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

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EMT Certification & US Military Medical Technicians

Research Paper Title An Assessment of National EMT Certification Among Enlisted Military Medics. Background Navy Hospital Corpsmen (HMs) are the Navy equivalent to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) both in-garrison and on the battlefield. In 2000, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education Agenda for the Future highlighted the need for a single certification agency to provide… Read More

Outcomes of Emergency Department Wounds Managed by Combat Medics

Research Paper Title Emergency Department Wounds Managed by Combat Medics: A Case Series. Background Combat medics are an integral part of their unit helping to conserve the fighting strength. Minor wounds are a common problem in the deployed settings that affect a soldier’s ability to partake in operations. While the medics often manage wound care,… 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

Ultrasound Accuracy & Military Medical Technicians

Research Paper Title Is Point-of-care Ultrasound Accurate and Useful in the Hands of Military Medical Technicians? A Review of the Literature. Abstract Over the past decade, point-of-care ultrasound (US) use by non-physician providers has grown substantially. The purpose of this article was to: Summarise the literature evaluating military medics’ facility at US; More clearly define… Read More