Health

Patient Safety Through Training

By Kathleen Davitt, nurse educator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville  National Patient Safety Awareness Week is March 8-14.  While we remain focused on patient safety 24/7/365, we leverage this week as an education and awareness campaign for health care safety.  The theme this year is “United in Safety”—which enforces the fact that everyone in the health care process plays a role in …

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Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt. 2

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship An Insider’s Perspective – Fighting Ebola Inside the “Hot Zone” I responded to her by saying, “I worry more about the provider who is not afraid.” This seemed to calm the nurse who was about to enter the confirmed ward …

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Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt.1

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship The Navy’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa – led by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) with support from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Global Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Fellowship program – is evidence …

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Navy Medicine Research and Development Enterprise

By Capt. John W. Sanders III, MC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center Sailors and Marines are stationed or deployed around the world and face many challenges while performing their duties.   Navy biomedical researchers are conducting many studies to assess these challenges and develop methods or products to enhance force health protection. Our research teams work on many projects in areas such as …

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Five ‘Super Forces’ That Will Impact You and the Future of Heart Health

By Cmdr. H.A. Tetteh “Heart Health Month,” provides an opportunity to raise awareness for both men and women about health, wellness, prevention of heart disease, and highlight the five super forces that will dramatically impact the future of heart health. Indeed, health is a topic that is dear to my own heart and, as a naval cardiothoracic surgeon, raising awareness …

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