Combat & Casualty Care

Q4 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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INSIGHTS ISSN: 2159-7103 | Online ISSN: 2159-7197 Published by Tactical Defense Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden. ©2016 Tactical Defense Media publications are free to members of the U.S. military, employees of the U.S. government, non-U.S. foreign service based in the U.S. and defense contractors. All TDM publications are sent electronically to international readers. Mailing Address Tactical Defense Media, Inc. PO Box 12115 Silver Spring, MD 20908-0115 USA Telephone: (301) 974-9792 Fax: (443) 637-3714 Tactical Defense Media Publications Proud Members COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION | scan the code to sign up now! In support of the global mission that DoD is undertaking to secure American interests in a multi-threat world, U.S. combat medics and medical personnel are prepared to risk life and limb in support of their fellow personnel, doing so with a confident grace. It is in this vein that Tactical Defense Media dedicates the Winter 2016/2017 issue of its Combat & Casualty Care publication to the well-being of those who serve. Leading off is a look at the single largest military healthcare system records-keeping overhaul in history. In an exclusive interview with Ms. Stacy Cummings, Program Executive Office Defense Healthcare Management Systems (PEO DHMS), we get a clearer picture regarding PEO DHMS' role in oversight of a $4.3 billion effort to deliver a modernized, interoperable electronic health record for active servicemembers and their families, as well as veterans. As an integrated system, the program, referred to as MHS GENESIS, is intended to facilitate safe transition of care across the spectrum of military operations to include garrison, operational, and en-route care. From point of injury to military treatment facilities, patients' health record will be available to providers. This issue's Commander's Corner interview spotlights the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) optimizes techniques in casualty care to maximize positive outcomes. An interview with Col (Dr.) Shawn Nessen, Commander, USAISR, speaks to current critical focal efforts including tourniquets and blood utilization on the battlefield, research on blood transfusion for point of trauma application, and advances in burn trauma treatment, to name a few. To continue in a research vein, the latest in U.S. Defense Advanced Projects Agency medical capabilities study offers a look into DARPA's ongoing work with interactive brain to robotic arm sensory connectivity for achieving movement in cases of limb paralysis or amputation. From a mobile care perspective, readers gain insight into the targeted training conducted by the U.S. Army Medical Department in providing realistic training for flight paramedic personnel. Employing state-of-the-art simulation tools in real-world application scenarios, the course prepares active, reserve and Guard medical professionals to address the challenges of administering care amidst the challenges of medical evacuation. This issue also shines a light on Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Silver Spring, MD, specializing in among many areas, the study of infectious diseases on deployed troops in theater. As such, the Institute offers an Operational Clinical Infectious Disease (OCID) Course for deploying personnel to prepare them for avoiding and treating symptoms related to infectious diseases endemic to certain global regions. As always, we welcome any comments or suggestions. Happy reading! Kevin Hunter Editor Armor & Mobility Christian Sheehy Managing Editor Tactical Defense Media Jittima Saiwongnuan Graphic Designer Tactical Defense Media Sonia Bagherian Publisher Tactical Defense Media Cathy Kieserman Office Administrator Tactical Defense Media 2 | Combat & Casualty Care | Winter 2016/2017

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