U.S. Army Releases 2020 Version of Critical Care Flight Paramedic Standard Medical Operating Guidelines (SMOG)
The 2020 SMOG publication is available for viewing and download on the JTS Clinical Practice Guideline website. The medical guidelines are intended to guide Critical Care Flight Paramedics (CCFPs) and prehospital professionals in the response and management of emergencies and the care and treatment of patients in both garrison and combat theater environments. This manual also serves as a reference for physicians providing medical direction and clinical oversight to CCFPs. The SMOG is a collaboration of Emergency Medicine professionals, experienced Flight Medics, Aeromedical Physician Assistants, Critical Care Nurses, and Flight Surgeons. This group works closely with the Joint Trauma System (JTS) and the JTS Defense Committees on Trauma to develop these guidelines. The goal of the SMOG project is to ensure the highest quality en route care possible and to standardize care across all evacuation and emergency medical pre-hospital units.