Readiness

Future challenges and developing solutions in battlefield medical care

By CAPT David Whittaker, USN, MC U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: More than 300 military and civilian professionals met Feb. 14-15 at Marine Corps Base Quantico for the 21st Century Battlefield Medical Care Symposium, which explored past battlefield medical experiences and promising new ideas and technology to improve the treatment and movement of casualties in future …

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Navy Medicine Round-Up: Prevention is Critical to Readiness

As Preventive Health Month comes to a close this August, we remain committed to keeping Sailors, Marines and their families, healthy, ready and on the job through prevention. Here are a few examples of preventive health initiatives in action across the Navy Medicine enterprise: Preventive Health: Get Your Screenings Preventive services and immunizations are your best defense against serious illness …

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A Navy Physician’s Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury Programs [Remarks to Congress]

Capt. Thomas Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, provided the following opening remarks to the House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee during a hearing on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury clinical and research programs, April 27. Chairman Coffman, Ranking Member Speier, distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for providing me …

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Navy Medicine Roundup: United for Patient Safety

As National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) comes to a close, we remain “United for Patient Safety” and committed to promoting a culture of safety year-round. Here are a few examples of patient safety in action across the Navy Medicine enterprise: Weeding Out Germs during Patient Safety Awareness Week at Naval Hospital Bremerton There’s a germ — or two — that …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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