Tag Archives: Naval Hospital Jacksonville

Five Navy Medicine Moments in October 2018 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our …

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I am Navy Medicine: Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D.

By Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D., Naval Hospital Jacksonville Deployment Health Center I’ve long been invested in deploying personnel because of their strong sense of service and courage. As the program manager and deployment psychologist for Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Deployment Health Center (DHC), I am privileged to work solely with pre- and post-deployers and their families. I have been very fortunate …

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Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course Trains Sailors to Provide Life-Saving Medical Care on the Battlefield

U.S. Navy photos by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course provides Sailors and Marines with knowledge and skills to provide medical care in a combat environment. Casualty care on the battlefield must be the best possible combination of good small-unit tactics and good medicine. This includes the initial, pre-hospital care for brain …

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Take Control: Suicide Awareness

Dr. Kirsten Pollick, mental health department head, Naval Hospital Jacksonville In recognition of Suicide Awareness Month, it is imperative that we raise awareness of suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is a complex behavioral response to stress, illness, isolation and substance abuse. A combination of individual, relational, …

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Saving Lives Through Vaccination

By Mary Buskohl-Coulton, immunizations supervisory nurse specialist, Naval Hospital Jacksonville National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 – May 3. It is a week set aside to help parents understand the importance of protecting infants and toddlers from vaccine-preventable diseases. There are numerous myths and misinformation about vaccine safety that can often confuse parents. The bottom line: vaccines save lives. …

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