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Pararescue Medical Operations (PJ MED) Handbook 8th ed (978-1-7332239-4-2)
The Pararescue Medical Operations Handbook forms the basis of medical practice during 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) pertaining to Pararescue. These protocols have are to suit the PJ mission. The goal remains to have all PJs work to a single standard. The section on prolonged care has been modified and expanded based on PJ experiences.

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This version of the PJ Handbook is printed on waterproof, tearproof paper and is spiral bound with a 1/2" ring.
$65.00
Standard Medical Operations Guide CY 2022 (978-1-7366242-2-7)

This current set of medical guidelines were developed through a collaboration of Emergency Medicine professionals, experienced Flight Medics, Aeromedical Physician Assistants, Critical Care Nurses, and Flight Surgeons. There has been close coordination in the development of these guidelines by the Joint Trauma System, Committee of En Route Combat Casualty Care and the Committee of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The shared goal is to ensure excellent en route care that is standard across all evacuation and emergency medical pre-hospital units. All these enhancements and improvements will advance en route care across the services and the Department of Defense. This handbook was published in April 2022

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$55.00
ATP-P Handbook 11th Edition - Waterproof paper (978-1-7366242-7-2 )

The Advanced Tactical Protocols-Paramedic (ATP-P) Handbook is an essential reference tool for tactical and combat medics, SWAT team members, and medical professionals operating in austere environments.

This handbook is printed on waterproof/tearproof paper. Please note: Do not expose this product to chemicals such as cleaning supplies, lotions, etc., as your book will be damaged.

This handbook contains the 2016-2019 TMEPS TTPs, as well as the current TCCC, PCC, and cTCCC guidelines. We updated the ToC to make it more comprehensive and user friendly

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$78.00
ATP-P Handbook 11th Edition - Standard Paper (978-1-7366242-7-2 )

The Advanced Tactical Protocols-Paramedic (ATP-P) Handbook is an essential reference tool for tactical and combat medics, SWAT team members, and medical professionals operating in austere environments.

This handbook is printed on standard paper and is NOT waterproof or tearproof.

This handbook contains the 2016-2019 TMEPS TTPs, as well as the current TCCC, PCC, and cTCCC guidelines. We updated the ToC to make it more comprehensive and user friendly

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This handbook is printed on the same standard paper as the ATP-10th edition. We also offer this handbook in waterproof/tearproof paper.

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$65.00
Ranger Medic Handbook 2022 Updates (978-1-7366242-3-4)
The Ranger Medic Handbook 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 by Breakaway Media and by digital subscription on the Journal of Special Operations Medicine website. This handbook is offered on Water/Tear Proof Paper. The 2022 Updates is the official and current edition of the Ranger Medic Handbook.

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Print: 978-1-7366242-3-4

Customers living in Europe can purchase the Ranger Medic Handbook 2022 Updates through WERO GmbH and save significant money on shipping and processing. The RMH can be purchased at this link.

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Kunden, die in Europa leben, können die Ranger Medic Handbook 2022 Updates über die WERO GmbH erwerben und dabei erheblich an Versand- und Bearbeitungskosten sparen. Das RMH kann unter diesem Link erworben werden.

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$70.00
Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT) Protocols Handbook (2021 ed) (978-1-7366242-1-0)

US Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IDMT), Medical and Dental Treatment Protocols, Ed 2.3 Handbook published in January 2021 is a resource for Air Force IDMT medical personnel with advanced skills and knowledge. These protocols are the product of a concerted effort by representatives from all major command surgeons' offices with the express goal to standardize the care  IDMTs are permitted to provide regardless of location and command affiliation. These protocols clearly define the scope of care parameters that the IDMT is expected and trained to work within. These treatment protocols are designed as a guide to accepted step-by-step treatments for medical disorders that may be encountered by IDMTs in the field

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$63.00
Advanced Ranger First Responder Handbook
Advanced Ranger First Responder Handbook (978-1-7332239-8-0)
The Advanced Ranger First Responders are entrusted with an advanced skill set 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 ARFR is expected 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)

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Customers living in Europe can purchase the Advanced Ranger First Responder Handbook 2021 Updates through WERO GmbH and save a significant amount of money on shipping and processing. The ARFR can be purchased at this link.

Before you buy, you will receive an offer with your total price, including shipping and VAT.

Kunden mit Wohnsitz in Europa können die Advanced Ranger First Responder Handbook 2021 Updates über die WERO GmbH erwerben und dabei erheblich an Versand- und Bearbeitungskosten sparen. Die ARFR kann unter diesem Link erworben werden.

