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Military Medicine

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Military medicine covers the medical needs of military service personnel in the battlefield. This also involves establishing and operating combat support hospitals. Persons in this field are exposed to a wide range of weapon-inflicted injuries.
For the majority of people who are in the military there are two options. Traditional Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) or Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)..The short answer is PRK. The long answer follows: LASIK is a procedure in which the cornea has a small flap cut into it using...
You should not move the victim except as necessary. The person should not be given anything to eat or drink. You should watch for signs of shock and locate a proper medical facility as quickly as possible. Loss of fluids can be treated by IV where available.
A homemade splint is not a definitive treatment for any fracture, it should only be used to initially stabilize the patient for transport to a definitive medical facility.
Pure, concussive force; this is where most of the damage, injury and death comes from for any explosive weapon. The explosion sends out a huge shockwave which travels extremely quickly. Besides this, anything near enough can receive a lot of heat damage from the exothermic reaction.
If you are in a situation where you are the only person available, and you need to move the person immediately, you use the drag carry. Stand behind the person's head, and use their clothing to drag them backward, supporting their head and neck for as little movement as possible. Remember,...
I think what you do is you SLOWLY turn them over and then SLOWLYput your arms under them and lift them bring them to the nearestcar or (if you are in war or anything like that) bring them to thenearest safe place. Get them medical attention immediately afterthat and hope for the best to come to them...
O.d.d, is only part of an underlying other mental disorder. Meds can help, not spoiling the child and having everyone that is on board with helping you raise this child should all be on the same page as far as discipline. Whether it be "love and Logic", or "one two three magic", Or just plain...
if you get std, you will first be treated, then have your rear reamed out/punished
You will need to have obtain a Line of Duty letter (LOD). You will be able to receive medical care for the injury listed on the LOD. The LOD starts with your commander or with a provider. It must ultimately be signed by the commander of your unit. When calling to book an appointment for care, you...
No control over the muscles suggests the casualty may be unconscious. Therefore they may be at risk of the tongue falling to the back of the mouth and obstructing the airway. Opening the airway prevents this. Also if they are at risk of vomiting (e.g. after drinking a lot of alcohol), if they vomit...
If it is internal bleeding you need to get them to the ER immidetly there is nothing you can do at home for that. If they are having external bleeding too you can apply light pressure to try to slow down or stop the bleeding until you get to the hospital.
physcial signs of stress
Limit mannitol, administer glucose-insulin drip, calcium chloride and/or sodium bicarbonate DO NOT LIMIT LIQUIDS! Treatment of hyperkalemia may include any of the following measures, either singly or in combination: .A diet low in potassium (for mild cases). .Discontinue medications that...
What? If you're asking about applying a sling after splinting an arm fracture in the field, then I'd say "Yes, do that." Splinting a fractured arm helps immobilize it but it can still swing around as the patient moves and bang into things. A sling would help further.
More than likely; any army in that region had access (from one source or another) to obtain medical supplies. Medical supplies are easy to transport, conceal, in some cases easy to make. Medical supplies could be obtained from friendly, enemy, or neutral sources...nearly everyone uses those types of...
Like a doctor, pediatrician, obstetrician, diagnostician, and the people who work in the emergency rooms.
When the patient has a suspected neck or back injury, you should use the jaw thrust technique.
No, drinking your own sweat would not stave off dehydration. Since sweat is so salty, it would be like drinking ocean or salt water, which dehydrates you more. If you are in a situation in which there is no fresh water, or in which you cannot make a fire and boil water, your best option is to drink...
No, this is a significant medical condition and you will not be allowed to enlist..If you think to hide this disease, know a battery of labs are drawn as a precondition to enlistment and it will be discovered.
Tension pneumothorax which is where the lung cavity fills with air and crushes the remaining good lung.
To treat sucking chest wounds, you should use an occlusive dressing to prevent air from entering the wound.
damage to the spinal column (backbone). breathing serious bleeding an or broken bones all of the above ~nova net~
YOu should move a victim if the current environment is dangerous to the victim or to responders. .You may move victims who can tolerate the move to staging or triage areas. .You must move a victim as part of the evac process if further treatment is required.
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3rd degree burn is a full thickness burn.
A full-thickness burn is a third degree burn.
It is any illness that is related to a release of pressure from the body such as barotrauma .. baro (pressure) trauma (injury). It includes decompression sickness, but it is not limited to decompression sickness. It is also not limited to diving even though that is what is mostly thought of when...
Use the jaw thrust technique on a person with a suspected neck or back injury.
my friend was telling me about this, said it was a mix of several drugs. sometimes given to shock troopers for suicide missions. it's used to cause shock and confusion. the shock troopers could enter a room and kill multiple people. they could be shot countless times and keep doing. and everytime...
No, i think you should not. As each drug has some adverse effectsand drug interactions, due to which it is contraindicated incertain cases. Your doctor must have identified a similar relevantcontraindication, hence taking it over the counter is not at alladvisable, and may result in toxic effects...
Most defibrillators are automatic; that is, once they are applied they will analyze the patient's heart rhythms and advise if a shock is necessary or not. Once a shock is advised, one simply presses a button to shock. Most AEDs have instructions on the machine or in the case on how to use them.
Mucus (Snot) or CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid). In the event of a head trauma with this sign presenting be sure not to insert anything in the nose (NPA - Nasal pharyngeal airway)
The two-man fore-and-aft carry is used to transport a conscious or unconscious casualty and is the preferred two-man carry for moving a casualty for a long distance.
Answer .Military medical personell ARE allowed to carry firearms, to protect themselves, and the wounded under their care..In a practical situation in combat, field medics carry rifles and sidearms, as well as medical equipment and drugs for treatment of trauma..In the Canadian Forces, which I...
You kneel at the side of a victim. Place one hand on their forehead. Place two fingers from the other hand underneath their chin. Gently tilt the head back to open the victims airways.
The Bends are caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood stream. Theses bubbles form when the body is subjected to high pressure and that pressure is lessened too quickly. People who dive under water can get the bends in they surface too quickly.
The answers are in the course material. If you study the course and take notes during the CBT, you'll be able to pass the end-of-course exam with no problems. Have some integrity, and do what's right, instead of trying to get others on the internet to give you the test answers.
Are you asking how to perform it? If so you kneel behind the head of the person. Place your fingers at the back of the jaw and lift the jaw upwards so that you do not move the victims head or neck.
People can develop trismus when unconscious which is a contraction of the jaw muscles preventing the mouth from opening and no longer allowing an airway to be obtained.
The dangers of nuclear energy revolve primarily around three factors: the production of the nuclear fuel, operation of the nuclear power plant, and disposal of radioactive wastes. Producing the nuclear fuel in the first place is by far the largest danger, from both a probability standpoint and...
not really sure what you're actually asking...you can be in the military if you have ADHD but you can't be in the military if you have to take medication, it's too difficult to get them if you're overseas or in combat.
Realistically it depends on what the disability is for, you have to consider if you are current receiving disability you are restricted from preforming certain tasks which could prevent you from preforming duties within the Army. Contact a local recruiter and find out from them. Most likely you will...
its something that you stick into the persons mouth that opens their airway for them and you can breathe for them or you use it to keep their airway open so they dont choke
There's not much to curing one--you put the two ends of the bone together (this is called "setting"), put a cast on it so it won't move, and let it heal.
Uncorrected vision can be no worse than 20/200 in each eye. Both eyes must be correctable to 20/20.
A naked baby can cover wounds easily.
You won't be in the Military anymore.
Most medications are completely fine if taken past the expiration date. The FDA wants drug companies to include a date that they will know for sure that it is still 100% viable. But most companies do not test their products past 2-3 years, so that is what they put down as their expiration date. ...
Arterial Bleeding This is the least common and most dangerous type of bleeding. It involves bright red blood that comes out in large volume, and in spurts that correspond with each beat of your heart.
Well, excess consumption of sugar may result in the following: Cavities High Blood Sugar High Cholesterol and Increased Energy...........and death immediately.
Keep injector in place for 10 seconds.
I am not a doctor, but I can safely answer this question as I have been, on more than a few occasions, either struck myself or have taken care of someone who has been struck with dehydration and/or heat exhaustion. Unfortunately for me here in Hawaii, they both go together. The first symptoms are...
It is not an easy process. Shell Shock and Section Eight has been around in every major conflict. What ever name is used for the condition, medical personnel and combat leaders must be prepared to deal with it.
when you think your arm could be dislocated or even broken.
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If you can't breath, you die
It depends on how bad the cut is. For a fairly minor cuts, clean it as soon as possible with warm water and a disinfectant of some kind. Dry the area as carefully as you can, then apply a bandage. More serious cuts will need stitching, and the priority is stopping the bloodflow from the wound as...
Apply Sling (supports arm from below): 1. Tie knot in corner of triangular bandage - place knot under elbow 2. Extend bandage to support under forearm 3. Take one end of bandage behind patient's neck and the other in front 4. Tie off the 2 ends on back of neck w/piece of gauze to...
See the related link for the steps and a picture of the head tilt chin lift method to open the airway. while using the head-tilt/chin-lift technique, gently tilt the casualty's head by applying downward pressure on the forehead while gently lifting the chin upward. This maneuver straightens the...
I am sure that it would be possible to induce amnesia by means of brain surgery, however, that would be horribly unethical.
If the victim is found unconscious, we cannot rule out a head/spinal injury. As such, we use the clamshell to immobilize the patient, then lift them onto a 35A stretcher for exchange with the ambulance.
Make sure there is a distal pulse from the splint prior to (and after) placing in a sling.
One hand goes flat on the forehead to tilt. The other hand either performs the chin lift or the chin lift/jaw thrust. Jaw thrust is not done if it is suspected that there is traumatic injury to the area, particularly the jaw itself or the trachea. In some cases an artificial airway or trach tube...
Well, there is Groom Lake in Nevada, but that has dried up... I know this probably doesn't help allot.
Are you looking as in Garrison or the whole base?
Three that were used are phosgene, chlorine, and mustard gas.
very low but possible cause I've seen someone that survived a gunshot to the face.
Airman will be tachycardic, tachypneic, skin will be pale, cool, and clammy. If shock is decompensitory, a drop in blood pressure will follow.
Unconsciousness is the last sign of shock. Followed by death.
Information retrieved from the related link. Head-Tilt/Chin-Lift Method for Opening an Airway .Step .Action .1 .At an arm's distance, shake the victim by touching the shoulder and shout, "Can you hear me?".2 .If the victim does not or cannot respond, place the palm of one hand on the...
Same thing you'll experience in the gas chamber when you're exposed to CS tear gas - nausea, runny eyes and nose, excessive salivating, possible vomiting, tingling sensations of exposed portions of the skin and eyes.
The easiest item to use is cardboard. You can also use poles, wood, and as a last resort splint to the other leg.
The purposeful murder of a person, usually an animal. This is done through the use of medical injections..There are other defenitions available, and the subject will not be resolved readily in our society. Euthanasia is often considered mercy killing. It can be active or passive, legal or illegal...
Tachycardia, weak pulse, hypo tension, dizziness, fainting, comaand death.