Accession Number : ADA617887


Title :   Combat Internist: The Internal Medicine Experience in a Combat Hospital in Afghanistan


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Rachel U ; Parrish, Scott C ; Saeed, Omar ; Fiedler, Joyce P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a617887.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Military internists and internal medicine subspecialists are physicians who generally work in traditional internal medicine settings. However, when deployed to combat settings, they must prepare and adapt their skills for a wide spectrum of complex, polytrauma, and multinational patients. There are limitations in personnel, equipment, and technical resources that make the circumstances complex and demanding. This article highlights some of the unique roles, challenges, and experiences of military internists at the NATO Role 3, a deployed combat hospital in Afghanistan.


Descriptors :   *INTERNAL MEDICINE , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , DEPLOYMENT , HOSPITALS , INTERNS , SKILLS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE