Back to Top Skip to main content

Army Medicine joins forces with civilian hospitals to sustain medical readiness

Army Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, RHC-Atlantic Commanding General, signs letter of commitment Jan. 18 recognizing the partnership between Army Medicine and Cooper University Health Care to provide advanced surgical trauma training allowing Army medical professionals to sustain their trauma skills by working alongside civilian counterparts at high-volume Level 1 trauma centers. Cooper joins the Oregon Health & Science University as one of the two trauma centers partnering with Army Medicine. (Courtesy photo by Cooper University Health Care ) Army Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, RHC-Atlantic Commanding General, signs letter of commitment Jan. 18 recognizing the partnership between Army Medicine and Cooper University Health Care to provide advanced surgical trauma training allowing Army medical professionals to sustain their trauma skills by working alongside civilian counterparts at high-volume Level 1 trauma centers. Cooper joins the Oregon Health & Science University as one of the two trauma centers partnering with Army Medicine. (Courtesy photo by Cooper University Health Care )

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Civil Military Medicine

A group of 10 Army medical professionals are the first to participate in a new program designed to help them sustain battlefield medicine skills. But the doctors and nurses are training far from combat support hospitals in austere locations, instead they are honing their skills in two of the nation's civilian teaching hospitals.

The program, called Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training (AMCT3), is a two-to-three year program at Cooper University Health Care in Camden, New Jersey, and Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. The goal of the program is to advance military trauma operational readiness for deployment around the globe by partnering with high-volume civilian trauma centers to gain critical teamwork and technical trauma skills.

"We are good at trauma care but remain relentless in our pursuit of zero preventable battlefield casualties," said Army Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, commanding general, Regional Health Command-Atlantic, who recently signed letters of commitment on behalf of the Army Surgeon General symbolizing the partnership. "Partnerships with leading trauma centers like Cooper and OHSU allows Army Medicine to leverage a national and global network of support that brings us closer to our goal," added Crosland.

The program gives Army surgical teams and individual Soldiers the opportunity to maintain proficiency and sustain their trauma skills by working alongside civilian counter parts at high-volume Level 1 trauma centers, according to Crosland. Level 1 trauma centers are comprehensive regional facilities capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury.

"This is another first for Cooper, and we are honored and proud to train this elite Army medical team," said George E. Norcross III, Chairman of Cooper's Board of Trustees. "As a high-volume, academic tertiary care Level I Trauma Center, our experience and reputation uniquely positions us to provide the hands-on training and skills this elite team needs to help them save lives on battlefields around the world."

The AMCT3 program addresses the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 directive for the Military Health System to establish partnerships to maintain trauma care competency along with developing standardized combat care instruction to enhance quality of care outcomes for trauma care.

"Our military medical treatment facilities lack the case acuity, case volume and case diversity that we need to sustain operational readiness," said John Ramiccio, Program Manager, Civilian Partnerships and Programming, G-3/7 Readiness & Training Division, Army Medical Command. "That is why Congress got involved and mandated it in the NDAA because this has been identified as contributive to addressing battlefield outcomes," added Ramiccio.

The program is also inspired by national efforts to stop preventable deaths in people with traumatic injuries. Research has shown that deaths and disabilities due to trauma can be prevented with better training, coordination and streamlined trauma care systems. AMCT3 promotes a two-way exchange of ideas and can help both military and civilian trauma centers improve outcomes for their patients.

"OHSU is proud to partner with the Army in enabling health care professionals to provide advanced trauma care and experience it from new perspectives," said John Hunter, M.D., OHSU executive vice president and chief executive officer of OHSU Healthcare. "We collaborate because we know it will benefit our patients and help us meet our mission to improve the health and well-being of Oregonians and beyond."

The Soldiers assigned to the program were selected because they have medical specialties typically used in military forward surgical teams, such as emergency medicine physician, trauma surgeon, nurse anesthetist, and intensive care and emergency care nurses.

Beyond their medical specialties, Army Col. Jason Seery, the AMCT3 task force chairman and the Army's senior participant at Cooper University, said the Army looked for Soldiers who could work well with our civilian partners. "They are pathfinders and helping to establish this program for the Soldiers and partner hospitals to follow," said Seery. "We looked for officers who are collaborative, understand the goals of this effort and have a deeper understanding of what trauma team training is about."

One of those officers is Army Capt. Simon Sarkisian, a Forward Surgical Team emergency physician. "I received great training with the military in my emergency medical residency. Here [at Cooper] I'll get to continue that and really get to do trauma, try to excel at trauma and be a trauma expert for the betterment of our Soldiers overseas when we get deployed."

Both Ramiccio and Seery see this strategic partnership as transformational in changing the culture of military medicine from competition to collaboration. "The program is one of the most significant things Army Medicine has done with individual and team readiness in decades," said Seery.

Over the next few years the Army Medical Command hopes to establish at least 10 trauma team training partnerships across the country.

Disclaimer: Re-published content may have been edited for length and clarity. Read original post.

You also may be interested in...

