Posts Tagged Combat Casualty Care

The Mechanics of Blast Injuries


Scientists have discovered a mechanism underlying the type of brain injury that soldiers often suffer as a result of roadside explosions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work could point the way toward early treatment for these acute blast injuries by identifying potential drug targets.

Two new papers from the Disease Biophysics Group at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, led by Kevin “Kit” Parker, use tissue-engineering techniques to model the physical and biochemical effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the brain and blood vessels. Parker says the work represents a first step toward a “TBI on a chip” that could be used to screen for drugs to treat blast-injured soldiers before long-term damage sets in.


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Tactical Combat Casualty Care

From: IDGA

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

LT Brian Ellis of the 3rd Medical Battalion discusses Pre-Deployment Medical Care at IDGA’s Battlefield Healthcare event.  He details advances in pre-deployment medical training specifically relating to tactical combat casualty care.  He talks about adaptability on the ground and teaching deployed medics on the ground to adapt training and supplies to get the mission accomplished.  He gives experiences from Helmand Province, Afghanistan.


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