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. MAJ Jonathan Monti, EMPA, teaches medics in the 82nd Airborne Division how to use ultrasound. Prolonged Field Care for the Combat Medic
  2. Ketamine Toolkit: Questions & Answers for your Medical Director
  3. U.S. Army Rangers use IV fluids to rehydrate 46 hours into the rescue mission following Operation Red Wings II, July 2005 Oral or I.V. fluid for Heat Casualties and Dehydration on extended patrols?
  4. Scenario: Rash + Stomach Pain / Nausea + Headache in the field
  5. crush injury compartment syndrome crushed rhabdo urine output prolonged field care PFC USAISR US Army Institute of Surgical Research Clinical Practice Guidelines CPG fluid tourniquet albuterol The Crush Injury


ScienceBasic Sciences

Studying the basic sciences associated with medicine is one of the key underpinnings of medical competence. More

tccc-logo-homeTactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

Trauma care guidelines customized for the tactical environment. More

clinmedClinical Medicine

Trauma is more glamorous but more SoldiersĀ die from Disease and Non-Battle Injuries (DNBI). More

PFCLogoProlonged Field Care

What comes after MARCH when your MEDEVAC is still 72 hours away? The Prolonged Field Care Working Group has been answering that question in detail. More

ConEdContinuing Education

There are a ton of educational resources available for free through military channels. You may need to use CAC authentication or your email to access some of these resources. More

CaseStudyCase Studies

Case studies are important tools that allow in-depth, multi-faceted exploration of complex issues in their real-life settings. More



What Is NGCM’s purpose?

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 generationĀ 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 the 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.