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Corpsmen Talk: Preventing Heat Injuries

By Chief Independent Duty Corpsman Amanda L. McDevitt, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center During my time as a hospital corpsman, I’ve seen numerous heat-related injuries, ranging from mild sunburn to full-blown heat stroke. If you have ever experienced a heat-related injury, you know that it is not fun. What you may not know is that with the right …

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Avoid Becoming a Heat Casualty

By Lt. Mayra Proano, RN, department head acute care area, Naval Hospital Beaufort, Branch Health Clinic Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, we see many heat injuries during the summer months, particularly in the acute care area (ACA) at the Branch Health Clinic (BHC) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island where boot …

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