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In case you missed us at EMS Today!  Strategic Operations sponsored course #20559, “Tactical Tips and Treatment Techniques for EMS Providers.”

The presenter, Steve Markham, is the Director of Medical Products & Services for Strategic Operations.  Steve is a 23 year Navy veteran who served 19 of those years as a Reconnaissance Corpsman with the Marine Corps, most recently as the Navy Senior Enlisted Leader and the acting Command Master Chief of the 1st Marine Division. Deploying eight times, four into combat zones, Steve has experienced combat in both Afghanistan and Iraq.

The course contributes to continuing education (CE) and was designed to help students understand implications, restrictions and practical applications to teach steps in a phased approach to a dynamic event.

Many of the learning points were presented as questions intended for students to go back to their home station and process in a collaborative forum to develop their own Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for responding to a dynamic event.

1- Equipment considerations: How is your medical equipment carried and how is it typically accessed?  Does each team member have their own trauma kit on them?  Do you have a small “Go Bag” or is it a vehicle mounted load-out bag?

2- Access considerations: How do you approach the incident?  Gain access on foot or by vehicle? When is it best to dismount from the vehicle? Where do you stage the vehicle? Where are the known secure areas? Where are the known danger areas?  What to look for and what to consider when in a dynamic life-threatening event in a non-permissive environment?

3- Technical approach considerations: Tactical care or care under fire, when is it necessary to move a patient?  How should the patient be moved? Where should the patient be moved to and why?

4- Critical thinking considerations: Is the threat moving? If so where?  When is it safe to execute life-saving skills to the patient and the service provider? Is the event escalating or de-escalating? How often does the patient need to be assessed and why?

5- Hands on/practical application: How to stop an arterial bleed with tourniquet?

If you would like to learn more about Strategic Operations, Inc. Medical Division courses and educational services click here.


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The BPS is an innovation in patient worn bleeding simulations, mimicking a small day pack. The BPS is self-contained and allows for (4) simultaneous bleeds controlled by a wireless fob. Each line can be controlled by the operator. The BPS comes in a Basic and Deluxe model. The Blood Pumping system (Deluxe) features additional accessories.

BPS Basic version includes:
• One (1) femoral sleeve with shorts and protective guard.
• One (1) brachial sleeve (without bone) and protective guard.
• 2.5 gallons of blood concentrate for up to 12.5 gallons of Artificial Blood.

BPS Deluxe version includes:
• Two (2) femoral sleeves (1 with / 1
without pants and a protective guard).
• Two (2) brachial sleeves (1 with / 1
without bone and a protective guard).
• Blast Pants (inguinal bleed).

• 2.5 gallons of blood concentrate for up to 12.5 gallons of Artificial Blood.      The BPS is an excellent addition to the National Stop the Bleed Campaign.

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Rocky Vista University Medical School 7th Annual Intensive Surgical & Trauma Skills Week

It’s a sunny afternoon in San Diego and a group of second-year students from the military medicine track at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM) in Parker, Colorado, are attending a barbeque. Suddenly, in a scene worthy of Hollywood, the grill explodes.

Actors, some of whom are amputees, wearing cut suits, which are surgical simulators that can squirt blood and mimic all manner of orthopedic injuries, scream as students rush to aid them. A cast of real-life California firefighters, police, paramedics, EMTs, border patrol agents and journalists, playing themselves, are also responding to the disaster. Once the “patients” arrive at an on-set hospital, students perform simulated surgeries on them under the direction of physicians and emergency medicine residents.

 Miniature Disasters

It’s all part of RVUCOM’s Hyper-Realistic® intensive surgical and trauma skills course for students in the school’s military medicine track. “During the immersion, students live in a village on a movie set where we reproduce in miniature all kinds of disastrous events, including bomb explosions, collapsing buildings, and active-shooter incidents,” explains retired Army colonel Anthony J. LaPorta, MD, who directs the military medicine track. Dr. LaPorta says the intense sights and sounds of the four-and-a-half-day training, which takes place at a simulation lab run by Strategic Operations on its former San Diego film studio, are designed to prepare students for situations they could encounter in the armed forces.

On 29 June through 4 May 2018 students from RVUCOM’s military medicine track will be joined by students from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) at Western University of Health Sciences.

Overhead catwalks and video camera systems enable live viewing and after action review. Forty-five live-action, Hyper-Realistic® simulations of both medical and surgical problems will be created, immersing the participants from point of injury all the way through the ER and OR.

Thirty-five surgeries will be performed on live humans – wearing Strategic Operations’ simulators called “Cut Suits®.”

The Intensive Surgical & Trauma Skills Course will soon be opened to other medical schools.

To learn more about how to get involved click here.



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