Navy Medicine Features

I Joined the Navy for Adventure – I got all that and more

By Capt. Tom Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Brain Recovery Center, Camp Lejeune Editor’s Note: We wrap up Brain Injury Awareness Month with a note from the director of the Marine and Sailor Concussion Recovery Center.  A board certified neurologist, Capt. Johnson has deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned to evaluate the care provided to service …

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I am Navy Medicine: Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent

Editors Note: As Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Wentlent is competing in the 2015 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year competition on March 30, 2016. The winner of that competition will be meritoriously promoted to chief petty officer. Joining the Navy was by far the best decision I made as an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale, LCSW

By Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale Editor’s note: Throughout March, we’re honoring the important contributions of Navy social workers. Our social workers connect Sailors, Marines and their family members with the care and support they need. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Ragsdale is U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s resident subject matter expert in community systems and psychological trauma. A Licensed …

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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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