Mon, 10 June 2019
After a few discussions with JJ who has also appeared in several Element Rescue podcasts, Doug and Dennis talk about using evidence based medicine whenever possible and what to do when no prospective randomized controlled trials exist for a specific problem you face. With such a wide scope of practice while deployed and a lack of protocols SF medics are often faced with unique situations in which they must actually weigh the evidence, best practice, guidelines and expert consensus against the given situation. This is a great responsibility not entrusted to many other combat arms troops. In order to weigh the evidence you must first be aware it exists and how to interpret what you are reading. This will help get you on the right path in making informed decisions.