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The 5:1 Feedback ratio is an effective Trusted Care tool aimed at ensuring respectful teamwork among healthcare providers, and plays a key role in ensuring patient safety. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Mahler) 5:1 feedback improves medical care
Criticism can be a bitter but necessary pill to swallow for medical Airmen. Because patient safety is top priority, Air Force medical groups use a 5:1 feedback ratio. The 5:1 feedback ratio is an important Trusted Care tool, emphasizing respectful teamwork among healthcare providers.
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2018
Then-Maj. Debora Lehker, who previously served as a reserve Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) nurse, comforts a wounded Canadian army soldier Feb. 14 2010, aboard a C-130 Hercules on an emergency airlift between Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Currently a lieutenant colonel, Lehker serves as a reserve commander at the 752nd Medical squadron at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., as well as a civilian nurse and educator. (Courtesy photo) Always there: Air Force Reserve strengthens a ready medical force
Balancing military and civilian roles, Air Force Reserve medics enhance Air Force Medical Service capabilities.
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2018
Maj. Stacy Carr, nurse anesthetist, 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., prepares a simulated patient for surgery April 19, 2018 during the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) field confirmation exercise here. The confirmation exercise is evaluating the tactics, techniques and procedures of EMEDS operations during a domestic U.S. contingency such as a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mary McHale) AFNORTH surgeon general team evaluates DSCA medical response capabilities
Two members of Air Forces Northern’s Surgeon General’s office are watching months of their planning efforts unfold here during an Expeditionary Medical Support confirmation field exercise, April 16-21, as they evaluate the 81st Medical Group’s response to simulated tornado aftermath.
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2018
Kambri Kulikowski, who had to get a gastrostomy tube surgically inserted at 3 weeks old, loves stuffed animals, said her parents, Kortni and Capt. Jeremy Kulikowski, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center cyber mobile command and control systems officer. Kambri, who was diagnosed with duplication syndrome, which affects her heart, swallowing and speech and motor skills development, kisses the stuffed rabbit that Jeremy and Kortni were inspired to create with toy medical devices for the patients at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, April 12, 2018.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Audrey Jensen) Baby’s diagnosis inspires cause
Life went as expected for Kortni Kulikowski during all nine months of her pregnancy, and when her daughter, Kambri, was born in 2017, she was a healthy 9-pound, 21-inch baby. Everything seemed fine until she and her husband saw their daughter for the first time.
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2018
United States Coast Guard Heath Service Technician Third Class Annice Hand (front), checks the amount of oxygen in the blood of a young patient alongside Major Vashun Rodriguez a flight surgeon assigned to the 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, at the Kivalina Clinic, Kivalina, Alaska, April 17, 2018. Military personnel supporting Arctic Care 2018 accomplished critical mission training while providing medical, dental, optometry and veterinary care for underserved villages in the Maniillaq Service Area April 16-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Joseph Simms) Reservist’s provide medical care for underserved regions of Alaska through Arctic Care 2018
A joint and multinational contingent of Reservists kicked off Arctic Care 2018, an Innovative Readiness Training Exercise based out of Kotzebue, Alaska, April 16, 2018.
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2018
Then Senior Airman Kaitlyn Callahan, 341st Medical Operations Squadron physical medicine technician, poses for a photo in Malmstrom Air Force Base’s clinic, July 2017. Her focus on patient-centered Trusted Care is why she was one of the 12 Airmen recognized by the Air Force as Outstanding Airman of the Year for 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo) One Airman thinks big for better patient care
Being the youngest ranking active duty Airman in the small clinic at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, does not stop Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Callahan from exceeding expectations to deliver the best patient care.
0 4/19
2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Khaliha Love, left, and Senior Airman Glen Snyder, medics assigned to the 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, treat a “patient” during the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) field confirmation exercise facility build-up portion at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 17, 2018. The exercise evaluates the tactics, techniques, and procedures of EMEDS during a domestic operation such as a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mary McHale) Airmen treat "patient" during EMEDS exercise
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Khaliha Love, left, and Senior Airman Glen Snyder, medics assigned to the 81st Medical Group, Keesler Air Force Base, treat a “patient” during the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) field confirmation exercise facility build-up portion at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, April 17, 2018. The exercise evaluates the tactics,
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2018
(from left) Capt. Joseph Migliuri, 92nd Medical Group pediatrician, Capt. Neal Alexander, 92nd MDG maternal child flight nurse manager, and Airman 1st Class Levi Brown, 92nd MDG aerospace medical technician, review patient medical records prior to an appointment at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., April 4, 2018. The pediatric team has implemented a new concept of operations: rewarding, efficiency, setting priorities and empowering team members, or RESET, to their system of patient care. Virtual appointments are offered to allow patients to receive the care they need from doctors without having to visit the clinic and has also allowed doctors to have more time to see more patients per day (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Laine) RESET improves pediatric care
The 92nd Medical Group Pediatric Clinic implemented a new concept of operations: rewarding, efficiency, setting priorities and empowering team members, or RESET, to their system of patient care.
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2018
TRICARE is changing. Are you ready? Introducing Qualifying Life Events: Changes in your life may mean changes to your TRICARE options
When life changes for you and your family, your TRICARE options may also change. With TRICARE, certain life events (like moving due to a permanent change of station, getting married or divorced, adopting or having a baby, becoming Medicare eligible or losing health coverage) are called Qualifying Life Events (QLEs).
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2018
Senior Airman Dean Adamczyk, 11th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, places a tourniquet onto Staff Sgt. Michael Wilson, Air Force Legal Operations Agency paralegal, during a bleeding control kit training session at the base theater on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 29, 2018. During the training, personnel learned hands-on lifesaving skills utilizing resources located in each bleeding control kit. Each included gloves, gauze, trauma dressing, sheers, tourniquets and easy-to-follow instructions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott) Stop the bleed
Everybody has the capacity to help somebody. That singular concept is the launching point for the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, a joint effort between the federal agencies and civilian organizations in response to Presidential Policy Directive 8.
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2018
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