NAPA Members and the Navy PA Community: Due to a lack of command funding across the Navy for Navy PAs to attend the 2019 AAPA Annual Conference in Denver from May 18-22, NAPA will NOT to hold it’s annual NAPA meeting there this year, but will still hold a Navy PA and NAPA member social gathering during the AAPA Conference on May 21st at 18:00, please see event details and RSVP here.

The annual NAPA meeting will be moved to Portsmouth, VA this year to be held in conjunction with the NAPA East Symposium on October 16-17, 2019. An estimated 30 or more PAs will be in attendance. For those who cannot attend or are on the west coast we plan to broadcast the symposium via NAPA Facebook live video for all to tune in.  The date and time is still to be determined. Please stay tuned for specifics, once finalized we will be emailing our members, as well as posting for all to see on our NAPA website and NAPA Facebook page. Thank you. 

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Free Trauma Management Text

Free Trauma Management Text
The Anaesthesia, Trauma and Critical Care Group has released its 2014 trauma care manual online, for free. The Anaesthesia, Trauma and Critical Care (ATACC) Group puts together trauma courses in the UK, similar to ATLS but with a different focus. The ATACC manual also brings updated information like clamps, hemostatic agents, and - a great addition - the M-A-R-C-H algorithm: M- Massive Hemorrhage A- Airway R- Respiratory C- Circulation H- Hypothermia/ Head/ Other (H?) MARCH has seen wide acceptance recently, and is currently taught to special operations corpsmen and medics and others. (See "MARCH as far as you can, then bring in the HITMAN" on page 3 of this article in the Journal of Special Operations Medicine ) The ATACC manual is rich in text, illustrations, and photographs, covering a range applicable topics, per this table of contents: Section 1: Introduction to ATACC Welcome to the Virtual ATACC Manual...
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