Accession Number : AD1017854


Title :   Saint Louis Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills: A Collaborative Air Force-Civilian Trauma Skills Training Program


Descriptive Note : Journal Article


Corporate Author : USAFSAM/ETS Wright-Patterson AFB United States


Personal Author(s) : Grimm, Jason W ; Johnson,Karen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1017854.pdf


Report Date : 19 May 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Lethal weaponry and tactics used by enemy forces in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom have resulted in complex multi system injury patterns among US allied military personnel engaged in combat operations. Military medical personnel deployed in support of these campaigns have had to maintain a high degree of clinical skill to effectively render care to wounded combatants, a necessity that has been challenged by a lack of training opportunities within the military health care system. Medical components across the military have formed partnerships with civilian institutions to form programs such as the Saint Louis Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, in which medical personnel from active and reserve components are able to obtain and build skills needed to respond to contingencies that may arise both abroad and within the homeland.


Descriptors :   trauma , military medicine , medical personnel , wounds and injuries , operational readiness , skills , training


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE