The Fall 2018 issue of Combat & Casualty Care sheds light on challenges in sustaining current day U.S. military force health. Unique initiatives are pushing greater automation in surgical care and holistic combat trauma treatment from facility to front line.
Exclusive to C&CC: LTG Nadja West, Army Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command, on Army and Joint DoD efforts to enhance operational medicine through skills sustainment.
- The Defense Health Agency (DHA) is ensuring the Military Health System (MHS) extends to contingency and combat-theater operations
- Dr. (COL) Donald Algeo, Pain Management Specialist, Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC), Ft. Bragg, NC, is working to target and mitigate the effects of long-term opiate use
- PM for Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems (JOMIS), PEO Defense Healthcare Management Systems (DHMS) on modernizing medical command and control and situational awareness
- COL Jerome Buller, Commander, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) speaks to focus areas at DoD’s only officially-designated Burn Center
- MAJ Nathaniel Miletta (Dr.), Chief, Laser Surgery and Scar Center (LSSC), Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), and the latest treatment for scarring wound trauma
- Dr. Joseph Caravalho Jr., President and CEO, Henry M. Jackson Foundation on partnering with DoD to advance military medicine
- U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is implementing the latest in freeze-dried blood plasma for field casualty hemorrhage response
- The Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute (DMRTI) is a DHA tri-service organization offering training joint medical readiness