The Fall/Winter 2020 edition of Combat & Casualty Care explores virtual and simulation-based operational medicine, and its application from telemedicine to modern robotic surgery.
- CAPT Gordon Wisbach, Director, Robotic Surgery Program & Surgical Director, Bioskills & Simulation Training Center, Naval Readiness and Training Command San Diego, discusses NRTC San Diego’s new Virtual Medical Operations Center (VMOC)
- COL Justin Stewart, Deputy Director, Telemedicine Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), talks about facilitating synchronous (real-time video) and asynchronous (non-real time secure messaging) connectivity by way of the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCC)
- Exclusive interview with COL Mark Stackle, Commander, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR), on the introduction of a new Burn Navigator decision support tool, and novel use of blood products at the point of injury which is revolutionizing the application of combat field care
- Exclusive interview with Col. Peter Learn, Dept. of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD, on the Surgical Critical Care Initiative and readiness adaptations to new realities during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Exclusive interview with COL Sean Hipp, Director, Virtual Medical Center (VMC), Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), Ft. Sam Houston, TX, on the application of a Mobile Medic program leveraging Algorithmic Directed Troop Medical Care (ADTMC) to screen and connect patients via video to clinicians
- Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support is re-supplying respirators, surgical masks and gloves to ensure troops and families are protected through the second wave of COVID-19