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  • Strengthening Trusted Care culture in Air Force medicine

    On October 26th, 2017, over 130 leaders across various health care organizations gathered to listen to Lt. Col. Christian Lyons and Lt. Col. Michael Fea speak on Trusted Care’s aim of positioning the Air Force Medical Service as a high reliability organization.

  • Trusted Care vision drives Air Force Medical Service

    Trusted Care is the core of the Air Force Medical Service’s (AFMS) commitment to our patients. It informs everything, from how AFMS providers and staff interact with each other, to how we deliver care, and how we ensure patient safety.

  • Air Force Medical Service takes off with Trusted Care

    Each of the services are doing their part to evolve the Military Health System into a high reliability organization. Trusted Care is the Air Force’s model focused on four high reliability domains – Leadership Engagement, Continuous Process Improvement, Culture of Safety and Patient Centeredness – in

  • Pediatric Nurse speaks up, exemplifies Trusted Care

    Trusted Care is a core component of Air Force medicine. There are nine principles, one of which is speaking up.This is a critical principle, as exemplified by attending pediatric nurse practitioner, Capt. Kelsey Pilcher, in the case of two newborns recently brought into her care.

  • AF Surgeon General, Medical Enlisted Chief visit thunderbolt nation

    Luke Air Force Base welcomed Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, and Chief Master Sgt. George Cum, medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, Oct 11, to meet with Airmen and review operations and renovations at the 56th Medical Group.

  • AF Reserve medics stay sharp with Exercise Avian

    Nearly 100 Citizen Airmen from the 413th Aeromedical Staging Squadron out of Robins Air Force Base, Ga., traveled to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., from Aug. 4-6 to participate in the first-ever Exercise Avian 2017.The exercise trained 413th ASTS members on their ability to medically and

  • Life can be tough, PHAP makes getting help easy

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Brittney Snider began performing medical procedures on her dolls as a young child and started volunteering at her local hospital at age 13. “My mom said when I cared for my babies, I used to put band aids and fake IVs in them,” said Snider. “I just liked

  • Air Force medical research supports en route care mission

    Air Force Medicine is engaged in a wide array of health research and innovation projects to improve how we deliver care to the warfighter. One area where the Air Force Medical System is uniquely suited to conduct research, is improving the way we transport patients, a field where the Air Force has

  • Air Force team keeps healthcare goals on track

    Three teams comprised of members from across the Air Force Medical Service presented some big ideas to sustain Trusted Care on May 5, 2017 to Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, the Air Force Deputy Surgeon General.“Trusted Care, Anywhere” is the goal of the Air Force Medical Service, and the Deliberate

  • Putting the patient at the center of Air Force Medicine

    The Air Force Medical Service is committed to incorporating patients’ needs, preferences and values into their care. This model emphasizes patient centeredness, and that starts with creating a culture where everyone a patient interacts with in the health care space is listening to their

  • Keeping an eye out for patients

    Eyes are one of the most useful tools humans have. They allow people to interact with the world in a way nothing else can and without vision many lives would change forever. Luckily there are skilled individuals ready to safeguard eyesight at a moment’s notice.Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Hubbard, a 354th

  • New Air Force physical therapy fellowship to offer “pinnacle of training”

    A new Air Force Academy fellowship that trains Airmen to be embedded physical therapists recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, in time for the program’s first students to graduate this summer. The first of

  • Expeditionary aeromedical squadron creates mobile ICU

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The intensive care unit that the 455th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron operates out of the back of a C-130J Hercules is a different scene entirely. An intensive care unit is usually a sterile environment, white hospital walls, pristine floors, bright fluorescent