Combat & Casualty Care

Q2 2016

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Page 22 of 39 Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2016 | 21 Medical Readiness Training Integration Enhanced Pneumothorax Needle Burn and Wound Dressing RTK EPN Part No. HHEPN01. For sale to licensed health care professionals only. NSN Pending. Response TK Windlass Tourniquet ® Military Grade. Battle Tested. ™ Fill your frst aid kit with these proven products. We take the worry out of critical care so you can take care of business. Clear Cool ™ and Joint medical force capabilities to provide seamless medical care from point of injury through the Military Healthcare System (MHS) to definitive treatment and recovery. This exercise program coupled with the use of JLLIS for recording observations and extensive after-action collaboration with Army and Joint medical proponents provides the ideal testbed to test, refine, validate and streamline expeditionary medical training across the Army and Joint service components. Each year, observations from this program provide initial entry and sustainment medical training proponents relevant and objective data to evaluate the effectiveness of their current training programs and often identifies opportunities for streamlining medical training across the Army and the Joint force. C&CC: What are some of the key accomplishments and challenges MRTC has achieved/is addressing going forward in 2016 and beyond? BG O'Guinn: Since our designation as a JNTC accredited program in 2012, the MRTC has continued to advance Army and Joint medical training through the employment of innovative and cutting edge medical training technologies and techniques across the live-virtual-constructive-gaming (L-V-C-G) domains. This past year, the quality collective training provided by the Global Medic program led to its designation as the Joint Staff Surgeon's host for the largest bilateral exercise between the United States and the United Kingdom called Combined Joint Atlantic Serpent (CJAS). The CJAS exercise enabled U.S. and U.K. forces to integrate personnel at the ward level in the combat support hospitals as well as select staff officers and NCOs in the exercise medical brigade. This integration followed a lead-nation construct, which in this exercise meant U.K. forces followed U.S. protocol and procedures. This training helps maintain proficiency in integrating and operating with partner nations that was established and honed at the Camp Bastion hospital in Afghanistan. In that hospital, U.S. forces augmented the U.K. medical facility with the U.K. serving as the lead nation. Interoperability with coalition partners is a tenet of the Chairman of the Joint Chief 's of Staff recently published Joint Concept for Health Services, and the MRTC is helping to lead this effort. Going forward in FY17, the MRTC is going to undergo a radical reorganization and expansion that will result in additional capabilities and capacity to provide timely, tailored and relevant L-V-C-G medical training for the Army and the Joint medical force. We are going to f latten the organization while significantly increasing the number of OC/Ts we have assigned. These changes will allow us to be more responsive to growing customer training requests while reducing administrative overhead structure.

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