No Magic Pills

No Magic Pills

Medical Readiness does not occur by happenstance, there are no magic pills or one-stop shop training platforms. I frequently get asked how I prepared for damage control resuscitation and damage control surgery in the austere environment… aka, pre-hospital medicine....
When Bubbles Go Down!

When Bubbles Go Down!

As children, we’re taught some very basic rules about physics. For starters, water is heavy, and bubbles go up. We learn about bubbles from a young age, starting in the bath tub. As we get older and become SCUBA divers, we learn that due to Boyle’s Law, as...
Boyle’s Law in Bubbles!

Boyle’s Law in Bubbles!

As an anesthesia provider, I learned about Boyles Gas Law (P1V1=P2V2). “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system….as...
Re-defining Golden Hour

Re-defining Golden Hour

Redefining golden hour! MTAC’s tagline is getting quite a buzz. So, time to explain… After years of serving in military medicine and teaching at both civilian and military medical and nursing schools, one theme became apparent. We teach our future providers how to...