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October 22, 2014

Operational Medicine Website

Operational Medicine is the healthcare provided in unconventional settings where important resources may be significantly restricted. These resources could include limited supplies, expertise, time, location, or climate extremes.

 

Operational Medicine Specialties include Military Medicine, Event Medicine, Shipboard Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Aviation Medicine, Tactical Medicine, Pre-Hospital Medicine, Foreign Service Medicine, Wilderness Medicine, and Travel Medicine.

 

This website provides training materials, including textbooks, manuals, videos, lecutres, and distance learning.

Operational Medicine 2001 (Enhanced)

Produced by the US Navy and US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in 2001, this collection of text, textbooks, pictures, 31 videos and other reference materials give “how-to-do-it” guidance in providing medical care in military and other isolated areas.

Includes graphic and video demonstrations of wound care, minor orthopedic procedures, emergency airway management, and routine “Sick Call.” Shows chest tube insertion and tourniquet use. This classical text has been enhanced by the Brookside Associates with a powerful search engine, making it easy to find key words within the text.

Military Obstetrics & Gynecology

This CD collection of text, pictures, videos lectures and other reference materials give “how-to-do-it” guidance in providing women’s health care in military and isolated settings.

Basic instructions on exams, Pap smears, and contraception, are provided, in addition to solutions to the common gynecologic problems of vaginal infections, diseases of the vulva and abnormal bleeding. Videos show childbirth and pictures demonstrate the management of common obstetrical problems. Comes with a 395-page manual, a pharmacy, laboratory, and ultrasound atlas.

Needle Thoracentesis

Needle thoracentesis is used to diagnose and treat a tension pneumothorax. This 5-minute video uses images, models, and live-action to show the development of a tension pneumothorax and its' treatment using a 14 gauge needle inserted just above the 3rd rib in the midclavicular line.

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Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Casualties

Medical personnel at all levels may be called upon to deal with casualties from nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.

This collection of manuals from the U.S. Army can be used as medical educational training tools, or can be kept on the shelf, ready for immediate use whenever the need arises.

These manuals are:

  • Medical Management of Chemical Casualties Handbook
  • Medical Management of Radiologic Casualties
  • Medical Management of Biological Casualties
  • Medical NBC Battlebook

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TB Skin Testing

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (or TST) is a standard method of determining whether a person is or has been infected with this bacteria. This video demonstrates the technique for administering the skin test and reading the results. Using graphics, models and live patients, standard procedures are shown. Included is the "60-Second Tuberculin Test."

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Application of Plaster Casts
This downloadable video was first produced in 1968 by the U.S. Army as a training aid for medical personnel. It has been reformatted and digitalized for internet distribution by the Brookside Associates Medical Education Division.
Apply a Tourniquet Video
This downloadable video was first produced in 1978 by the U.S. Army. It has been reformatted and digitalized for internet distribution by the Brookside Associates Medical Education Division.
Assist a Casualty during a Seizure or Convulsion
This video was originally produced by the US Army in 1955 to assist in training of medical personnel in the care of patients with seizures or convulsions.
Basic Suturing in the Emergency Room
This video was originally produced by the US Army in 1980 as a teaching aid for medical personnel involved in suturing wounds.
Field Expedient ENT Equipment
This US Army-produced video demonstrates the use of field-expedient ENT equipment when the usual equipment is not available. It was produced in 1971.
First Aid Use of Morphine
This video was originally produced by the US Army in 1970 as a training aid for medical personnel. While most of the observations remain valid, naloxone, now widely used as a narcotic antagonist, is not mentioned in this 35-year-old video.
 
Intramuscular Injection
Originally produced by the U.S. Army in 1978 to assist in training medical personnel in the administration of medication via the intramuscular route.
 
Managing a Traumatic Amputation
This video was originally produced by the US Army in 1994 as a training aid for medical personnel who must deal urgently with traumatic amputation of an arm or leg.
Military Podiatric Medicine
This video was produced by the US Army in 1989 as a training aid for medical personnel. It discusses medical management of most common foot problems encountered by those in field settings.
Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment
This video was produced by the US Army in 1994 as a training aid for medics. It demonstrates the indications, contraindications, and use of the PASG.
Starting an IV in a Field Environment
"Initiate an Intravenous Infusion in a Field Environment" was originally produced by the U.S. Army in 1995. It has been reformatted and edited for digital use by the Brookside Associates Medical Education Division.
 
Subcutaneous Injection
Originally produced by the U.S. Army in 1978, this video has been reformatted and digitalized for internet distribution by the Brookside Associates Medical Education Division. It demonstrates the technique of administering medical via the subcutaneous injection route.
 
Transport a Patient on an Improvised Litter
This video was originally produced by the US Army in 1993 as a teaching aid for medics learning improvised patient movement techniques.
Treat an Open Chest Wound Video
This downloadable video was first produced in 1993 by the U.S. Army. It has been reformatted and digitalized for internet distribution by the Brookside Associates Medical Education Division.
Treat Facial Injuries Video
This video was produced by the US Army in 1996 to help instruct medics and other first responders who deal with facial injuries.

The video has been digitalized by the Brookside Associates and contains all of the original material.
Venemous Insects, Arthropods and Animals
This video was produced by the US Army in 1991 as a training aid for avoiding poisonous bites and stings and the early medical treatment of these.

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Dermatology in a Combat Environment
Developed by the US Army in 1984, this 38 minute video provides lessons learned from a combat dermatologist in Viet Nam.

Through color slides, graphics, and voice-over, practical guidance is given to medical providers on prevention and treatment of skin problems in advanced military settings and climate extremes.

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Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology Free Access

Produced by the US Navy in 2000, this CD collection of text, over 700 pictures, 33 videos and other reference materials give “how-to-do-it” guidance in providing women’s health care in military and isolated settings.

Basic instructions on exams, Pap smears, and contraception, are provided, in addition to solutions to the common gynecologic problems of vaginal infections, diseases of the vulva and abnormal bleeding. Videos show childbirth and pictures demonstrate the management of common obstetrical problems. Comes with a 267-page manual.

 

Surgical Emergencies in Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Produced by the US Navy in 1993, this manual was designed to provide good advice to surgeons who treat women with gynecologic problems in isolated settings where gynecologic consultation is not readily available.

The need for gynecologic surgery may arise in isolated settings, or during military operations when consultation is restricted and medical support limited. At such times, surgeons of varying experience and training may be required to perform gynecologic surgery.

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Emergency War Surgery
Produced by the US Army in 2004, this outstanding textbook addresses the appropriate medical management of such typical military wounds as blast injuries, burns and multiple penetrating injuries. It also guides the treatment of other battle and non-battle injuries.

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Combat Casualty Care
Produced by the US Army in 1991, this classic textbook addresses the basic issues of providing care to the wounded in military settings. It's procedures and protocols are essential knowledge for those working in this area.

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Administer IM, SubQ, and Intradermal Injections (Free)

This training program is based on the US Army's course, with multimedia additions by the Brookside Associates. It covers:

     ·Intramuscular Injections 

     ·Subcutaneous Injections

     ·Intradermal Injections

Medical Management of Biological Casualties
The Medical Management of Biological Casualties Handbook, which has become affectionately known as the "Blue Book," has been enormously successful - far beyond our expectations. Since the first edition in 1993, the awareness of biological weapons in the U.S. has increased dramatically. Over 175,000 copies have been distributed to military and civilian health-care providers around the world, primarily through USAMRIID's on-site and road Medical Management of Biological Casualties course and its four annual satellite broadcasts on this subject.

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