Combat & Casualty Care

Q1 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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tacticaldefensemedia.com 2 | Combat & Casualty Care | Spring 2016 complimentary subscription www.tacticaldefensemedia.com | Scan the code to sign up now! W hile the nation's eyes remain firmly fixed on the presidential race, the men and women in the medical military community continue their critical duties as servicemember doctors and caregivers. With medical technology, and the means to deliver it quickly, innovation is a constant in regards to battlefield medicine. And the future only holds more promise for speedy, highly- advanced additions to the military's medical wing. In the Spring 2016 issue of Combat & Casualty Care, we take a broad look into the worlds of preparation and execution from enhancements to medical simulation bringing the chaos of battlefield response into virtual reality to advances in hemorrhage control, perhaps more critical than any single element of tactical combat casualty care. In an exclusive interview with COL Michael Weber, Commander, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, readers get insight into efforts in surgical and anesthesia training, transfusion ratios, hemostatic bandages, and the role of tranexamic acid in military and civilian trauma, including objectives in sustaining lessons learned through simulation training for 68W combat medics. In the light of technology enabling high-fidelity simulation, combat medics are today better prepared for the realities of casualty response in terms of environmental condition and wound presentation. At the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center, School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland, a visual virtual environment is created with physical, audio and smell elements completing the true combat experience, such as simulated ammunition bursts and associated sounds, burning materials, and even weather-related conditions such as heat and light variation. Looking into the world of unmanned system assets for medical response, we examine some surface and aerial capabilities that may soon change the landscape of emergency medical evacuation during combat action, keeping medics out of harm's way so they can attend to harm that's already been done. From a tourniquet evolutionary perspective, the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR) and Wright State University are working to ensure that quality in newly-introduced tourniquet technologies is maintained while counterfeit capabilities are weeded out. As always we look forward to your comments and thanks for the continued readership, enjoy! Sincerely, Insights is published by Tactical Defense Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden. ©2016 C&CC is free to members of the U.S. military, employees of the U.S. government, emergency responders, institutions, and non-U.S. embassies based in the U.S. Mailing Address Tactical Defense Media, Inc. Leisure World Plaza PO Box 12115 Silver Spring, MD 20908-0115 USA Telephone: (301) 605-7564 Fax: (443) 637-3714 www.tacticaldefensemedia.com circulation@tacticaldefensemedia.com editorial@tacticaldefensemedia.com advertising@tacticaldefensemedia.com Proud Members Tactical Defense Media Publications Kevin Hunter Editor Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book kevin@tacticaldefensemedia.com Christian Sheehy Managing Editor Tactical Defense Media christian@tacticaldefensemedia.com Cathy Kieserman Office Administrator Tactical Defense Media cathy@tacticaldefensemedia.com Sonia Bagherian Publisher Tactical Defense Media soniab@tacticaldefensemedia.com Scott Sharon Editor Tactical Defense Media scott@tacticaldefensemedia.com DOUBLE ISSUE ISSN: 2159-7103 | Online ISSN: 2159-7197

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