Development of an Evidence-based Online Veteran Healthcare Course

Research Paper Title Meeting the needs of the 21st century veteran: Development of an evidence-based online veteran healthcare course. Abstract Over 12% of those living in the United States over the age of 18 years old are veterans and they represent some of the most resilient yet vulnerable populations in the healthcare system (Newport, 2012).… Read More

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What is the Criteria for Transfer to the QARANC?

The criteria for military personnel to be eligible to apply for transfer from their cap badge to the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (QARANC) includes: Medical employment standard: MFD. OPG: B minimum. Conduct: Exemplary. Qualifications: GCSE: Grade A*-C in English, Mathematics, and Science. Alternatives are accepted for GCS English and Maths (L2 qualifications). 120… Read More

Patriotism, Hatred & Bitterness…

“Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” Edith Louisa Cavell (1865 to 1915) A British nurse working in Belgium during World War I. She cared for all the wounded, regardless of nationality, and was greatly criticised by many at the time for assisting the German and Austrian soldiers, when… 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

US Air Force Nursing Personnel & Barriers to Mental Healthcare

Research Paper Title Resilience, Stress, Stigma, and Barriers to Mental Healthcare in U.S. Air Force Nursing Personnel. Background Stigma may deter military service members from seeking mental health (MH) services. Previously, substantial proportions of U.S. Air Force (USAF) registered nurses and medical technicians reported concerns about stigma with accessing MH services; in particular, that unit… Read More

Can We Capitalise on Military Nurse Skills for Second-Career Leadership & Staff Development Roles?

Research Paper Title Capitalising on Military Nurse Skills for Second-Career Leadership and Staff Development Roles. Abstract Nursing continues to face professional workforce and diversity shortage problems. This article advocates for examining an untapped resource – the consideration of applicants for nursing leadership and educational positions in civilian health care organisations. This untapped resource is highly… Read More