Inside Navy Medicine

Preventing TBI for all Ages

By Suzanne G. Martin, Senior Scientist/Clinical Psychologist with Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and it’s a great time for outdoor sports and summer fun. Unfortunately, it is also a time when summer activities can sometimes lead to serious injuries – like a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Justin Schneider

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) Justin P. Schneider, Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute One of the greatest opportunities I have had in my naval career has been to serve as a hospital corpsman assigned with Marines as a company line corpsman. I am trusted to treat and care for Marines on a daily basis. From a training evolution, to …

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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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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Corps 145th Birthday

On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 145 years of service, providing the very best care our nation can offer to those who have sacrificed to defend our freedom. On March 3, 1871, the 41st congress enacted the naval appropriations act, establishing the Medical …

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What does a Navy Hospital Corpsman know about the Heart?

By Lt. Louis Streb, RN, MSN, Instructor, Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program, Medical Education and Training Campus Editors Note: This story was originally posted February 16,2016 and was updated February 23,2016. Marines know when they’re sent to the front lines, a U.S. Navy corpsman will be right there with them.Hospital corpsmen, better known as ‘DOC,’ are Navy enlisted basic medical specialists under …

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