Forum Ride Along
Hey this is mainly for my fellow combat medics out there. I just got assigned to an airborne unit straight out of ait/airborne school. A big concern I've heard from people is that the unit's current medics are not trained well enough to handle an airborne incident whether from the landing or static line injuries. I wanted to start this discussion, because I am new to the medic world and was trying to go over what I would do in a situation like that. As for bad landings, I would think that I would establish conscious level/ pain level, check airway and bleeding, control c-spine and perform a trauma assessment to see where all my injuries are on my patient. Definitely some sort of pain management in there too. I have never dealt with this kind of injury and i feel like it wasn't covered very indepth in school so I was wondering if there is anyone out there that has dealt with this and has any other input that i could do to help my patient.