Comparing Topical Antimicrobials with Silver-nylon Dressings for Military Burn Casualties

Research Paper Title The Use of a Silver-Nylon Dressing During Evacuation of Military Burn Casualties. Background The military has used silver-nylon dressings as a topical antimicrobial on combat-related burns for the past 15 years. However, their clinical efficacy and associated risks have not been evaluated. Herein, the authors document our experience with the use of… Read More

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What is the Naval Service Casualty Cell (NSCC)?

What is the NSCC? The Naval Service Casualty Cell (NSCC) acts as the single point of contact and Notifying Authority (NA) for notification, management and tracking of all Naval Service casualties. What is the Role of the NSCC? If an incident occurs, either through accident, operations or natural causes, resulting in a Naval Service casualty… Read More

What was the Number of Medical Evacuations for Active & Reserve Components of the US Armed Forces in 2017?

Report Title Update: Medical evacuations, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2017. Abstract In 2017, a total of 626 medical evacuations of service members from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility were followed by at least one medical encounter in a fixed medical facility outside the operational theatre. There were more medical evacuations… Read More

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel who have been Discharged due to a Spinal Injury (2001 to 2014)?

Between 01 January 2001 and 31 December 2014: 23,558 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged, Of which a minimum of 44 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal or contributory cause of “spinal injury”. Of these, a minimum of 12 personnel were also medically discharged with a cause of “paralysis from injury”. Points… Read More

French Navy: What is the Impact of Minor Surgery Emergencies in an Isolated Sea-Based Environment?

Research Paper Title Impact of Minor Surgery Emergencies in Isolated Sea-Based Environment: The French Navy Experience. Background The aim of this article was to determine whether some of the urgent (<24 hours) medical evacuations (MEDEVACs) (from French Navy surface ships in isolated situations but with an embarked medical officer) of patients suffering from minor surgical… Read More

USAF: PTSD & Aeromedical Evacuation Nurses & Technicians

Research Paper Title Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in United States Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Nurses and Technicians. Background Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATT) are specialised military medical personnel who provide high-acuity care in an aeromedical environment. Methods The rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms was assessed in CCATT personnel and their rates were compared… Read More

Comparing Combat Medical Evacuation

Research Paper Title Combat MEDEVAC: A comparison of care by provider type for en route trauma care in theatre and 30-day patient outcomes. Background Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) is the movement and en route care of injured and medically compromised patients by medical care providers via helicopter. Military MEDEVAC platforms provide lifesaving interventions that improve survival… Read More