CMP 010 - Fractures

Fracture vs dislocation

Open / Closed

Types of Fractures

  • Greenstick - Incomplete fracture. … (common in children)

  • Transverse - The break is in a straight line across the bone.

  • Spiral - The break spirals around the bone; common in a twisting injury.

  • Oblique - Diagonal break across the bone.

  • Compression - The bone is crushed, causing the broken bone to be wider or flatter in appearance.

Untreated fractures of the lower limbs can lead to significant blood loss, which may be external and obvious, or covert. The estimated blood loss for a closed fracture of the femur is 1000–1500 ml and for a closed fracture of the tibia is 500–1000 ml. These figures can be doubled if the fracture is open.

Treatment:

  • Fingers

  • Clavicle

  • Arms

  • Ribs

  • Hip / Pelvis

  • Femur

  • Lower Legs

PMS

  • Pulse - Motor - Sensory

Types of splints:

  • Air Splints

  • “SAM Splints”

  • Magazines

If no pulse then you may need to reset it, “make it look normal”. If no pulse then treat like you have a TQ.

TCCC Updated Guidelines on TQs

  • RMT

  • TX2/3

  • SAM

Product of the week: Acti Splint

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Dynarex version of the SAM Splint

Finger, Flat, and Rolled Version

Rolled comes with Sensi-wrap (everything you need to use is included”

Moldable



CMP 009 - Range Kits and more!

You are more likely to use your first aid skills over your firearms skills.

May is National Stop the Bleed month

What supplies should you carry at the range?

  • Tourniquet

    • If you budget allows carry two.

    • Discuss different TQs

  • Gauze

    • Hemostatics

    • Compressed Gauze

    • Rolled Gauze

    • No tampon … unless you’re a girl hahah

  • Pressure Bandage

    • Discuss different ones

    • Uses

  • Possible carry an NPA

  • Chest Seals

    • Seal the box

    • Discuss different ones

  • Mylar Blanket

  • Trauma Shears??

Go back and listen to our MARCH episodes.

Future episodes … car kits, home kits, others

Next week Fractures!

Product of the week:

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Skinny Medic Essentials Kit

  • Complete Trauma Kit

  • Has everything we just talked about

  • No real expiration date

  • Under $100

Shout out to Vanquest for listening!

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CMP 008 - Medical Emergencies

We have been talking a lot about trauma so let’s shift gears to …

Medical Emergencies Overview:

Breathing Problems

  • Asthma

  • Inhalers

Choking

  • Heimlich Maneuver

  • CPR

Allergic Reactions

  • Epi Pen

  • Difference between allergic reaction and anaphylactic shock

Heart Attack

  • Asprin

  • Difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest

Diabetes

  • Cake Icing for bring their sugar up

Stroke

  • Stroke Exam

Seizures

  • Protect the patient

  • Don’t put anything in their mouth

  • Recovery Position

Product of the week:

QuikClot Combat Gauze

  • Hemostatic Agent

  • Impregnated with kaolin (natural clay)

  • Helps with clotting

  • Doesn’t cause burns

Skinnymedic.com

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CMP 007 - Head Injuries and Hypothermia

FRN Meetup

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Head Injuries and Heat Loss

Head Injuries


How to diagnose in the field:

Altered Mental Status
Trauma to Head

Dizziness

Memory Loss

Nausea

Feeling Tired

Sensitivity to light or noise

Unequal pupils in a late sign

Concussions

Slow Bleeds - subdural bleeds

Quick Bleeds - epidural bleeds

AMS patients should be disarmed - make it a fair fight

Hypothermia is part of the lethal triad

  • Lethal triad: A combination of acidosis, coagulopathy and hypothermia that usually leads to death in a patient experiencing trauma.

    • Acidosis: Lower than normal pH due to increased hydrogen ion concentration.

    • Coagulation system: A temperature- and pH-dependent series of complex enzymatic reactions that result in the formation of blood clots to stop both internal and external hemorrhage.

    • Coagulopathy: Any disorder of the blood that makes it difficult for blood to coagulate.

    • Hypothermia: Lowered body core temperature.

Temp below 95 F / 32 C can effect how the body clotts

Product of the week

SWAT-T

Great for kids and children

Multiple use tourniquet / pressure bandage

Works great IF you have both hands free

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CMP 006 - Circulation and Shock

Recap: Phases of Care

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Circulation

Pulses

Carotid

Femoral

Radial

Estimated blood pressures

Carotid 60-70

Femoral 70-80
Radial 80-90

Secondary Blood Sweep

Shock

What is Shock?

Some symptoms of shock

Compensated

Decompensated

Irreversible

Physiological responses to blood loss.

