Digital Intubation: A need-to-know for the Difficult Airway in the Difficult Field

Digital intubation. The very words inspire a sense of other-wordly apprehension and dread, as the very concept of digital intubation goes against the practice of DL and VL. However, there are certainly situations in which DL is not favorable, VL is not possible, and cricothyrotomy still a final resort, and…

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USAF Evaluates the Evolution of Combat Medicine through Operation Enduring Freedom


In the crucible of combat new and improved protocols for practicing military and tactical medicine are formed, particularly those which increase the ease of use, reduce time to evaluation, and reduce complexity of procedure in the field. The evolution of military medicine requires the amalgamation of civilian research and combat…

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