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$41.00
Fall 2022 Journal (Vol 22 Ed 3)

Vol 22 Ed 3
Fall 2022 Journal of Special Operations Medicine
ISSN: 1553-9768

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$43.00
Active Warfighter Mental Health Lower in Mid-Career

Barczak-Scarboro NE, Cole WR, DeFreese JD, Fredrickson BL, Kiefer AW, Bailar-Heath M, Burke RJ, DeLellis SM, Kane SF, Lynch JH, Means GE, Depenbrock PJ, Mihalik JP 22(3). 129 - 135 (Journal Article)

Purpose: The present study investigated Special Operations Forces (SOF) combat Servicemember mental health at different SOF career stages in association with resilience. Methods: Fifty-eight SOF combat Service Members either entering SOF (career start; n=38) or multiple years with their SOF organization (mid-career; n=20) self-reported mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) history, resilience, subjective well-being, depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress. Poisson regression analyses were employed to test SOF career stage differences in each mental health symptom using resilience, while accounting for other pertinent military factors. Results: There were significant interaction effects of SOF career stage and resilience on mental health symptoms. SOF career start combat Servicemembers endorsed lower depression and posttraumatic stress and higher subjective well-being with higher resilience, but these associations between resilience and mental health symptoms were not seen in SOF mid-career Servicemembers. Conclusions: Although preliminary, the adaptive association between resilience and mental health seemed to be blunted in combat Servicemembers having served multiple years in SOF. This information informs research to provide evaluation tools to support prophylactic performance and long-term health preservation in military populations.

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Smallpox as a Bioagent: A Refresher and Update for the SOF Provider

Zafar SJ, Shishido AA 22(3). 124 - 128 (Journal Article)

Smallpox plagued humans for millennia until its eradication in 1980 following a successful global campaign led by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the first known biological weapon to be used in war and has been weaponized in the past by the former Soviet Union. To date, smallpox remains a Category A Bioagent and is assessed to be a relevant threat to US military personnel. Given that the last natural case of smallpox occurred more than 40 years ago, a high level of suspicion along with a substantial understanding of the disease process are required to recognize potential future cases. While available countermeasures are limited, several new agents have recently become available for the prevention and treatment of smallpox and have been added to the strategic national stockpile. This review serves as a refresher and update for the clinical disease, to include its epidemiology and management with updated FDA-approved countermeasures.

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Critical Competencies of Military Embedded Health and Performance Professionals: The "Culture General" Approach

Chamberlin R, McCarthy R, Lunasco TK, Park GH, Deuster PA 22(3). 118 - 123 (Journal Article)

Human performance teams (HPT) delivering a wide range of services within military unit communities serve as a model for advancing business practices in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy. Relatively new, the demand for these embedded professionals continues to grow in response to its favorable proximity, community-based design, operationalized delivery system, and adaptive business practices. However, many civilian professionals come from diverse disciplines of specialties and experiences. As they integrate into unit communities, it becomes known that many do not possess formal training or experience working with the US military or its Servicemembers, delivering community-based services, operating in the capacity of a force multiplier, or culturally adapting their professional skills. Given the steep learning curve in transitioning from a conventional delivery model to the military embedded model, even newly minted military health and performance professionals may be underprepared when they arrive at their assigned military unit communities. In this article, we examine the military's embedded health and performance service delivery model. We add specific focus on those critical "embedded" professional competencies and skills foundational to establishing and sustaining thriving service delivery. We then offer strategies and tools collected from embedded health and performance professionals currently serving in military unit communities across the Department of Defense (DoD). Finally, we provide a rationale for the need for embedded competency training to improve the preparedness of professionals who are currently serving, will be serving, or have a general interest in serving as an embedded professional within DoD military unit communities.

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Implications of Neurological Directed-Energy Weapons for Military Medicine

Lyon RF, Gramm J, Branagan B, Houck SC 22(3). 104 - 107 (Journal Article)

Since 2016, there has been an increase in reported cases of intelligence officers and diplomats hearing pulsing sounds and experiencing neurophysiologic and cognitive symptoms. These varied and often intense symptoms manifest in ways similar to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) but without inciting trauma. Known formerly as "unconventionally acquired brain injury" (UBI), these events are now labeled "anomalous health incidents" (AHIs). Investigations of these incidents suggest reasons to be concerned that a specific type of neuroweapon may be the cause-a directed energy weapon (DEW). Neuroweapons that target the brain to influence cognition and behavior are leading to a new domain of warfare-neurowarfare. The implications and resultant stakes, especially for the Special Operations community, are significant. This article focuses specifically on the implications of DEWs as a neuroweapon causing UBIs/AHIs for military medical practitioners and suggests using a comprehensive strategy, analogous to that of chemical warfare or other weapons of mass destruction (WMD), to improve our preparedness for the medical repercussions of neurowarfare.

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Hypertonic Saline for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury With Herniation: A Military Prehospital Case Report

Antonino N, Payne R, Gaddy M, DeSoucy ES, Rush SC, Michael R 22(3). 98 - 100 (Journal Article)

Severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) is a devastating injury with limited prehospital therapies available. The Joint Trauma System (JTS) Clinical Practice Guidelines recommend hypertonic saline (HTS) for casualties with sTBI and signs of impending or ongoing herniation (IOH), but its use by combat medics has never been reported in the literature. This report details the management of a pregnant patient with sTBI and signs of IOH, including the use of HTS, by US Air Force pararescumen in an austere prehospital setting. Treatment with HTS was followed by improvement in the patient's neurologic exam and successful evacuation to definitive care where her child was delivered alive. Additionally, we review the pathophysiology and signs of herniation, the mechanism of action of hyperosmotic therapies, and the rationale behind the use of HTS in the combat setting.

