Volume 26 Number 3

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Assessing Medical Suitability for Employment and Deployment in the ADF

Assessing Medical Suitability for Employment and Deployment in the ADF Commander Neil Westphalen, Royal Australian Navy Reserve Introduction This article follows previous papers by the author, regarding occupational and environmental medicine in the ADF.1 They asserted that high rates of workplace illness and injury indicate the need to improve the management of hazards associated with… Read more »

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Incorporating Reflective Practice as an Assessment Tool in the Training of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Medics

Incorporating Reflective Practice as an Assessment Tool in the Training of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Medics  Wendy Maddocks Abstract The New Zealand Defence Health Directorate changed its strategic vision in 2016 in the way the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) provides medic training. This change provided an opportunity to analyse the value of using… Read more »

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Analgesic use in Vietnam Veterans’ with Musculoskeletal Pain

Analgesic use in Vietnam Veterans’ with Musculoskeletal Pain Lisa Kalisch Ellett, Nicole Pratt, Elizabeth Roughead   Abstract Background: International studies suggest that high-dose opioid use is more common in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those without in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. Purpose: This article aims to examine the use of analgesics by… Read more »

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Concussion within the Military

Concussion within the Military Roy Beran CMDR rtd, MBBS, MD, FRACP, Dr Sonu Bhaskar MD, PhD Abstract Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is associated with long-term impairments in military personnel. Diagnosis of the condition remains clinically challenging. Neurological examination and cognitive symptoms may not accurately map the nature and severity of underlying brain… Read more »

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‘Military Superbug’ Acinetobacter Baumanii Induced Sepsis in Craniofacial Gunshot Injuries

‘Military Superbug’ Acinetobacter Baumanii Induced Sepsis in Craniofacial Gunshot Injuries I Danish Khan, Associate Professor, Army College of Medical Sciences and Base Hospital, New Delhi, India Craniofacial gunshot injuries encountered during CI/CT operations are involved in a situational complexity requiring astute battlefield care, streamlined evacuation logistics, and operative and critical life support capabilities at various… Read more »

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Paramedics in the Australian Defence Force – A Time for Change?

Paramedics in the Australian Defence Force – A Time for Change? Lauren D’Arcy Abstract Paramedic practice is rapidly changing due to the ongoing pressures on health care systems. Paramedics are increasingly being integrated into primary health care roles, initiating interventions on scene and autonomously making clinical judgements based on operational guidelines. Evolving professional standards have… Read more »

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, COMMAND VERSUS TECHNICAL AUTHORITY: LESSONS FROM THE 2ND GENERAL HEALTH BATTALION   This letter replicates my response in Issue No. 203 of the ADF Journal, regarding the article by Reade et al, ‘Command versus technical authority: lessons from the 2nd General Health Battalion’, in Issue No. 200 of the ADF Journal (and reprinted… Read more »

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, THE AUSTRALIAN ARMY MALARIA INSTITUTE AND THE MEFLOQUINE CONTROVERSY In JMVH 26(1), January 2018, you published a letter from Dr Remington L. Nevin, Executive Director of the Quinism Foundation in Vermont, USA. Dr Nevin’s letter commented on aspects of an article of mine, ‘Australian military malariology comes of age’, which appeared in JMVH… Read more »

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Editorial

On 19 June 2018, the Australian Senate referred “The use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force” to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 September 2018. Submissions closed on 31 July 2018. This is a controversial issue, which has had some… Read more »

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