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Journal of Special Operations Medicine

The Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM) was initiated in 2000 under the United States Special Operations Command Surgeon's Office. Due to the 2011 DoD budget cuts, USSOCOM divested ownership of the JSOM so that it could continue to be published privately. The JSOM remains the only academic peer-reviewed journal devoted to Special Operations medicine and is indexed in the US National Library of Medicine's PubMed.

Our focus is on unconventional and operational medicine, to include tactical casualty care, practiced in the remote and austere environment. Our subscribers are from the Special Operations Forces (SOF), law enforcement civilian and government agencies with tactical emergency medical support (TEMS), and anyone interested in emergency or wilderness medicine. It is an official forum for professional discourse on global Special Operations medicine that transcends the boundary between military and civilian medicine by bringing forth practical and sensible ideas and techniques to the provider currently operating in a tactical or law enforcement environment.

In addition to the feature articles and ongoing specialty series, the JSOM was chosen by the Committee for Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) to publish quarterly the TCCC Guideline Updates. The JSOM is the Official Journal of the Special Operations Medical Association. For more information or to subscribe to the JSOM, go to www.JSOMonline.org. Articles and back editions of the journal can be purchased at our Online Store.

Military units, hospitals, universities, and other volume purchasers may utilize our online ordering form. Orders of 5 or more handbooks (in any combination) are eligible for a 5% discount. Complete our request form at https://www.jsomonline.org/HandbookRequest.php and we will write a quote for you and have it to you by the end of the next business day.

Advanced Tactical Paramedic Protocols Handbook (ATP-P) 11th ed

The Advanced Tactical Paramedic Protocols (ATP-P) Handbook 11th edition recognizes the advanced skills and knowledge of the SOF Medic. This handbook includes recommendations for advanced interventions such as fresh whole blood collection and administration in the field, head injury management, fasciotomy, escharotomy, and sedation. It is a quick reference in a lifesaving situation. It includes the US Special Operations Command-generated Tactical Medical Emergency Protocols, Tactical Trauma Protocols, Recommended Drug List, Tactical Canine TCCC, Burn, Nerve, & Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE) Charts.

Pararescue Medical Operations Handbook 8th ed

The Pararescue Medical Operations (PJ MED OPS) Handbook 8th edition forms the basis of medical practice during both Rescue Operations and training mishaps for USAF Pararescuemen (PJs). This revised handbook includes an outline of the Principles of PJ medicine and the patient assessment checklist. This approach to patients is slightly modified from traditional primary and secondary surveys to reflect a more efficient and comprehensive approach to combat trauma based on PJ experience and data from Overseas Contingency Operations. This handbook includes portions of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines and the ATP Tactical Medical Emergency Protocols (TMEPS) pertinent to Pararescue. The goal remains to have all PJs work to a single standard. The section on prolonged care has expanded based on PJ experiences


Ranger Medic Handbook (RMH) 2022 Updates

The Ranger Medic Handbook (RMH) 2022 Updates is the medical instruction handbook provided to Ranger Medics by the 75th Ranger Regiment. It is the premier resource for all Ranger Medics. It is now available exclusively for purchase from Breakaway Media and by digital subscription on the Journal of Special Operations Medicine website. Breakaway Media exclusively offers this handbook on waterproof/tearproof paper. The 2022 Updates is the official and current edition of the Ranger Medic Handbook.


Advanced Ranger First Responder (ARFR) Handbook 2021 Updates

The 75th Ranger Regiment entrusts the Advanced Ranger First Responders with an advanced skillset of procedures, medications, and training. They are trained on specific first responder medical skills to provide a higher level of trauma response during Ranger operations. The Regiment expects the ARFR to provide limited scope trauma and emergency care in a tactical or austere setting; they may work independently or in support of a medical provider. They are proficient at advanced medical procedures and basic medication administration. The skills in this handbook enhance the basics of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)


Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) Protocols Handbook Ed 2.3

The Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) Handbook is the revised protocols used by all IDMTs deployed, assigned, or attached to Squadron Medical Elements (SMEs), Geographically Separated Units (GSUs), or when performing IDMT duties. These medical and dental protocols represent the continuous evolution and update of tools and resources for Air Force Medical Service professionals. This edition was published in 2021.


Standard Medical Operations Guide (SMOG) CY 2020

TThe US Army Medical Department developed the Standard Medical Operating Guidelines (SMOG) Handbook through a collaboration of Emergency Medicine professionals, experienced Flight Medics, Aeromedical Physician Assistants, Critical Care Nurses, and Flight Surgeons. The Joint Trauma System, Committee of en Route Combat Casualty Care, and the Committee of Tactical Combat Casualty Care shared a goal of ensuring excellent en route care that is standard across all evacuation and emergency medical pre-hospital units. This manual is the result of that effort and serves as a reference for physicians providing medical direction and clinical oversight to Critical Care Flight Paramedics.


About Breakaway Media

Breakaway Media, LLC (BAM) is based in Oldsmar, Florida. It was established in 2011 to fulfill the need to continue to produce and publish the quarterly Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM). BAM is owned by Michelle DuGuay Landers, Lt Col USAFR NC (Ret), the editor for the JSOM since its inception in 2000, when it was published under the auspices of the United States Special Operations Command. When the Department of Defense cut its budget in 2011, the JSOM, then in its 11th year of publication, was one of the casualties. Michelle established BAM as the new home for its feature publication, the JSOM, and the various medical protocol handbooks.

Since 2011, BAM has dramatically evolved, significantly enhancing marketing and sales efforts and meeting the increasingly complex text and clinical reference needs in the market. We are also working ahead of the technological curve by making the journals available as a digital flipbook that can be accessed and viewed on tablets and smartphones, as well as computers.

The publisher works with each client to ensure that the right team is chosen to meet each client's unique needs. Our editorial staff have worked with the major publishers, including Elsevier and Wiley, on projects in the fields of emergency medicine, nursing, orthopedic medicine, surgery, genetics, psychiatry, and all other aspects of healthcare. In addition, our copyeditors are proficient in the areas of philosophy, information technology including Big Data, advertising, and many other areas of the arts or social sciences. Our staff can provide expert copyediting, fact checking, and copy writing, depending on the needs of each client. Our production/graphics and design experts can create and design new products, from brochures to pamphlets or handbooks and periodicals to diverse visual information. With our proven proficiency in publishing programs and Photoshop, we will create your publication and/or supporting marketing and advertising materials. In addition, BAM maintains quality control of the prepress and postpress processes to ensure the final product results are in the most professional media possible.