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LTC Richard Lesperance, MD FACS - Prolonged Care Challenges in Combat Medicine

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MILMED-D-21-00296: Lessons Learned During Prolonged Care of Combat Casualties by a Minimally Manned Surgical Team


In our latest episode of WarDocs: The Military Medicine Podcast, we are thrilled to welcome Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lesperance , an active-duty trauma surgeon with invaluable experience working in austere Role 2 facilities.



In this eye-opening conversation, we discuss Rich's paper, "Lessons Learned During Prolonged Care of Combat Casualties by a Minimally Manned Surgical Team," published in the Journal of Military Medicine. We delve into the unique challenges surgical teams face in combat zones and the importance of learning from these high-pressure situations.


We also explore the world of Crisis Standards of Care and their application in the battlefield setting, comparing their usage during the COVID pandemic to their role in deployed environments with limited resources.



Join us as we uncover the crucial insights gained from the frontlines of combat medicine and discuss how to prepare junior team members for life-or-death scenarios, approach after-action reviews, and equip surgical teams to handle prolonged care scenarios in the future.


Don't miss this compelling and insightful discussion with Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lesperance ! Tune in now! 🎧


Here are some direct links to the Podcast


Here is a link to the Military Medicine Online Article: https://academic.oup.com/milmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/milmed/usab299/6323314


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