick” Take a 10cc syringe if Flight Doc approved:
Draw up 3cc Ketamine (150 mg) Draw up 5cc Fentanyl (250 mcg) Draw up 2cc Midazolam (10 mg)
Recommend a 1cc push PRN every 10-15 mns
Re-paralyzing the intubated patient:
sTBI Patient – consider re-paralyzing w 100mg ROC if:
continuous bucking and not responding to sedation and is hypertensive.
Management of intubated patients (pulmonary contusion, blast lung, sTBI,)
S/S: hypoxia, build up of fluid (blood) in lungs, high PIP ie: above 30 or 35 (if no DOPE issues) -Can be bi-lateral but more often unilateral from blunt force trauma
-If contusion is unilateral (only one side is affected) consider placing in recovery position with the “good” lung down (more blood will go to the lung)
-consider lowering TV and increasing RR in order to maintain proper minute ventilation Blast Lung
-hypoxia, dyspnea, cyanosis, increased Etco2
-high PIP over time as lung compliance decreases
-reverberations for the blast can damage AC (alveolar capillary) membrane
-damaged alveoli become damaged and cannot get rid of C02 properly
- increase fio2
-consider lowering TV and increasing RR (note: this is only temporary as Pt will clinically deteriorate as compliance will be poor)
S/S per PJmed handbook
Tx: per PJmed handbook
Vent: maintain target 35-40 etco2
COMPARING THE IMPACT 731 AND SAVe II
Pros: manipulation of I:E times, advanced synchronization settings, can detect patient effort and be triggered by Pt, can maintain 100% fio2 w supplemental O2, can be used down to a 5 kg Pt
Cons: weight and cube size, complicated to use if not current, must manually calculated weight/size of patient
Pros: Small, light, automatically populates initial settings after pushing Pt height, simple to use Cons: Does not detect patient effort resulting in patient-ventilator “desynchrony”
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an SF Doc and Duke neurointensivist talks more about sTBI
Tell family and friends to support and go see the new feature film
"The Last Full Measure" to help the box office opening.
Evolving info on sTBI.
Support Ret PJ Mike Malloy raising money for the PJ Foundation in the Mint Race by going to mightycause.com and searching for rescue warriors/PJF
We explore the role of osmotic therapy, in our protocols that is 3% saline.
We will reexmaine the role in the next few months and explore more we can do to do a better job at the POI and in PFC
Dr Rajajee is a Neuro Critical Care Specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We begin our deep dive into TBI with some physiology and will begin to look at some possible modifications we need to consider for point of injury and PFC settings.
Preston Cline, the founder of the Mission Critical Teams Institute talks about the challenges selecting instructor cadre and training SOF forces.
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Steve discusses philosophy and ideas on training for mountain mobility.
for training at uphill athlete.com
for mountain mobility with Vince Anderson at skyward mountaineering.com
Please remember the Pararescue Foundation in your end of year giving. Its a great way to give gifts to people - make a contribution in their honor.
Steve House and partner Vince Anderson summitted the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat and were awarded the Piolet d'Or- in 2005.
Steve and Vince at Skyward Mountaineering train SOF.
Steve has also codified and incorporated modern PT to optimize performance in the mountains.
This is a great discussion with a world class athlete to enjoy and learn from. He talks about the mountains and how his training program evolved.
Find Steve at uphillathlete.com
Find Steve and Vince at skyward mountaineering
Read his books- Training for the New Alpinism and Training for the Uphill Athlete
I did 2 talks at MOAB.
I reviewed how PJ PFC training has evolved and a philosophy for training, as well as validation and experience; expansion for all Teams to do O Low Titer testing, experience with Telemedicine Consultation (telecon), and important clinical training opportunities.
Please ask friends and family support the Pararescue Foundation this holiday season. Its a great gift idea for them to make a contribution in your honor, or you for them!
The Pararescue Medical Operations Advisory Board met last week.
We discussed missions, meds, gear and HPO.
Please remember the Pararescue Foundation in your holiday giving and suggest it to your family and friends.
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There are still few slots left for PJ paramedic recertification FEB 2020 in NY. Intel can be found on PJMED.com
NY PJ VP who is a PA went to a wilderness med meeting and shares his take home points.