Today’s episode will cover Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), aka Care Under Fire, aka Care in the Immediately Unsafe Environment. Dr. Andy Bohn, a residency colleague, recorded today’s episode to talk about the basics of taking care of any patient in an unsafe environment. While the military connotations of this may make you uncomfortable, the techniques and protocols he discusses can be directly translated into any civilian mass casualty scenario such as the Boston Marathon bombing or the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. Andy will discuss how to stay safe in these hostile environments, how to perform the right interventions that will save lives while elimintating the useless interventions that won’t (I’m looking at you- c-collars…), and how to get the casualty to the next level of care safely.
An added bonus- Dr. Anshul Gandhi put together an open access Evernote notebook with all the EM Basic show notes to include tags, links, and a search function.