Health

Improving Treatment and Prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhea Among Deployed Personnel

Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Recently Cmdr. Ramiro Gutierrez, from the Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Enteric Diseases Department (EDD) spent two weeks in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, as a site investigator supporting field trials aimed at improving the treatment and prevention of travelers’ diarrhea (TD) among deployed personnel. “Joint Task Force-Bravo, located at Soto Cano …

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NAMRU – San Antonio Investigators Develop Portable Ozone Sterilizer

By Roy E. Dory, Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio Combat operations and humanitarian missions often place military clinicians, dentists, and front-line corpsmen in austere conditions. Currently available sterilization systems intended for field use are often bulky and require consumable resources, including chemicals or large sources of energy, which must be transported to the point of use. Recent testing by researchers …

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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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