Combat & Casualty Care

Q2 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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Page 3 of 39 2 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2016 complimentary subscription | Scan the code to sign up now! T he real possibility of deploying more U.S. forces to troubled regions raises the prospect of more soldiers being wounded in combat. What allows our country to carry the mantle of "the world's greatest fighting force" is not just our men and women in uniform and the weapons they carry, but also the countless number of medics, battlefield surgeons and aides and the technology at their disposal to minimize battlefield injuries through advanced machinery, improved training, and medical simulation. The Summer 2016 issue of Combat & Casualty Care offers a key interview with COL David Gibson, Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) & Medical Acquisition Consultant to The Surgeon General, which delves into USAMMA's massive reach in terms of medical supplies and equipment, and the process by which the agency fields this material in preparation for battlefield and post-combat use. This issue also features a spotlight on USAMMA innovations, including digital imaging storage, vital signs simulators and a new junctional tourniquet to combat hemorrhage-related trauma, a leading cause of death on the battlefield. In addition, C&CC takes a hard look at specific types of infirmities that aff lict combatants, specifically traumatic brain injury (TBI). In this area, we examine both treatment and prevention of TBI, as documented by the U.S. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, as well as the relationship between massive blood loss and long-term conditions that result from the physical trauma that is TBI. From a training perspective, the topic of medical simulation is in sharp focus at the U.S. Navy Trauma Training Center (NTTC), a branch of Navy Medicine (NAVMED), where the importance and benefit of virtual integration with real- world scenarios are an integral part of combat-ready medic preparation. In an exclusive interview with BG Michael O' Guinn, Commander, Medical Readiness and Training Command, C&CC looks at the overall readiness of the medical force, and how perpetual training and preparation can go a long way toward minimizing the controllable factors that so often result in an escalation of injury severity in combat scenarios. As always, please feel free to provide comment and suggestions. Happy reading! 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 Proud Members Tactical Defense Media Publications Kevin Hunter Editor Combat & Casualty Care Christian Sheehy Managing Editor Tactical Defense Media Cathy Kieserman Office Administrator Tactical Defense Media Sonia Bagherian Publisher Tactical Defense Media Scott Sharon Copy Editor Tactical Defense Media Ellie Collins Circulation Coordinator Tactical Defense Media DOUBLE ISSUE ISSN: 2159-7103 | Online ISSN: 2159-7197

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