Navy Medicine Features

Joint Army-Navy project measures effects of blast overpressure

By Ben Sherman, Fort Sill Cannoneer FORT SILL, Okla. – The Army and Navy are working on a joint research project to measure the effects of concussion, traumatic brain injury and blast events on military personnel. One area of research is the measurement of blast overpressure, especially related to field artillery, both during combat and training. A research team recently …

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NeuroTrauma Department Seeks to Improve Brain Function

By Dr. Anke Scultetus and Dr. Charles Auker, Naval Medical Research Center NeuroTrauma Department   The NeuroTrauma Department at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) conducts research on a variety of topics pertinent to the protection, care, and resuscitation of combat casualties, primarily those occurring in austere circumstances with anticipated delay to definitive care. The Department maintains three major programs: -The Blast Research Program consists …

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My Darkest Hour

By Ensign Joshua Faulkner, Registered Nurse, Naval Hospital Pensacola April is Donor Awareness Month and the following is my account of how a donor forever changed my family. The minutes seemed like hours as my mind and body were finally succumbing to all that was happening. The reality that my son was closer to death than life had finally set in …

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Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations drill at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton Victim Care Protocols were tested with a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (SAFE) drill on April 10. It’s a drill that everyone who responds to hopes that they never have to do. Candice, the alleged victim, shivering and scared, assisted by a …

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Scrubbing In | Bioskills Simulation Training Center

Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, Paul Ross travels to the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to show how Navy Medicine personnel use simulators to provide realistic training. Paul …

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