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Bilateral Pneumothoraces in a Tandem Parachuting Passenger Without Traumatic Impact: A Case Report

Fedor PJ, Riley B, Fowl DA, Donahue A 22(3). 94 - 97 (Case Reports)

In parachuting, orthopedic and head injuries are well-documented risks associated with the parachute deployment and landing phases. Thoracic injuries have only been seen on rare occasion in conjunction with direct impact trauma. In this report, we detail a case of a young, healthy, tandem skydiving passenger who suffered bilateral pneumothoraces with delayed symptom onset, with no identifiable injury during the jump or landing. Exploring the forces of the parachute "opening shock," we suggest a plausible compressive mechanism for this novel presentation, as well as briefly discuss the options for diagnosis and conservative management of pneumothorax in the operational context. While this is an exceedingly rare event, pneumothorax should be considered in patients complaining of thoracic symptoms following a skydive.

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Operational Consideration for Definitive Airway Management in the Austere Setting: A Case Report

Morvan J, Cotte J, des Deserts MD, Worlton T, Menini W, Cathelinaud O, Pasquier P 22(3). 90 - 93 (Journal Article)

In modern and asymmetric conflicts, traumatic airway obstruction caused by penetrating injury to the face and neck anatomy is the second leading cause of preventable mortality. Definitive airway management in the emergency setting is most commonly accomplished by endotracheal intubation. When this fails or is not possible, a surgical airway, usually cricothyrotomy, is indicated. The clinical choice for establishing a definitive airway in the austere setting is impacted by operational factors such as a mass casualty incident or availability and type of casualty evacuation. This is a case report of a patient with severe cervicofacial injuries with imminent airway compromise in the setting of a mass casualty incident, without possibility of sedation and mechanical ventilation during his evacuation. The authors seek to highlight the considerations and lessons learned for emergency cricothyrotomy.

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Walking Quadriplegic: Cervical Myelopathy in an Ambulating Combat Support Soldier

Treyster DA, Riordan R, Rotello EN, Falcon J, Charny G 22(3). 86 - 89 (Journal Article)

We discuss a case of a 27-year-old male Soldier who presented with acute to subacute vague radicular complaints, which were atypical for and out of proportion to the imaging findings. Imaging demonstrated compressive cervical myelopathy at the levels of C3/C4 and C4/C5. Paradoxically, the patient's history revealed a remote nerve root compression, not cord compression, at the same levels. Identification and prompt surgical management led to the reversal of significant neurologic deficits that were present preoperatively. This case highlights the difficulty of identifying this rare condition among a plethora of otherwise benign and common cervical spondyloses seen in the Special Operations population. This study aims to bring to light the subtle history and physical characteristics that can assist Special Operations healthcare providers in making an otherwise elusive diagnosis. Last, it highlights a utility to documenting baseline spinal exam findings for the force to better identify subtle injuries.

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Women in US Military History

Garceau-Kragh G 22(3). 75 - 83 (Editorial)

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A Review of Acute Kidney Injury

Weidner DA, Yoo MJ 22(3). 70 - 74 (Case Reports)

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious, often silent, medical condition with diverse etiologies and complex pathophysiology. We discuss the case of a patient injured in a single vehicle rollover. Included is a discussion of prevention and supportive care, with a focus on electrolyte repletion, fluid correction, minimization of nephrotoxic exposures, and identification and treatment of the root cause.

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Ultrasonography Performed by Military Nurses in Combat Operations: A Perspective for the Future?

Balasoupramanien K, Comat G, Renard A, Meusnier J, Montigon C, Pitel A, Bascou M, Dubourg R, Cazes N 22(3). 65 - 69 (Journal Article)

Introduction: In current French military operations, it is not uncommon for military nurses (MNs) alone to be required to support soldiers in isolated areas. At a time when advanced practice nurses in the civilian sector develop extended skills, we asked MNs about their willingness to be trained in pointof- care ultrasound (POCUS). Methods: We conducted a webbased survey from 1 November 2018 to 1 December 2018, including all MNs deployed in Operation Barkhane. The questionnaire, sent by e-mail, aimed to describe the willingness of MNs to be trained in POCUS. Their opinion on the usefulness of this training, the situations, and ultrasound (US) targets that seemed most useful to them were also studied. Results: Thirty of 34 questionnaires were completed. On average, MNs had 7.4 years of practice and had been deployed three times for military operations. Five MNs reported having had informal training in clinical US by the military physicians (MPs) they work with and had performed POCUS in real-life situations; 24 (96%) of the untrained MNs wanted to be trained. Twenty- nine (96%) of the MNs felt that there was added value in knowing how to perform POCUS, especially in operations and in isolated posts without an MP. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma and pleural and renal US were the targets considered most useful to them, in that order. Conclusion: MNs are interested in learning POCUS and say it would be beneficial for the patient. Available scientific data tend to validate their ability after a brief training course to perform reliable, targeted US examinations in the field.

$40.00
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