Navy Medicine Community

Pacific Partnership: Resounding Success of Coastal Medicine Initiative in Da Nang, Vietnam

By Cmdr. Ken Walters, Royal Australian Navy, medical planner aboard USNS Mercy When the Coastal Medicine Initiative was conceptualized as a result of discussions with Da Nang People’s Committee during the pre-deployment site survey, a number of strategic and operational planners considered that the initiative was not conducive to meeting the objectives and ideals that a Pacific Partnership mission embraces …

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Pacific Partnership 2015: A personal look at conducting the Coastal Medicine Initiative in Da Nang, Vietnam

By Cmdr. Lisa Kelty, Mass Casualty Director for Pacific Partnership 2015 aboard USNS Mercy From May-September 2015, I was deployed as an emergency medicine physician on board the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15). PP15 was a remarkable collaboration of multiple military and non-military organizations such among the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, University …

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Back to School Injuries

By Cmdr. John Brooks, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, Lovell Federal Health Care Center One area that public health providers play a large role in is health promotion. Health promotion ranges from disease prevention to health promoting changes in lifestyle to general injury prevention strategies.  As we enter the time of year when children are returning to school, backpack awareness is …

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Fair Winds and Following SMEE’s

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (EXW) Lazara Y. Medina, Preventive Medicine Technician (PMT), assigned to the Department of Public Health for Continuing Promise 2015 Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Medina is responsible for force health protection and public health education. One of the questions I am asked frequently is “What exactly is it that you do”? The best answer I have learned …

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Home Health – Unique to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay

By Lt. Cmdr. Janice White, NC Working in the Military Health system can provide opportunities to see the world and work in areas not common to civilian counterparts. However, one aspect of working at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO), on an isolated base on the coast of mainland Cuba, gives Navy Nurses and Hospital Corpsman the opportunity to provide …

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