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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INSIGHTS ISSN: 2159-7103 | Online ISSN: 2159-7197 Published by Tactical Defense Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly forbidden. ©2017 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 At the core of good medicine is the material that enables proper treatment to occur. In this vein, no medical pun intended, the Summer issue of Combat & Casualty Care (C&CC) offers a look at critical asset procurement, management, and sustainment being done by U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate unit of U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Ft. Detrick, MD. With an emphasis being put on point- of-trauma care, we explore some of the latest capabilities being brought to bear in today's complex world of advanced tactical combat casualty care (TCCC). The Summer 2017 C&CC Medical Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) issue headlines with an exclusive interview from the office of USAMMA Commander COL Lynn Marm, who addresses current and ongoing efforts in research, advanced development, and materiel readiness for Army Medical and overall Military Health System. Perhaps the biggest single advancer of military medical science is feedback in the form of lessons learned in combat and daily operations. Armed with this knowledge, USAMRMC's Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP), Ft. Detrick, directed by Col. Mike Davis, is continually collaborating with wounded servicemembers, through the Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) and civil medical or academic organizations, to better understand best practices when dealing with today's myriad combat injuries. On the combat injury theme, much of what has produced results in enhancing point of trauma care has come from improvements in sharing critical information on the moment to moment status of casualties. A developing application called Medical Hands-free Ultra- Wideband Broadcast or MEDHUB, can automatically capture, store and forward data from medical devices to prepare receiving treatment facilities on the immediate status of incoming casualties. Rounding out this issue is a look at how today's operational medical environment is being streamlined to address health issues both immediate and long term. C&CC takes a look at the work being done daily at the Naval Medical Research Unit- San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) in advancing expeditionary medicine, advancements in medical simulation by the Joint Program Committee-1 (JPC-1) Medical Simulation and Information Sciences Research Program, as well as efforts to improve patient data interoperability in veteran's healthcare being addressed by Dr. Lauren Thompson, Director of the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Interagency Program Office (VA/IPO). As always, we look forward to your comments and appreciate for your continued readership! 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 Ellie Collins Circulation Tactical Defense Media DISCLAIMER: Tactical Defense Media (TDM) is privileged to publish work by members of the military and government personnel. We make a special effort to allow writers to preview their articles before publication, critique our edits, and make changes. TDM typically follows, but is not bound by, the AP Style Guide, and reserves the right to determine the style, including but not limited to capitalizations and other grammatical aspects, except in the cases where the style is dictated by military or w standards and practices. and WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL ANNUAL GEAR GUIDE WARFIGHTERS TACTICAL 2 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2017

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