27 min

(Pt. 1) COL(R) John B. Holcomb, MD, FACS- Special Operations Surgeon uses Lessons Learned in Somalia to Revolutionize Combat Casualty Care in the Global War on Terrorism (1 of 2‪)‬ WarDocs - The Military Medicine Podcast

    • Medicine

Part 1

    Dr. Holcomb describes his experiences while deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, during the “Blackhawk Down” incident and how this shaped his future career in Military Medicine.  He shares some stories from his experiences supporting Special Operations Forces early in his career and then from his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Trauma Surgeon and Trauma Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.  He describes his experiences setting up the Joint Trauma Training at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston and later as the US Army Institute of Surgical Research Commander.

 





Part 2

   Dr. Holcomb describes groundbreaking developments that occurred during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the “rediscovery” of tourniquets, hemorrhage control, and shifts in transfusion paradigms.   He describes how battlefield surgical techniques and improvements helped revolutionize Damage Control Surgery and Resuscitation for combat trauma.  Dr. Holcomb is a true pioneer and visionary in combat casualty care and shares how ideas and concepts discovered in the lab or during research protocols ultimately benefit combat casualty care and change policy, doctrine, and care guidelines.

 

WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

Listen to the WarDocs: What We are For Episode. https://bit.ly/3r87Afm

 

Find out more about Dr. Holcomb at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios or become part of Team WarDocs at wardocspodcast.com.

 

Follow Us on Social Media

Twitter: @wardocspodcast

Facebook: WarDocs Podcast

Instagram: @wardocspodcast

Part 1

    Dr. Holcomb describes his experiences while deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia, during the “Blackhawk Down” incident and how this shaped his future career in Military Medicine.  He shares some stories from his experiences supporting Special Operations Forces early in his career and then from his deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Trauma Surgeon and Trauma Consultant to the Army Surgeon General.  He describes his experiences setting up the Joint Trauma Training at Ben Taub Hospital in Houston and later as the US Army Institute of Surgical Research Commander.

 





Part 2

   Dr. Holcomb describes groundbreaking developments that occurred during the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, including the “rediscovery” of tourniquets, hemorrhage control, and shifts in transfusion paradigms.   He describes how battlefield surgical techniques and improvements helped revolutionize Damage Control Surgery and Resuscitation for combat trauma.  Dr. Holcomb is a true pioneer and visionary in combat casualty care and shares how ideas and concepts discovered in the lab or during research protocols ultimately benefit combat casualty care and change policy, doctrine, and care guidelines.

 

WarDocs- The Military Medicine Podcast is a Non-Profit, Tax-exempt-501(c)(3) Veteran Run Organization.  All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% go to honoring and preserving the history, experiences, successes, and lessons learned in military medicine.

Listen to the WarDocs: What We are For Episode. https://bit.ly/3r87Afm

 

Find out more about Dr. Holcomb at wardocspodcast.com/guest-bios or become part of Team WarDocs at wardocspodcast.com.

 

Follow Us on Social Media

Twitter: @wardocspodcast

Facebook: WarDocs Podcast

Instagram: @wardocspodcast

27 min