The MARCH Algorithm in Tactical Combat Casualty Care


Intel Enabler
Verified SOF
Sep 9, 2006
Former Ranger PA now med school student wrote this article. Even as a non-medical-practicioner, I nonetheless found it pretty interesting:

The MARCH algorithm is synonymous with Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). It is a simple acronym for remembering the necessary steps in priority for saving lives in combat. M-massive hemorrhage, A-airway, R-respiratory, C-circulation, and H-hypothermia.

Recently published an article about the concept of the MARCH algorithm. While it is well known that civilian trauma and prehospital care advances greatly from military medicine during wars, at times, there is a failure of understanding about the meaning and reasoning behind the military’s rationale.
It's extremely out of my lane but I think anyone with even a basic interest in medicine/trauma care should take a look in all honesty, while I don't know everything that the article is talking about I definitely gained more of an understanding behind the steps for it [trauma care].
Great article!

Here is a little look at hypothermia and other things that impact oxygen delivery to the cells. Most in the business already know about this, but for Self-aid and Buddy Care information.

Oxygen-Haemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Thank you for sharing that, sorry if this question is ignorant but when you go to these websites are you googling specific trauma related things or do you already know before hand of websites that provide this sort of information?