Tag Archives: concussion

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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Increasing Public Knowledge about Brain Injuries

  By Cmdr. Randy Reese, head of Navy Medicine’s traumatic brain injury programs Editor’s note: Throughout March 2016, Navy Medicine is focused on brain injury awareness. To begin the conversation, we asked Cmdr. Randy Reese, head of Navy Medicine’s traumatic brain injury programs, to discuss how Navy Medicine helps patients recover from traumatic and mild brain injury. Reese is refining …

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

By Lt. Ana Soper, MSC, neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a significant impact in advancing the science on traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research on military-related TBI is far from over, however; we are just beginning to gain a greater understanding of topics such as blast-related TBI or schedule of return to activity …

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The Brain and Concussion: Protect Your Strongest Weapon

By Capt. Jack Tsao, director, traumatic brain injury programs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and therefore an opportunity to discuss the current state of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the Navy. Let’s start with some TBI basics! Where do you think most Sailors and Marines sustain TBIs? If you guessed that the vast majority …

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Tips for Making a Comeback After Traumatic Brain Injury

By Lt. Ana Soper, PhD, staff neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C. March is Brain Injury Awareness month, and a time to remember our service members and their families affected by brain injury. As an active duty Navy neuropsychologist working with those affected by TBI,  I’ve developed several tips to help service members and their loved ones during their recovery: 1) …

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