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Vigorous Warrior 2013

The NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) in cooperation with the Joint Medical Service of the Bundeswehr organized a multinational military medical exercise – Vigorous Warrior 2013 (VW13) – on 16 – 27 September 2013 in Feldkirchen, Germany with participation from MILMED COE Sponsoring Nations among others, with the aim to exercise a modular constructed multinational Military Medical Support System. The participants included Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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Events • 08-03-2014 - 08-08-2014

CIOMR - Summer Congress

The forthcoming 2014 Summer Congress is due to
take place in Fulda, Germany from 4 August 2014 until 8 August 2014. The theme for the meeting is
Long term effects from deployments of reservists, (rehabilitation; mental problems;
resilience training, provider fatigue/ burn-out/sui
cide).

Events • 09-13-2014 - 09-13-2014

Journée Internationale SSOTS 2014

«Ce que nous apprend l'Histoire?»

Events • 09-25-2014 - 09-27-2014

IDME-International Disaster Management Exhibition and Conference

“IDME-International Disaster Management Exhibition and Conference” is the one and only disaster management exhibition in Turkey and also in the nearby geography. Trio Istanbul has done the first IDME exhibition in 2012 and a short time later, IDME has become an important event on an international level. Trio Istanbul has organized over 1000 international exhibitions in 17 different sectors, in 47 different countries, including Middle East, Africa and Far East.

Events • 10-02-2014 - 10-04-2014

23. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie (DGT)

Experiences

Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Support to Operations

This paper discusses the emerging concept of Continuous Improvement in Healthcare Support to Operations (CIHSO) recently introduced within NATO. It starts by summarising the developments in NATO policy regarding clinical governance and how this has evolved into CIHSO before examining the operational aspects of CIHSO within the Plan-Refine-Execute (PRE) process of operational planning process. It then looks at the components of a CIHSO system as it might apply to the deployed military healthcare system covering the functions of medical and tactical evacuation, deployed hospital care and executing medical operations. The last stage of PRE should include assessment through the tracking of key performance indicators of the military medical system. The UK and American systems of assurance for the deployed trauma system are reviewed as part of the clinical aspect of CIHSO, as well as consideration some of the emerging issues in the management of CIHSO in a multinational environment.

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Training

Development of a Tele ENT Program for the European Regional Medical Command

Two hundred forty-five thousand patients seek care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. They battle lengthy commutes, costly procedures, and limited specialty care in order to consult their physicians. Healthcare providers who were trained in Tele ENT procedures unanimously accepted the technology as an alternative way to care for patients.

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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.).

News • 01-30-2014 • Company News

CAE Healthcare sells record 44 Caesar Trauma Patient Simulators to United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC)

Montreal, Canada, December 11, 2013 –– CAE Healthcare announced today the record sale of 44 Caesar trauma patient simulators to the United States Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) for tactical medical care field training in sites throughout the U.S., Guam and Spain. In addition to the simulators, CAE Healthcare will provide NECC training and multi-year maintenance services. The total contract is valued at more than $3 million.

News • 01-30-2014 • Company News

CAE Healthcare unveils CAE Fidelis Maternal Fetal Simulator at world’s largest healthcare simulation conference

San Francisco, California, U.S.A., January 24, 2014 –– CAE Healthcare announced today that it will unveil theCAE Fidelis™ Maternal Fetal Simulator at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), the world’s largest annual conference dedicated to healthcare simulation. Based on widely accepted and validated models of maternal-fetal physiology, the childbirth simulator will offer human-like vital signs and responses for practice of obstetrical emergencies and labor and delivery scenarios.

News • 12-20-2013 • Company News

FLAMOR CASEVAC STRETCHERS COMPLYING WITH STANAG 3204

The Casevac Stretcher by Flamor is now tested for airworthiness.

Challenges

Barodontalgia – Toothache triggered by hypobaric and hyperbaric conditions

Hypobaric and hyperbaric changes can trigger extreme states of pain in the human body. This article focuses on the phenomenon of barodontalgia, describing its pathophysiology and providing suggestions for preventative measures and approaches to treatment based on patient cases.

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Experiences

Challenges for the RNLDF in using Dental Fitness standards

Oral health is important for military personnel who deploy around the world. Especially for those who deploy to remote areas without dedicated dental support.
Good oral health helps to prevent Dental Emergencies.
This article aims to describe the current challenges in the Dental Fitness process in the Royal Netherlands Defence Forces (RNLDF) and to suggest possible ways of solving these issues.

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Challenges

Paediatric Anaesthesia for Overseas Operations: UK Military Guidelines

In the United Kingdom Defence Medical Services (UK-DMS), we have recently completed a major revision of our Clinical Guidelines for Operations (CGOs). Here we present our guidelines for the anaesthetic management of paediatric casualties, aimed at providing practical, concise guidance for deployed clinicians. These have been extensively updated to include current evidence and lessons learned during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last ten years.

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Challenges

Development of a Tele-Anesthesia Preoperative Clinic

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) provides primary care services for more than 65,000 beneficiaries and specialty care and hospitalization for 245,000 U.S. Service Members and their Families serving in Europe. These personnel are located in Germany, Italy and Belgium (See Fig. 1). Anesthesia preoperative diagnosis/work was done by telemedicine at the distant, end user site, and significant cost savings and enhanced patient service was accomplished. A novel use of existing technologies was implemented to enhance provider and patient satisfaction and create a sustainable, user friendly system.

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Experiences

NATO Trauma Registry

Trauma Registries, being collections of trauma-related medical data have proven to be valuable in both the military and civilian medical communities, providing an indispensable starting point of scientific researches and quality performance improvement with the overall aim to develop the trauma system and to improve the medical care. This article is aiming to present the latest developments of the NATO Trauma Registry project and to outline the envisaged future activities.

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Experiences

Retained Intracranial Splinters: A Review

With rapid evacuation of patients with craniocerebral missile injury (CMI) from the combat zone to neurosurgical centers, early evaluation with computed tomography (CT), improved surgical techniques and post-operative care, there has been an overall improvement in the survival of these patients.

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Latest Issue: MCIF 1|2014

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Force Health Protection NATO Conference

NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine (MILMED COE) organizes in cooperation with MCIF a health conference on 23 - 26 June 2014, held in Budapest/Hungary.

 

Almanac - Military Medical Corps Worldwide

The forth edition of Almanac - Military Medical Corps Wordwide is now available.

The Almanac accurately reflects the contemporary status of the military medical services of more than 86 countries, such as the number of existing military hospitals, institutes and armed forces personnel.