24% of deaths on the battlefield are potentially Survivable. 24%. Is that a low enough number for you? Are you satisfied? Does your training aim to address this?
U.S. Army Rangers have eliminated preventable death on the battlefield. Why haven't other units? "But, but Rangers are Special Operations and have cool guy ninja stuff." What part of the three preventable causes of death is too difficult for a Conventional (Non-SOF) Combat Medic? Or even a non-medic such as an Infantryman? Is bleeding control too difficult? airway management? Needle chest decompressions? Special Operations isn't special because they have cool gear, but instead they are uncommonly good at common tasks. The basics! Rangers also aren't successful just because their medics are good, but because they train their non-medics, and the chain of command not only supports but enforces this medical training.
This article in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, can describe the key components of this prehospital casualty response system, emphasize the importance of leadership, underscore the synergy achieved through collaboration between medical and nonmedical leaders, and provide an example to other organizations and communities striving to achieve success in trauma as measured through improved casualty survival.
(( Full Article can be accessed by Military through AMEDD Virtual Library: https://medlinet.amedd.army.mil/ )) Let this motivate Medics, Non-medics and leadership; You can also print out or email the full article and discuss it through your proper leadership channels.
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