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  • BATDOK improves, tailors to deployed medical Airmen

    For more than three years, researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory have continuously refined the Battlefield Assisted Trauma Distributed Observation Kit, or BATDOK, improving how combat medics deliver care in austere environments using an adaptable smartphone program.
  • New training prepares Airmen to save lives

    Airmen are “arming up” their life-saving skills with Tactical Combat Casualty Care, also known as TCCC. TCCC is a standardized course created to equip every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine with the basic skills to save lives in combat operations. Replacing the Air Force’s Self Aid and Buddy Care Program, TCCC teaches Airmen to treat injuries until medical care arrives.
  • USCENTCOM’s medical exchange supports global readiness

    “Injury Prevention to Rehabilitation, Enhancing Military Medical Capabilities” was the theme during USCENTCOM’s biennial Medical Security Cooperation Exchange, April 2 - 5. Senior medical officials from eighteen coalition and partner nations representing the Middle East and Central Asian regions, as well as Europe, attended the event to exchange information to enhance medical capabilities in support of missions including disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and combat and peacekeeping operations.
  • Beale Medical Group restructures organization of Family Health Clinic

    The 9th Medical Group recently executed a restructure of its Family Health Clinic to create two units of focused care: active duty beneficiaries and all other beneficiaries.
  • Project ECHO: Using telehealth to maintain a ready medical force

    The Air Force Medical Service uses telehealth to make it easier for primary care providers to consult with specialists, creating additional learning opportunities for medical Airmen and improving patient care. Project ECHO (short for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) was developed by the University of New Mexico. The AFMS began using a modified version in 2012 to improve the ability to connect medical Airmen with specialty providers at other military treatment facilities.
  • AF Surgeon General visits RAF Lakenheath

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, surgeon general of the Air Force, and Chief Master Sgt. Steven Cum, chief of medical enlisted force and enlisted corps chief, visited the 48th Medical Group here, Feb. 28, 2019.
  • Medical helps prevent the flu amongst service members

    The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical supply chain procured 3.4 million influenza vaccine doses for service members around the world during the 2018-2019 Influenza Season.
  • AF Surgeon General visits Wild Weasels

    Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, visits Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 30, 2019.
  • Virtual training platform maintains, improves military surgeon’s skills

    It is vital for medical Airmen to continuously maintain and improve their skills. To access more training opportunities, military surgeons are looking to virtual training platforms. The Air Force is working with sister services to study a virtual training platform called Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills, or C-SATS. C-SATS provides specialized training for surgeons to further improve their specialized skills.
  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements. “Space is no longer a neutral, docile domain,” said Col. Walter “Sparky” Matthews, AFSPC Command Surgeon. “It has become a contested environment where many state and non-state actors actively seek to disrupt U.S. space capability.”
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