What's in a Rash? Viral Exanthem Versus CBRNE Exposure: Teleconsultation Support for Two Special Forces Soldiers With Diffuse Rash in an Austere Environment.

Authors:
Joseph Maddry
Joseph Maddry
Southern Research Institute
Douglas Powell
Douglas Powell
University of Oklahoma
United States
Heather Yun
Heather Yun
San Antonio Military Medical Center
David Ferraro
David Ferraro
Viejo California Associates
Jeremy C Pamplin
Jeremy C Pamplin
United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
United States

J Spec Oper Med Summer 2018;18(2):133-135

Objective: Review clinical thought process and key principles for diagnosing weaponized chemical and biologic injuries. Clinical Context: Special Operation Forces (SOF) team deployed in an undisclosed, austere environment. Organic Expertise: Two SOF Soldiers with civilian EMT-Basic certification. Closest Medical Support: Mobile Forward Surgical Team (2 hours away); medical consults available by e-mail, phone, or video-teleconsultation. Earliest Evacuation: Earliest military evacuation from country 12-24 hours. With teleconsultation, patients departed to Germany as originally scheduled without need for Medical Evacuation.

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October 2018
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