MSMR Vol. 12 No. 6 – August/September 2006

Report
1/1/2006

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Screening for HIV-1 among soldiers in active and Reserve components, U.S. Army, and civilian applicants for military service, January 1990-June 2006; Seroprevalences and incidence rates of HIV-1 in relation to the frequency of testing, active component, U.S. Army, 2000-2005; Timing of prior HIV-1 tests in relation to dates of deployment to Southwest Asia, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2005; ARD surveillance update; Pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2004-August 2006; Sentinel reportable events.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 12 No. 4 – May/June 2006

Report
1/1/2006

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Cellulitis and abscess, active components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2005; ARD surveillance update; Pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2004-April 2006; Sentinel reportable events.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

National Security Presidential Directive-44 on Reconstruction

Policy

Program Areas CBRN Protection

Fact Sheet
5/4/2005

The Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Directorate assists in protecting U.S. forces that are globally engaged and at potentially increased risk to being exposed to naturally occurring substances or encountering manufactured chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) agents that adversaries may seek to use against them.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Biological Surveillance Tools | Environmental Exposures | Chemical and Biological Exposures

MSMR Vol. 11 No. 3 – May/June 2005

Report
1/1/2005

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Mortality among members of active components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004; Vaccine preventable diseases, active components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2004; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-December 2004; Case report: Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), wife of a U.S. Service member, 2004; Sentinel reportable events; ARD surveillance update.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 11 No. 4 – July/August 2005

Report
1/1/2005

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 (HIV-1) antibody screening among active and Reserve component soldiers and civilian applicants for military service, January 1990-June 2005; Case reports: Malaria in U.S. soldiers after returning from Honduras and Korea, November 2004 and July 2005; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2003-August 2005; Sentinel reportable events; ARD surveillance update.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 11 No. 1 - January 2005

Report
1/1/2005

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Amputations of lower and upper extremities, U.S. Armed Forces, 1990-2004; Malaria, U.S. Army, 2004; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-December 2004; Sentinel reportable events; ARD surveillance update.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 11 No. 2 – April 2005

Report
1/1/2005

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Hospitalizations among active component members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004; Ambulatory visits among active component members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004; Estimates of absolute and relative health care burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004; Reportable medical events, active components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2004; Pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2003 - December 2004.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 11 No. 5 – December 2005

Report
1/1/2005

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Pneumonia and influenza among active component members, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2001-October 2005; Cold injuries, active component members, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2000-June 2005; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2003-October 2005; Sentinel reportable events; ARD surveillance update.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 10 No. 3 – May/June 2004

Report
1/1/2004

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Fractures among members of active components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2003; Frequencies and characteristics of medical evacuations of soldiers by air (with emphasis on non-battle injuries), Operations Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF), January-November 2003; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-April 2004; ARD surveillance update; Sentinel reportable events.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 10 No. 2– April 2004

Report
1/1/2004

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Hospitalizations among active component members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003; Ambulatory visits among active component members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003; Estimates of absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003; Update: Pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-March 2004; Sentinel reportable events, calendar year 2003; Sentinel reportable events, April 2004.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 10 No. 1– January/February 2004

Report
1/1/2004

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Leishmaniasis, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003; Malaria among active duty soldiers, U.S. Army, 2003; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-December 2003; ARD surveillance update; Sentinel reportable events; Reportable events, calendar year 2003.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 10 No. 5 – September/October 2004

Report
1/1/2004

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Cold injuries, active duty, U.S. Armed Forces, July 1999-June 2004; ARD surveillance update; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-October 2004; Sentinel reportable events.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 10 No. 4 – July/August 2004

Report
1/1/2004

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 (HIV-1), antibody screening among active and reserve component soldiers and civilian applicants for military service, 1985-June 2004; Completeness and timeliness of reporting hospitalized notifiable conditions, active duty service members, U.S. Army medical treatment facilities, 1995-2003; Completeness and timeliness of reporting hospitalized notifiable conditions, active duty service members, U.S. Naval medical treatment facilities, 1998-2003; Completeness and timeliness of reporting hospitalized notifiable conditions, active duty service members, U.S. Air Force medical treatment facilities, 1998-2003; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-July 2004; Sentinel reportable events; Brucellosis in a soldier who recently returned from Iraq; ARD surveillance update.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health

MSMR Vol. 10 No. 6 – November/December 2004

Report
1/1/2004

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Leishmaniasis among U.S. Armed Forces, January 2003-November 2004; Hospitalizations for Acute Respiratory Failure (ARF) /Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) among participants in Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom, active components, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2003-November 2004; Update: pre- and post-deployment health assessments, U.S. Armed Forces, September 2002-November 2004; ARD surveillance update; Sentinel reportable events; Assignment locations, active component, U.S. Army, June 2004.

Recommended Content:

Health Readiness | Public Health
<< < ... 31 32 33 34 35  ... > >> 
Showing results 496 - 510 Page 34 of 40

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

Some documents are presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). A PDF reader is required for viewing | Download a PDF Reader or learn more about PDFs.