Next Generation Combat Medic

Knowledge Weighs Nothing in the Rucksack

Welcome to Next Generation Combat Medic

“The only way to affect more patients than by your hands alone is through the hands of other medics.”

Latest Posts

  1. Train With Your Food: The Chicken Thigh Abscess I&D Trainer
  2. Expired Meds: CAN You Use Them?
  3. Sepsis in Austere Environments
  4. The Pain Pack is as good as morphine
  5. Tuning fork ultrasound
  6. Vent Practicalities
  7. Ventilator Theory
  8. Ventilatory Respiratory Control
  9. Applied Ventilatory Theory
  10. Train With Your Food: Suturing a Turkey


What is the purpose of NGCM?

Providing Free Online Access to Medical Education (#FOAMed) resources for perpetual learning, discussion and camaraderie for “Doc”, with a focus on Combat / Pre-Hospital / Austere / Tactical / Field Medicine, with clinical medicine sprinkled in. We encourage healthy skepticism, humility, and evidence-based medicine (EBM). Please let us know if you feel something posted here is incorrect so we can address it. As a growing website, we encourage you to send in resources you think other medics could benefit from. The intent of “Next Generation Combat Medic” is not only to train the next generation but to always strive to be next generation medic that will save more lives. Drop the ego and the outdated medicine so our patients can benefit.

Who is behind NGCM?

We are a group of military medical professionals, including active duty Army combat medics, flight medics, special operations and special forces medics, and providers. We work on this project with our spare time, for free, to disseminate up to date medicine. The focus is not on us, but rather on all medics in the career field. We believe our resumes are not as important as practicing evidence-based medicine when applicable. We do not sell or endorse products, but rather promote technique with training quality and frequency.

The opinions or assertions contained herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Department of Defense, any component service, or other places of employment or affiliations.