Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda’s Reserve Unit Conducts Training Using Army Simulators

By Cmdr. Michael Vener, naval reserve unit, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda’s naval reserve unit, held a field training exercise and mass casualty drill with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania this past spring. The joint exercise called Fort Indiantown Gap Medical Exercise ( FIGMEDEX3 ) was designed to practice operating as adaptive small teams and …

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A Medical Device for the Ages: Historical Notes on Admiral Stokes’ Stretcher

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “In taking up the subject of the transport of disabled persons one is amazed at the enormous energy that has been expended in that direction, and is disappointed at the crudeness of the devices that have been evolved.” ~Rear Adm. Charles Francis Stokes *** Washington, D.C., 1927:   At …

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Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 2

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: We continue with Cmdr. Vinh Doan’s, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam, true story about escaping Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. Eventually another group of fisherman came by, recommending that they get close to shore and make a hole in their boat, and sink it …

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Across Oceans to Root Canals Pt. 1

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: Cmdr. Vinh Doan, director of dental services, Naval Hospital Guam describes his amazing escape from Vietnam and starting a new life with his family in the U.S. In a world of make believe, a story filled with pirates, gun fire, stormy seas, and a mysterious submarine might make an exciting adventure, but …

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Physical Exams: Process Improvement Ensures Individual Medical Readiness

By Jennifer Zingalie, Naval Hospital Guam Those serving in the U.S. Navy are familiar with the Sailors Creed.  Phrases in the creed state, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America … I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy … I proudly serve … I am committed to excellence …” Every military branch has …

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