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Utilising an E-Reader as a medical tactical aide memoir (MedTAM) platform in the military prehospital environment
  1. Harry Kirkham
  1. AMS HQ, Army Medical Services, Camberley, UK
  1. Correspondence to Capt Harry Kirkham, Army Medical Service, Camberley, UK; henry.kirkham{at}

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Evidence-based practice is an essential part of medicine, allowing clinicians to integrate their own experiences with up-to-date research, improving clinical practice and patient outcomes.1 This is equally important in the military setting, and examples include Clinical Guidelines for Operations (CGOs)2 and the Medic’s Primary Healthcare Treatment (PHC) Protocols.3 These guidelines aim to improve patient outcomes while undergoing treatment in the deployed setting and are readily available to military clinicians in PDF format.

However, military clinicians may have issues accessing guidelines while deployed, as they are often in remote or austere environments where online guidelines may not be accessed due to lack of signal or operational policy. This would leave the clinician relying on …

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