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Abnormal EKG in rural setting by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While this was not my personal patient, it came from a very good friend. This was at a facility I used to work at and I thought it made a great case for discussion. ... Read on »
Vampire protocol by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently came across this and have to say I love the name! This is basically blood transfusion given by combat paramedics and aeromedical retrieval teams, for us ... Read on »
Heart rates in avalanche victims by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A very interesting look at data collected from heart rate monitors on avalanche victims.       Read on »
Krokodil: just nasty by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A great look at the spread of this new IV drug and the nasty effects it can have:     Read on »
Blackwater Tactical Weekly: Malaria Article by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For those of you who have not heard of Blackwater…You should. Blackwater was one of the most prolific, controversial and effective private military security companie ... Read on »
The High Mileage Military Contractor: Blackwater Weekly by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest contribution to the Blackwater Tactical Weekly looks at the “High Mileage Military Contractor”. As contractors age, they require special medical care to ... Read on »
Special Operations Medicine Journal by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An old friend from medical school just turned me on to this amazing resource. You have previously read my thoughts on the Special Operations Forces Medicine Handbook ... Read on »
Morphine and Ketamine in Trauma by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As usual, @RFDSDOC gives out good advice, literature and proves he is a guru. This time he looked at pre-hospital analgesia and trauma. Make sure to check out his page ... Read on »
Article featuring Adventure Doc and what we do by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are very proud of a recent article in Robb Report Magazine that examined adventure travel and how people can stay healthy overseas. This article looked at Adventure ... Read on »
Rural and Remote Medical Textbook by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I have been using this textbook a lot more recently and am reminded how amazing it really is! This book covers it all and should be required reading for rural an ... Read on »
Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook App by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I know I live in a small, damp cave but I just discovered one of my favorite books has an iTunes app! Even better is that is a GREAT app! The app has good search-abili ... Read on »
Sydney HEMS RSI by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently came across a very cool look at Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) from the Sydney, Australia Helicopter Emergency Medicine Services (HEMS) gang. Not only do t ... Read on »
Improvised chest seal by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Today I did some Macgyver playing in one of our airway kits. A new friend turned me on to an “old way” to make a nice, improvised chest seal complete with a flutter va ... Read on »
Splinting limbs by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I just came across a quick guide to splinting in the Emergency Room and thought a lot of people might find it very cool. The guide is from a wonderful blog called ERCa ... Read on »
Radio Interview by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently was invited to be a guest on the Dr. Don Radio show and had a great time doing it! We talked about rural and remote medicine, international health and a few ... Read on »
Healthcare provider interaction by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently had a friend link me this wonderful video on interaction between healthcare providers on the same team. The video looks at having a team leader being “incor ... Read on »
New Tuberculosis drug and a TB refresher by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tropical medicine, international health and diseases of poverty all go together…we should know this by now. A new drug to combat Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR ... Read on »
Finger Thoracostomy and Pneumothorax by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I recently saw this great post on “ The Trauma Professional’s Blog ” looking at finger thoracostomy. This article does a great job of looking at the reason’s for a ... Read on »
Standardized RSI protocol by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine So much good information lately, especially on the concept of airways! I enjoyed this recent article in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery about a standa ... Read on »