Optimal Methods of Teaching and Training DCR/RDCR

  • Ethan A. Miles
  • John C. Maitha


This chapter provides an in-depth discussion on the approach to training prehospital medical providers as well as first responders in RDCR (remote damage control resuscitation). Prehospital provider training must establish a clear understanding of life-threatening hemorrhage (LTH), hemorrhagic shock, and management with RDCR. Once an understanding of the process is established, this chapter details the steps of realistic training utilizing the crawl, walk, and run methodology. The step-by-step process of teaching and training RDCR from early recognition of LTH all the way through blood product administration is detailed. Emphasis on a team approach, safety and realistic training is discussed throughout.


Training Transfusion Remote damage control resuscitation Prehospital Medical direction Validation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ethan A. Miles
    • 1
    • 2
  • John C. Maitha
    • 3
  1. 1.75th Ranger Regiment, US Army Special Operations CommandColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.75th Ranger Regiment, US Army Special operations CommandSavannahUSA

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