Deployable Primary Care: From Regimental Aid Post to Medical Reception Station

Research Paper Title The Medical Reception Station: a new primary care capability for 3 Commando Brigade. Abstract 3 Commando Brigade’s delivery of pre-hospital (Role 1) care has until now largely been based around junior doctors delivering trauma-based resuscitation and limited primary care from small self-contained Regimental Aid Posts (RAPs). With the drawdown of large scale… Read More

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Outlining Military Prehospital Emergency Care

Research Paper Title Military Prehospital Emergency Care: defining and professionalising the levels of care provided along the Operational Patient Care Pathway. Abstract The Defence Medical Services aims to provide gold standard care to ill and injured personnel in the deployed environment and its prehospital emergency care (PHEC) systems have been proven to save lives. The… Read More

Studying THAM Administration to Paediatric Trauma Patients in a Combat Zone

Research Paper Title THAM Administration to Paediatric Trauma Patients in a Combat Zone. Background Paediatric casualties made up a significant proportion of patients during the recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Damage control resuscitation strategies used by military physicians included rapid reversal of metabolic acidosis to mitigate its pathophysiologic consequences, primarily through haemorrhage control… Read More

Linking Smoking & Recovery from Subacromial Pain Syndrome

Research Paper Title The influence of smoking on recovery from subacromial pain syndrome: a cohort from the Military Health System. Background Smoking rates are higher in the military population than in the civilian sector. Smoking is associated with poor prognosis for many musculoskeletal injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of… Read More

Disease & Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries in US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Disease and Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries Evaluated by Emergency Physicians in a US Tertiary Combat Hospital. Background Analysis of injuries during military operations has focused on those related to combat. Non-combat complaints have received less attention, despite the need for many troops to be evacuated for non-battle illnesses in Iraq. This study aims… Read More