Tag Archives: Pacific Partnership

Pacific Partnership: Basic First Responder Course in Danang, Vietnam Culminates with Mass Casualty Drill

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Charles Mahan The Basic First Responder Course started with basic first aid training for Vietnamese personnel that would most likely be the first group of people on the scene of any type of casualty, with this course mostly being curtailed to teach about multiple casualties. The training consisted of rapid patient assessment to find injuries, …

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Vietnam Coastal Medicine Initiative a Fitting way to end Pacific Partnership 2015

Cmdr. Gregg Montalto, director of medical operations, USNS Mercy The Vietnam Coastal Medicine Initiative (CMI), which culminated with the CMI drill, was a very fitting way to end Pacific Partnership 2015 and to look toward 2016. As Director of Medical Operations, I find it essential throughout the planning and execution of any mission to always refer back to the mission …

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Pacific Partnership 2015: A personal look at conducting the Coastal Medicine Initiative in Da Nang, Vietnam

By Cmdr. Lisa Kelty, Mass Casualty Director for Pacific Partnership 2015 aboard USNS Mercy From May-September 2015, I was deployed as an emergency medicine physician on board the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) in support of Pacific Partnership 2015 (PP15). PP15 was a remarkable collaboration of multiple military and non-military organizations such among the U.S. Navy, Royal Australian Navy, University …

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Navy Medicine Restores Sight During Humanitarian Assistance Mission

By Cmdr. Kimberly Davis, director, surgical services, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. As I reflect over my Navy career, the four months onboard USNS Mercy as part of a U.S. Navy humanitarian mission stands out as special memory. In the spring of 2008, the position of department head, ophthalmology, USNS Mercy opened and I jumped at the opportunity to spend …

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Surgeon General’s Corner: Navy Medicine’s Highlights Global Health Engagement

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Our motto in Navy Medicine is “world-class care, anytime, anywhere.” The task we have before us to provide care, whether it is to a forward-deployed Sailor serving at sea, to someone in need during a medical civic assistance project, or developing a vaccine in one of our overseas research labs, …

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