Basic shock first aid - is raising the legs above the heart myth or what

Medics Only

TXA - Prevents clots from breaking down

Whole Blood - carries o2

IV Fluid - regain mental status or radial pulse only

Product of the week:

TMT - Tactical Mechanical Tourniquet

1.85 inches wide

Audible click when windlass is secure

5-¾ min 38” max

They have a junctional plate that will attach to it which is why I think this TQ is worth a look at

After Action Video:

Video posted in Skinny Medic Facebook group

Guy has multiple stab wounds to the torso

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CMP 005 - Evacuation / Respiration

REFRESH: What does march stand for, the other phases of care

Third Phase of Care: tactical evacuation care

The final phase of care under TECC is called “Evacuation Care.” During this phase of care, an effort is being made to move the casualty toward a definitive treatment facility. Most additional interventions during this phase of care are similar to those performed during normal EMS operations.  However, major emphasis is placed on reassessment of interventions and hypothermia management.

Types of drags and carries

Triage patients

Vital Signs including pulse Ox

Training accident or not it is going to get treated like a crime scene. Maybe transport patient to ER or closer to the road.

There is where some times it is called MARCH-E

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Respiratory:

Vented vs non-vented chest seals

No wound packing

holes in chest must be greater than 2/3 trachea for “sucking chest wound”

Decompression Needle - medics only

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CMP 004 - Indirect Threat / Airway

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SECOND PHASE OF CARE - Indirect Threat or Tactical Field Care

a. Indirect Threat - care rendered once the responder and casualties are no longer under effective hostile fire or environment . Available medical equipment is still limited. Time to evacuation may vary from minutes to hours.

b. The Management Care Plan for Tactical Field Care begins with disarming any casualty with an altered mental status. Armed casualties pose a significant risk to others in their unit if they employ their weapons inappropriately. In the combat setting, altered mental status may be caused by traumatic brain injury, shock, or medications. Then, the MARCH algorithm is used. (1) M- Massive Hemorrhage Assessment.
(2) A-Airway Assessment.
(3) R-Respiratory Trauma Assessment.
(4) C-Circulatory Assessment.
(5) H-Head Trauma Assessment and Hypothermia Assessment.

Airway:

  • Positions

Head tilt chin lift

Jaw Thrust

  • Adjuncts

OPA

NPA

  • Suction

Suction device

Log Roll

  • Recovery Position

  • Advanced choices would be a surgical airway

Products

Lets talk about what went down with RATs.


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CMP 003 - Direct Threat / Massive Bleeding

Direct Threat - “Care Under Fire”

Controlling major bleeding
Doing medicine in bad places

Put on a TQ and then re-evaluation after the fight

Self Aid

Massive Bleeding


TQ are for arms/legs and wound packing for junctional areas. You can also wound pack if you don’t have a TQ.

Tourniquets

  • Talk about different ones on the market

  • High and Tight or few inches about

  • Myths

Wound Packings

  • Regular Gauze

  • Combat Gauze

  • Celox

Use other bystanders to help you. During a bad event people will do what you tell them to do.

Product of the week:

SWAT-T Tourniquet

-not the best one handed

-great pressure bandage

-great for small kids or K-9


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CMP 002 - MARCH

Today we’re going to talk about MARCH and Phases of Care.

Direct Threat / Care Under Fire

Presence of an immediate direct threat


Indirect Threat / Tactical Field Care

Treatment

Evacuation / Tactical Evacuation

CCP

Help EMS get patients close to the exit

Massive Bleeding

What is a massive hemorrhage?

  • Clothes covered in blood

  • Large pool getting larger

  • Unable to control with GOOD direct pressure

  • May not be spraying because of low B/P

Tourniquets

Commercial

Improvised

Wound Packing if no TQ available

Wound Packing

Clothes

Gauze

Hemostatic Agents

Pressure Bandages

Airway -

Position
Airway Adjunct

You CAN use an NPA

Suction

Recovery Position


Respiratory

Chest Seals

BVM

Hole must be .75 size of the trachea for a “sucking chest wound”

Circulation

Do a detail exam so you don’t miss another injury

Head Injury / Heat Loss

Cheap mylar blanket

Evaporation Cooling

Product

Gen 7 CAT

After Action

Leopard at the Zoo

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CMP 001 - Not So Skinny Medic

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Civilian Involvement

We are not attorneys, ao….

Good samaritan laws -

  • Consent

    • Implied consent

  • Reasonable man concept

  • Negligence

    • Duty of care

    • Standard of care not met

    • Causation

Bystander Effect -

Introduction to MARCH-E

  • Evacuation

Introduction to Phases of Care

TCCC - TECC

Product

Gen 4 SOF-T

After Action

Motorcycle Accident

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CMP 000 - What is the Civilian Medical Podcast about?

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The world is a dangerous place. The Civilian Medical Podcast aims to prepare and educate you for the day you hope never comes. Regardless of your skill level, we’ll be providing information on skills, products, techniques, mindset, as well as interviewing guests and experts in the field. Spend some time with us discussing medical training and skills you need, it just may save your life.