Volume 5 No.3

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AMMA Update December 1996

Successes The following AMMA members have achieved success through honours, awards, promotions, publications, etc. *Members will note that most of these items relate to the Navy. The reason is obvious, and the Editor would remind readers that he needs sources of information from the other two Services and from our civilian members as well, so… Read more »

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AMMA 5th Annual General Meeting

The 5th Annual General Meeting of the Australian Military Medicine Association was held at the Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, at 1630 on Saturday the 7th of September 1996. The meeting was attended by 43 members. Reports The 1995-96 Annual Report (included in the last issue of AMM) was presented to the meeting. The following verbal Reports… Read more »

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Abstracts from the Literature

compiled by James Ross Knapik JJ, Hamlet MP. Influence of boot-sock systems on frequency and severity of foot blisters. Mil Med 1996; 161(1):594-8 This study examined the influence of three types of boot-sock systems on incidence and severity of foot blisters. Participants were 357 men undergoing US Marine recruit training at Parris Island, South Carolina…. Read more »

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Medical NBC Training – Where to now?

A.G.Robertson, D.J.Morgan-Jones Abstract Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Warfare remains as much a risk today as it has been in the past. With increased numbers of proliferating nations, increased industrialisation and poorly effective arms control measures, this risk is unlikely to decrease in the foreseeable future. To prepare military physicians to deal with these toxic… Read more »

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Military medical appreciation of mass casualty management and evacuation from a remote area. The Kutubu Oil explosion, July 1996

Kitchener S, Caldwell D Abstract In July 1996, the Chevron Niugini IDT-11 oil well exploded causing 10 casualties, nine of whom required evacuation to a Level 5 health care facility in Australia. Staff from the Australian High Commission Medical Unit were involved in the medical response and casualty evacuation from the forward Level 1 medical… Read more »

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Editorial

Russ Schedlich Early casualty management and evacuation are brought into sharp focus by the original articles in this issue of AMM. Starting in the hospital environment, Payne et al studied the transfusion needs of trauma patients in a US urban setting, determining individual needs related to site of injury and an overall assessment of the… Read more »

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President’s Message

Nader Abou-Seif In my last message, I looked forward with eagerness to the upcoming AMMA National Conference. Now as I look back on the meeting I feel reassured in the role that AMMA has to play in military medicine in Australia. The quality of both presenters and presentations remains of the highest order. The breadth… Read more »

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