Combat & Casualty Care

Q4 2016

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enables deployed medics, physician assistants, and physicians to solicit advice from infectious diseases specialists assigned to Medical Centers (MEDCENS). The typical consultation includes a case presentation consisting of the history of the present illness, physical exam findings, etc. Oftentimes, providers will attach photographs of relevant exam (e.g. rash) or microscopic findings (e.g. questionable malaria on a blood smear). "Once the on-call physician replies to the consultation, it is fair game for other infectious disease docs to weigh in with their opines" said Zapor. "What ensues is a back-and- forth dialogue between the deployed provider and the consultants consisting of recommendations, updates, and so forth. Thus, no matter how remote a deployed provider may be and no matter how limited the resources, expert consultation is just an email away." According to COL Zapor, the success of the OCID course is paradoxically its biggest challenge. "The requests from units exceed the availability of our faculty. Consequently, we have to limit the course offerings to one 3 day iteration per month and one 5 day iteration per quarter. Additionally, we have to screen the requests and prioritize them based on need and urgency." Zapor added "We are continuously looking at ways to improve course content and delivery, including recorded lectures and a handbook. Our faculty has substantial expertise in tropical and other infectious diseases that we want to leverage to the benefit of the deployed provider." For more information on the course and availability, please contact the Deputy Director for Operations, OCID - Mr. Douglas Davis at usarmy.detrick.medcom-wrair.mbx.ocid@mail.mil. Classroom in Okinawa, Japan for the students with the 1st Battalion / 1st Special Forces Group. (Airborne) January 23rd - 25th, 2017 | Washington, D.C. w w w . O p e r a t i o n a l E n e r g y S u m m i t . c o m ACTIVE MILITARY & GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES REGISTER AT NO COST Enabling Global Power Projection: Operational Energy Summit Strategies to Provide Robust, Flexible Energy Solutions for the Future Force SPEAKERS ENERGIZINGTHE CONVERSATION Mr. Jack Surash Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability) ASA IE&E Mr. James Caley Director for Operational Energy DASN Energy Colonel Brian Magnuson Director, Expeditionary Energy Office (E2O) USMC Ryan Umstattd, PhD Senior Commercialization Advisor, ARPA-E U.S. Department of Energy Ashok Kumar, PhD Senior S&T Manager U.S. Army ERDC Prof. Stephen B. Bayne Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Texas Tech University COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION www.tacticaldefensemedia.com | scan the code to sign up now! 9–13 APRIL 2017 / EXPO: 11–13 APRIL 2017 ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, USA DEFENSE + COMMERCIAL SENSING DEFENSE + SECURITY COMMERCIAL + SCIENTIFIC SENSING AND IMAGING TWO MAJOR SYMPOSIA: www.spie.org/2017DCS CALL FOR PAPERS www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 24 | Combat & Casualty Care | Winter 2016/2017

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