AFMS recognizes Airmen who are committed to Trusted Care.
SSgt Patience Taylor, an Aerospace Medicine Technician with the 43 MDS at Pope AAF, North Carolina, examined all medical instruments before a procedure and noticed a sealed, non-expired DermaBlade was stained with potential rust and oxidation. She retrieved a new one and performed the procedure. Afterwards, she took the initiative and performed an inventory check to ensure other stock was not affected.
Lt Col Todd Neu, the Mental Health Flight Commander at the 423rd Medical Squadron at Royal Air Force Alconbury, England, was determined to help a family whose child needed speech therapy, but was not covered under their insurance plan. He researched options with the family until he found a personal service contract that covered the therapy. Now Dr. Neu is writing a standard operating procedure that will streamline speech therapy benefits for families in remote geographically separated units.
TSgt Casey Sturdivan, noncomissioned officer in charge, Diagnostic Imaging, from the 52d Medical Support Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, noticed the image of a patient’s lung looked noticeably depleted. She asked for opinions from the provider and radiologist and confirmed that the patient had a large pneumothorax. A chest tube was inserted immediately and the patient was transported to a higher echelon of care.
SSgt Daniel Kim, an Aeromedical Evacuation Technician with the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, created an innovative solution to obtaining a critical and highly used medication, Metropolol Tartate, when it went on manufacturer backorder. SSgt Kim used ‘Systems Thinking’ to develop and execute a plan to obtain the medication from an MTF in mainland Japan.
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