|Operational or military medicine is based on the
standard principles of medicine, as practiced in the best of the world's
medical centers. But in many operational settings, those principles may be
applied in ways different from traditional civilian settings.
While there are many reasons for this
difference, three important ones are:
- Limited Resources
- Operational circumstances may influence
the provision of medical care.
This manual is designed to provide
physicians, nurses, corpsmen and other health care providers with guidance
on safe and effective medical care in such settings.
Home: The front
page of Operational Medicine. This is where you are now.
Military Medicine: Military-specific topics.
Advice on managing a military sick call. Diagnosis and treatment of more
than 100 common complaints are provided.
Text, pictures and videos and sounds demonstrating basic medical examination
Medical Procedures: Text, pictures and videos and sounds showing how to
perform many basic medical procedures..
Lab and X-ray: Descriptions of commonly-used laboratory tests and x-rays found in
operational settings. Both normals and abnormals are provided
Descriptions of 350 medications used in this manual, including a general
description, Indications, Contraindications, Precautions, Usual Dosage,
Other Information, and Pregnancy Category.
A collection of over 50 military health care books and manuals which may
prove useful to you in operational settings.
Equipment: Description and use of medical equipment commonly employed in
Patient Transport: The things you should know about MEDEVAC, CASEVAC,
and patient movement in general. The unique features of the commonly-used
patient transportation methods (helicopters, ambulances, ships, aircraft).
Medical Force Protection: Operations in the extremes of heat, cold, and
altitude. Food sanitation and field hygiene.
Operational Safety: The things you should know about living and moving
safely in a battlefield or shipboard environment.
Operational Settings: The unique aspects of military health care in the
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Special Operations: Medical activities among the Special Operations
Forces have some unique challenges.
Humanitarian Missions: The use of military medical resources in support
of humanitarian missions.
Instructions/Orders: Publications from different services providing
guidance in military medicine issues
Other Agencies: Military health care providers will sometimes interact
with medical providers from other governmental agencies, and from
Video Gallery: A collection of 30 video clips included on this CD.
Phone Consultation: A list of telephone numbers for American military
medical treatment facilities, throughout the world.
medical forms commonly used in the Department of Defense.
If you are connected to the internet, these links will connect you with a
variety of medical and military resources.
Acknowledgements: Those who have made this CD possible.
Help: How to
use this CD.
Contact us with your comments and suggestions for improvements.