Volume 24 No.2

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THE “TRIANGLE OF DEATH” Medical Sustainability in Expeditionary Sea-Based Operations

Reprinted with permission of the Naval War College Review Captain Smith, a frequent contributor to the Naval War College Review, is adjunct professor in both the Department of Surgery and the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also professor of surgery… Read more »

By Captain Arthur M. Smith,Medical Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired) In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

The Legacy of the Anaesthesia ‘Events’ at Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941.

Reprinted from: Crowhurst J. The historical significance of anaesthesia events at Pearl Harbor. Anaesthesia and intensive care. 2014 Jul;42:21-4. Crowhurst JA. The Legacy of the Anaesthesia ‘Events’ at Pearl Harbor, 7th December 1941. Proceedings of the History of Anaesthesia Society. 2015; 48:85-95. Note: This paper is an expanded version of a lecture first presented at a… Read more »

By John A. Crowhurst In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

A Review of Art Therapy Among Military Service Members and Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Introduction Every day in the United States approximately 22 veterans, and one active duty service member, reservist, or national guardsman commits suicide and the rate is climbing.1-2 In 2008, there were 197 reported suicides; 2009, 238; 2010, 301; 2011, 283; 2012, 325.3 In addition to fighting the Global War on Terror, current service members and veterans are left to battle postwar… Read more »

By Jeremy Ramirez, BS, MPH-C In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

Malariology in Australia between the First and Second World Wars (Part 2 of ‘Pioneers of Australian military malariology’)

Abstract Two ‘push’ factors drove Australian malariological research in the decades before World War II. The first was the nation’s own experience of malaria in its tropical north, where local, usually seasonal, outbreaks of the disease occurred fairly regularly. The second was the Army’s experience of malaria during overseas deployments. During the two inter-war decades, the… Read more »

By Ian Howie-Willis In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

Aligning Defence Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Capability with Future Requirements: The 4th Australian Defence Force EOH Conference

Introduction Eleven years ago, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) held the third Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) Conference. Much has changed within the Pacific region and the world since that time. In recent years, ADF EOH personnel have supported numerous missions across the spectrum of operations. These missions included humanitarian assistance such as Exercise Pacific Partnership, disaster relief during Operation Philippines Assist, conflict support… Read more »

By Derek Licina , A Brittain , A. Tout , T. Strickland and D. Taplin In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

Effects of Penthrox® (methoxyflurane) as an analgesic on cardiovascular and respiratory functions in the pre-hospital setting

Methoxyflurane (Penthrox®) was initially introduced as an analgesic into Australian ambulance services in 1974. The last 40 years have seen it become extensively used in all government and nongovernment emergency ambulance services as well as private ambulance providers and patient transport sectors. Its short onset of action and effective analgesic properties makes the drug an important pain relief option in pre-hospital management. Additionally, methoxyflurane… Read more »

By H F Oxer In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .

Health characteristics and self-identified health promotion needs of Army personnel in Perth Western Australia

Introduction Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel require high levels of health and fitness to cope with the inherently stressful situations that occur as part of military life. However, several health and lifestyle issues among ADF personnel have been identified relating to mental health and alcohol use1, tobacco smoking in deployed personnel2 and increased body mass index (BMI).3 Mental disorders among service personnel have… Read more »

By S.Batt , P. Geerlings and C. Fetherston In   Issue Volume 24 No.2 .