What are the Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt & Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilisation Among Army Active Duty Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt and Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilization Among Army Active Duty Soldiers. Background Little is known about long-term prescription opioid utilisation in the Military Health System. The objectives of this study were to examine predictors of any prescription opioid receipt, and predictors of long-term opioid utilisation among active… Read More

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Is Tourniquet Use Associated with Limb Loss following Military Lower Extremity Arterial Trauma?

Research Paper Title Tourniquet use is not associated with limb loss following military lower extremity arterial trauma. Background The effect of battlefield extremity tourniquet (TK) use on limb salvage and long-term complications following vascular repair is unknown. This study explores the influence of TK use on limb outcomes in military lower extremity arterial injury. Methods… Read More

Recognising Common Hand & Wrist Injuries

When it comes to the military, even minor injuries to the hands and arm can have alarming consequences on a soldier’s ability to train and serve. When the dominant hand is negatively impacted by an injury, forget about it. Whether you are at boot camp or training for one, don’t miss this quick guide to… Read More

(UK) Military Family Children & the Impact of PTSD

Research Paper Title Exploring the impact of parental post-traumatic stress disorder on military family children: A review of the literature. Background The number of UK service personnel who have a diagnosis of PTSD is unclear, but there has been a recent increase in referrals to services for PTSD symptomology. It is imperative to understand the… Read More

Discussing the FOCUS Programme

Research Paper Title The FOCUS Family Resilience Programme: An Innovative Family Intervention for Trauma and Loss. Abstract This article describes the core principles and components of the FOCUS Program, a brief intervention for families contending with single or multiple trauma or loss events. It has been administered nationally to thousands of military family members since… Read More

Military Trauma: A Concept

Research Paper Title Soldiers Can Take It – A Conceptual Analysis of Trauma. Purpose This article will analyse the concept of trauma and illustrate distinctions between accepted definitions and actual meaning. For populations at high risk for exposure to traumatic situations, such as Special Operations Forces (SOF) and deployed military personnel, delineating the beliefs and… Read More

Research: Severe Stress, Reactions & Management

Research Paper Title Normal and Pathological Reactions to Severe Stress: Their Features and Management. Abstract It is unethical and incompetent to deny the scale and nature of human reactions to trauma. Those who provide care for victims of trauma should be familiar with normal and pathological reactions following trauma and know how to identify those… Read More