Military Prehospital Care and Its Impact on Civilian EMS

Military Prehospital Care and Its Impact on Civilian EMS

Craig Manifold

During the recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan many innovations have been utilized to decrease the morbidity and mortality of the battlefield. These strategies have been translated to civilian and are improving the care provided to our patients back home. We will review the devices, education and training enhancements as well as look to the future and see what may impact the future of civilian EMS.

Learner Objectives:

1 Review devices and therapies utilized for hemorrhage control

2. Identify airway management strategies which are successful in the field

3. Identify education and training enhancements— certification and licensure

4. Analyze current military research and project what the future may bring to civilian EMS

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Sunday 12/6
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Craig Manifold

Military Prehospital Care and Its impact on Civilian EMS

During the recent battles in Iraq and Afghanistan many innovations have been utilized to decrease the morbidity and mortality of the battlefield. These strategies have been translated to civilian and are improving the care provided to our patients back home.

We will review the devices, education and training enhancements as well as look to the future and see what may impact the future of civilian EMS.

Learner Objectives:

1. Review devices and therapies utilized for hemorrhage control

2. Identify airway management strategies which are successful in the field

3. Identify education and training enhancements--- certification and licensure

4.  Analyze current military research and  project what the future may bring to civilian EMS