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Maj. Shane Runyon (right), Baltimore’s Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program deputy director, and Master Sgt. Sean Patterson, a respiratory therapist and superintendent of C-STARS Baltimore, set up for patient arrival at the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, June 13, 2018. The U.S. Air Force’s C-STARS Baltimore program partners with the R Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center to ensure medical Airmen train on the latest trauma care techniques. These techniques prepare medical Airmen to treat trauma patients in a deployed setting. (Courtesy photo) Baltimore C-STARS partnership prepares Airmen for battlefield medicine
Civilian partnerships are a vital readiness resource for the Air Force Medical Service, refreshing medics on trauma skills and taking lessons learned to deliver life-saving trauma care downrange. The Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills program in Baltimore, Maryland, prepares medical Airmen for deployment through immersive training at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
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Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare
With the goal of efficiency and innovation in mind, the 49th Medical Group has developed a combined clinic initiative, grouping annual medical requirements into one appointment at one location.
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2018
David Loftus, medical officer and principal investigator space biometrics research branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., meets with members of the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., June 1, 2018. NASA and David Grant USAF Medical Center are meeting for a potential collaboration between the two organizations to help in future space exploration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese) NASA visits Travis for potential collaboration
Representatives from NASA visited David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, California, June 1, 2018, in hopes of establishing research collaboration leading to advances in medical support for deep space missions as well as warfighters.
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Tech. Sgt. Shanae Gallashaw, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron critical care technician, and 1st Lt. Megan Huntley, 99th Medical Squadron pediatric nurse, practice proper first aid techniques using a tourniquet during the Stop the Bleed course at Mike O' Callaghan Military Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 22, 2018. The University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Nellis Air Force Base have partnered to teach approximately 40 Stop the Bleed instructors to educate members of the community on crisis care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie) Stop the Bleed teaches crisis care
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and Nellis Air Force Base, have partnered to teach approximately 40 Stop the Bleed instructors to educate members of the community on crisis care.
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Maj. Steven Pirie, a Canadian Armed Forces nurse assigned to a Joint Theater Trauma System Team at Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, prepares to depart the base to deliver point-of-injury training to medics in the field. Pirie served with Air Force medics, helping coordinate care across coalition forces.  (Courtesy photo) Canadian nurse partnered with USAF to save lives in Afghanistan
Maj. Steven Pirie was assisting with brain surgery on a young Afghan girl at Kandahar Airfield,
0 6/29
2018
STAFFEX 18-4 Fourth AF Joint Task Force HQ STAFFEX highlights African humanitarian assistance mission
Ninth Air Force held its fourth Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) June 18 through 22 since being tasked by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to stand up an Air Force Joint Task Force (JTF)-capable headquarters.
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New Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment is displayed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 20, 2018. An Expeditionary Medical Systems exercise was conducted to test new collective protection equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal) 633rd MDSS tests new Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment
The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office partnered with representatives from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to conduct an exercise testing new joint expeditionary collective protection tent systems at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20, 2018.
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An assembled Expeditionary Medical Support System during Exercise Maroon Surge on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 7, 2018. Distinguished host nation visitors observed Airmen from the 86th Medical Group lead simulated ambulance loading and unloading with partner nation forces. The visitors also received a tour of an EMEDS, from the diagnosis room to the surgery room. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) EMEDS Training at Exercise Maroon Surge
To project forward medical capability into deployed settings, the Air Force uses Expeditionary Medical Support System.
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Col. Joseph DuBose, trauma surgeon and director of the Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) Baltimore, and Master Sgt. Shane Patterson, a respiratory therapist and superintendent of C-STARS Baltimore, receive a report on an incoming patient at the Trauma Resuscitation Unit (TRU) at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, June 13, 2018. The U.S. Air Force’s C-STARS Baltimore program partners with the R Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center to ensure medical Airmen train on the latest trauma care techniques. These techniques prepare medical Airmen to treat trauma patients in a deployed setting. (Courtesy photo) Readiness, trauma at heart of C-STARS Baltimore partnership
The Air Force Medical Service partners with civilian trauma centers to provide additional opportunities for Air Force medics to maintain readiness and clinical currency on skills needed during deployment. One such partnership is with the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland, through the Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills.
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Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Sherrill, an aerospace medical technician, 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, poses for a photo in the clinic, June 19, 2018. Sherrill discusses how the guidance of more experienced medical Airmen have improved her capabilities to deliver care downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) “Not just blood pressure machines”: Airman prepares young medics for deployment
Air Force medical technicians are often called upon to stretch their training, skills, and capabilities in support of combat operations. Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Sherrill is no exception.
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