Combat & Casualty Care

Summer 2017

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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Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio's (NAMRU-SA) Combat Casualty Care and Operational Medicine (CCC&OM) conducts basic and advanced development research focused on expeditionary trauma medicine which encompasses hemorrhage, shock, resuscitation, and stabilization. "Therapies for controlling bleeding as well as investigation of novel resuscitation adjuncts are at the forefront of the directorate's research," said Capt. Montcalm-Smith, NAMRU-SA's commanding officer. The development of advanced en route hypotensive therapeutic resuscitation strategies to stabilize casualties and improve survival is a vital priority. Other capabilities include development of stem cell and immune based therapeutics; and biomedical systems engineering, to design, test and evaluate field medical devices. To accomplish this NAMRU-SA researchers collaborate with the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps, along with industry and universities. "These collaborations identify the best and most promising treatments and technologies to improve combat casualty outcomes," said Amber Mallory, Director of NAMRU-SA's CCC&OM Directorate. "For example, our collaboration with the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center lends an understanding to the utility of spray dried plasma products for treatment of trauma- associated sepsis," said Mallory. NAMRU-SA has also collaborated with the U.S. Air Force 59th Medical Wing and the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in the areas of hematology, blood MAXIMIZING EXPEDITIONARY TRAUMA CARE Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) is located on Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, TX. NAMRU-SA serves as one of Navy Medicine's leading biomedical research and development laboratories and is one of eight subordinate research commands in the global network of laboratories operating under the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC). By NAMRU-SA Public Affairs Mr. Roy Dory, M.S. (front, right), biomedical engineer and Head of NAMRU-SA's Biomedical Systems Engineering and Evaluation Department is also the Principal Investigator for the field-ready portable ozone sterilizer project. Mr. Dory and team member Dr. Luis Martinez prepare to test the prototype. (NAMRU-SA) MAXIMIZING EXPEDITIONARY TRAUMA CARE www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 22 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2017 MOBILE FIELD CARE COMBAT & OPERATIONAL MEDICINE

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