Military Medicine

Operational Medicine Website

  • Operational Medicine is the healthcare provided in unconventional settings where important resources may be significantly restricted.  These medical 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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These manuals include:

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.

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.

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.

Aspirate a Knee

  • This video was produced by the US Navy as a training aid for medical personnel. It has been redistributed by the Brookside Associates for general medical education.

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 older 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.

Initiate an Intravenous Infusion

  • Medications can be delivered in a variety of ways, including intravenously. This video describes one method for starting an IV. The content was developed in 1993 by the U.S. Army Medical Department for training.

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 Injections

  • Medications can be administered in a number of ways, among them subcutaneously with a hypodermic needle. This video describes this method.

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.

Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • 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

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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.

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.

Borden Institute Textbooks of Military Medicine

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.

Administer IM, SubQ, and Intradermal Injections

  • 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, the “Blue Book” has become the standard resource for medical providers dealing with biologic casualties. Currently in it’s seventh edition.

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