The 10th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Team had an exceptional week of training with the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) Burn Unit, the only American Burn Association-verified burn center in the Department of Defense.
The team received two days of didactic training covering burn Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs), burn classifications, rule of 9s/10s, burn resuscitation, wound care, debridement, and dressings, the Joint Trauma System overview, how to use the USAISR developed Burn Navigator system that comes as part of the standard FRSD MTOE package, Walking Blood Bank protocols, and the burn recovery process.
The remaining 5 days were dedicated to providing in-depth clinical training in the Burn Intensive Care Unit, Burn Progressive Care Unit, Burn and Trauma OR, Burn PACU, and Burn Clinic.
The clinical experience prvovided 55 Burn patient encounters, 286 Individual Critical Task List (ICTL) skills accomplished among 5 MOS/AOCs, 1066 total ICTL skills performed, and a 32% average number of total ICTLs achieved per MOS/AOC during the rotation.
The experiences gained in the USAISR Burn Unit ensure the 10th FRST personnel are confident and competent in treating any potential injury (including burns) that face our frontline Soldiers and allied partners.
A special thank you to the USAISR Education Department, clinical staff, researchers, and support personnel for the excellent classes, a willingness to teach and train, and an overall outstanding experience!
Here to Heal!
528th Hospital Center
1st Medical Brigade