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Preparation for Active Deployment and Combat Readiness from the Perspective of Dental Medicine

A critical review: As part of their preparation for active deployment, personnel of the armed forces are required to undergo a medical examination that is appropriate to the proposed theatre of operations. This generally includes a thorough dental examination. In addition to assessing specific absolute criteria, the examining dentists also determine whether problems are likely to occur that could impair the subjects' level of dental fitness. The objective is to assess both the combat readiness of personnel and their suitability for transport by air. These specific military requirements are reviewed in this article on the basis of selected case reports.

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Events • 04-21-2015 - 04-24-2015

19th World Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WCDEM)

The conference will take place from 21-24 April 2015 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and will be hosted by the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine in conjunction with EMSSA. Disasters can strike anywhere, but often cause the greatest devastation when they hit communities that are not prepared to handle the resulting devastation. With this in mind, the theme for the 2015 conference will be Creating Capacity, Building Resilience.

Events • 04-28-2015 - 04-30-2015

ITEC 2015

ITEC is an annual forum for representatives from the military, industry and academia to connect and share knowledge with the international training, education and simulation sectors. Presenting a unique overview of the industry’s latest innovations, the event provides visitors with a platform to discuss developments in this evolving market and exchange ideas about future requirements for military training and simulation.

Events • 05-11-2015 - 05-12-2015

ICEM 2015

The ICEM 2015: XIII International Conference on Emergency Medicine aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Emergency Medicine. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Emergency Medicine.

Events • 05-17-2015 - 05-22-2015

41st ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine

The 41st World Congress of the Military Medicine that will be held in May 2015 in Bali, Indonesia. The Indonesian Ministry of Defence and the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM) will host the Congress, in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Surgeon General of Indonesian Defence Force and the Indonesian Military Medicine Association (IMMA).

Experiences

Do They Need Each Other: Mars, Vulcanus and Aesculapius ?

The aim of the present review article is to provide a representative list of some of the main turning points where medicine, military and technology met each other. It has a non-clandestine function, that the examples presented impress political and economical decision makers.

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Interviews

The Hungarian Military Services

A reorganizational process has been going on in both the Hungarian civilian health care and the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) since 2011, and it has had a significant effect on military medicine. Adaptation to a newly launched national health policy, organizational fusions, changes in the leadership, establishment optimization, stabilization of financial management, the establishment of a new structure, and re-thinking and distribution of tasks have happened and are still going on in the military medicine, while the professional values and capabilities must be retained and corried over into the new structure unabridged. As a result of the reconstruction, the first and largest health institution of the Hungarian defence forces, the HDF Medical Centre was born. It is very special in having a double function: on the one hand to provide medical care for the civilian population, on the other hand to carry out military tasks in accordance with national and NATO requirements.

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News • 02-18-2015 • Company News

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News • 11-19-2014 • Company News

Exceptionally economical: Now also covers instrument reprocessing

Greater efficiency in CSSDs:
Container and trolley washers with new features

Gütersloh/Düsseldorf, November 12, 2014. – Large-chamber decontamination units from Miele Professional have been used successfully by hospitals for many years to clean such bulky loads as containers, trolleys and bed-frames. Now, a new circulation system allows CSSDs to efficiently and rapidly wash and disinfect standard surgical instruments such as scissors and forceps. Furthermore, the new Combi Eco System reduces the consumption of fully demineralised water and heating energy.

News • 11-05-2014 • Company News

BLOOD CHAIN (Click here for more information)

Solutions for safe blood transport

Dometic’s Blood Chain range of transport boxes, for the supply of blood in war time and in times of natural catastrophes, has been specially dedicated to the Armed Forces Medical Services. This range was created after that Dometic had developed the model RCB 42 P for the Pentagon who was searching for a solution for the transport and storage of blood to the front line. This model became a standard and has been adopted by all NATO Armed Forces.

News • 02-07-2014 • Company News

ZOLL TO HOST FIRST DUBAI CARDIAC ARREST SYMPOSIUM

Improving Outcomes in Resuscitation Focus

February 6, 2014—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, today announced that, in cooperation with the Emirates Cardiac Society (ECS), it will host the first Dubai Cardiac Arrest Symposium on February 22 at the Crowne Plaza Dubai (Sheikh Zayed Rd.).

Experiences

Periodontal Emergency Treatment in the Field

The following article will discuss the acute inflammatory periodontopathies that can impair the operational capacity of personnel and the aetiological factors that are associated with these disorders.

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Experiences

Force Health Protection NATO Conference 2014 23–26 June 2014, Budapest, Hungary

The second NATO-wide conference on Force Health Protection took place in Budapest, Hungary on 23 – 26 June 2014. This followed on from the very positive experiences of the first conference held in June 2012 in Munich which focused on health surveillance. The Budapest conference had an expanded scope and was held in the NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine’s (MILMED COE) “hometown”.

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Interviews

Interview with the Organizers of the 41st ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine

In the run-up to the ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine, Mr. Heinz-Jürgen Witzke, Senior Publisher Medical Corps International Forum, visited Indonesia and was granted the following interview with Major General Daniel Tjen, MD, Neurologist, the Surgeon General of the Indonesia Defense Force and Vice Chairman of the ICMM/Chairman of the 41stICMM World Congress Steering Committee; Brigadier General Terawan Agus Putranto, MD, Radiologist, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of of the 41st ICMM World Congress. The objective of the interview being to communicate all necessary information concerning the 41st ICMM World Congress on Military Medicine to the international community.

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Interviews

Interview with the CO / CEO Europe Regional Medical Command

MCIF is very grateful to BG Coots for granting this interview. He is Commander and Chief Executive Officer of Europe Regional Medical Command (ERMC) and the head of the US Army Medical Service in Europe.

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Challenges

Medical Support of Infantry Operations

The author reports on his personal experience during an 8 ½ months’ deployment to Afghanistan. In the way of a “lessons learned”, he refers to diverse viewpoints he encountered and accounts of various impressions – not limited to his field of profession as a medical officer. He concludes with his personal survival strategy - good advise to anyone transferred to a similar situation.

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Experiences

Outbreak Investigation and In-Theatre Diagnostics Using Real-Time PCR

In small, front-line (role 2) MTFs, the only diagnostic techniques usually available with which suspected outbreaks of infection can be investigated are malaria microscopy and rapid immunochromatographic tests. This means that the diagnostic range is very narrow while, at the same time, the results produced by rapid tests may be of little value in view of the limited sensitivity and specificity of these methods. The use of culture-based infection diagnostic techniques is only possible where the full infrastructure of a microbiological field laboratory is at hand; such laboratories are not widely present and are generally only provided in role 3 facilities. In circumstances in which reaction time can represent a crucial factor, the fact that medical facilities cannot always be transported by air becomes a problem. The management of time-related factors is a particular challenge in relation to the diagnosis of the outbreaks of infections. This challenge can be overcome using recently developed molecular techniques, specifically real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which has already been successfully used by the German Armed Forces to investigate epidemics and to monitor personnel in tropical theatres of operation.

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2nd Dillingen International Forum on Military Medicine

   The MCIF is holding a workshop in Dillingen, Germany with the aim of promoting international cooperation within the family of military medicine and supporting continued development of expertise.

Almanac - Military Medical Corps Worldwide

The fifth edition of the Almanac - Military Medical Corps Worldwide is now available.

 

The Almanac accurately reflects the contemporary status of the military medical services of more than 100 countries, such as the number of existing military hospitals, institutes and armed forces personnel.