Tag Archives: Medical Readiness

Comfort Deployment 2019: A Nurse’s Journey

By: LCDR Kim Hendricks, NC, USN LCDR Hendricks is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Lt. Cmdr. Kim Hendricks, a nurse assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), holds a child at a temporary medical treatment site in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 20, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in …

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Sickle Cell and Recruit Training

 By Lt. Ian Lang, internist, Naval Hospital Beaufort Parris Island in S.C. is home to one of two U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depots (MCRD), where approximately 20,000 Marine recruits train annually. While this training includes the familiar ropes, bars, and inclined walls, there is another, much more subtle obstacle to the training process: the recruit blood screen. Of the several …

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