Military Medicine

Military medicine covers the medical needs of military service personnel in the battlefield. This also involves establishing and operating combat support hospitals. Persons in this field are exposed to a wide range of weapon-inflicted injuries.

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Health
Military Medicine
Drug Tests

How far does the meps drug detect drugs?

If you are asking this question, the military is not the career for you. The government has the absolute top-of-the-line drug testing stuff, and their tests are TOTALLY random: they can walk into your workplace with a box of bottles at any time of the day and tell you to line up in front of the latrine. They can knock on your door at three in the morning and tell you to line up. And here's the fun part: you do NOT know exactly what drugs they are testing for. They always test for pot, opiates and cocaine, plus whatever drugs seem to be popular in the base's region (if the area around Fort Gordon has a lot of benzodiazepine abuse, they'll look for benzos) plus they've got profiles for a couple hundred drugs and they just choose some at random to test for.

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It's more a question of how long does it take to rid your body of this substance.

Get active. Increasing your metabolism is the most effective way to rid these substances from your body.

I see hallucinogens tagged as a category, these won't be tested for.

Speed is typically out of your body in a matter of days.

And then there's marijuana. Wewt. Unfortunately, this will stay in your system for awhile as it's stored in fat and not water soluble.

Make sure you understand that bold part. Drinking water will NOT help you rid marijuana from your body; water will simply dilute the toxins already being released into your urine from the fat being broken down.

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Conditions and Diseases
Military Medicine
First Aid

If there is clear or bloody fluid coming from the ears or nose why would you NOT use a nasopharyngeal airway?

A nasopharyngeal airway, (aka NPA or a nasal trumpet), is a tube inserted into the nasal passageway of an unconscious victim to provide an open airway (when unconscious the jaw muscles relax and the tongue to falls back obstructing the airway).

  • The clear, straw like fluid coming out of the ears is called cerebro-spinal fluid [CSF]. CSF is the liquid that lines the space between the skull and brain to protect this sensitive organ. In the event of a traumatic brain injury (commonly known as head trauma), this fluid may leak out from the ears or nose due to structural damage.
  • Should a traumatic brain injury be suspected, the patient needs to have medical intervention urgently. Complications of brain injury include cerebral compression among many other serious conditions.
  • Introducing a nasopharyngeal airway, nasogastric tube, or attempting to nasally intubate a person with basilar skull fractures carries the risk of inadvertently passing the device through the fracture and into the skull damaging the brain.
  • NPA is contraindicated (not used) in patients with severe head or facial injuries, or a basilar skull fracture (Battle's sign, raccoon eyes, cerebrospinal fluid/blood from ears, etc.) due to the possibility of direct contact with brain tissue.

The theory to test for this is simple enough. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and blood don't mix, much like water and oil. Put a dab of the patient's blood on a piece of gauze and see if the blood and CSF separate. This looks a little bit like a halo, so this test is called a halo test.
A nasopharyngeal airway, (aka NPAor a nasal trumpet), is a tube inserted into the nasal passageway of an unconscious victim to provide an open airway (when unconscious the jaw muscles relax and the tongue to falls back obstructing the airway).

NPA is contraindicated (not used) in patients with severe head or facial injuries, or a basilar skull fracture (Battle's sign, raccoon eyes, cerebrospinal fluid/blood from ears, etc.) due to the possibility of direct contact with brain tissue.

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Military Medicine
First Aid

How do you do nasopharyngeal swab?

This has good visual

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Health
World War 1
Military Medicine

What are the chracteristics of a shrapnel wound?

Shrapnel wounds (generally during war time) comes in various forms: * Shrapnel is extremely sharp and it's caused by a bomb or grenade (booby traps). The thrust can sever a head or limbs. * Shrapnel can embed itself into a human body destroying organs, or, if the poor soldier is lucky enough it can be removed. * Shrapnel causes paralysis in the less fortunate (severs the spinal column.) * Shrapnel can also enter the gut area and cause severe damage laying the person's stomach wide open. * Shrapnel can enter the body at any angle and can be in extremely small pieces which is difficult for the surgeon to remove.

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Military Medicine
Healthcare Coverage While Pregnant
Bill Gates

Is a 19-year-old dependent daughter covered for maternity care?

it really depends of each individual insurance. If the 19 year old is a full time student, she would be fully covered under your insurance. Also, some state laws require parents to cover a dependant child until a certain age (thru age 19 or sometimes even 23).

if the child is covered under the insurance, a pregnancy would be covered.. meaning all prenatal care, post natal for the mother and delivery, including hospital and physician fees. The baby however, will not be covered. The dependant of a dependant is not typically a eligible covered dependant on any insurance plan.

I've seen insurance plans that would cover a 19 year old child dependent, but, when you check the maternity benefit, she won't be covered unless there is a complication with the pregnancy.

If your insurance plan covers her as a dependant or student then she will be covered for her maternity. Most insurance policies will not cover a dependant grandchild, it depends on your individual plan. I have not seen any plans in my company that do. You may need to look into applying for Medicaid for the grandchild.

As stated above if the 19 year old is a qualified dependent then it should be covered **IF** the parents policy covers maternity. Maternity is not automatic coverage in all circumstances and is a benefit that is being made optional with much greater frequency in those states where the insurance company is not obligated to include it.

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Military Medicine
First Aid

What should you lubricate the nasopharyngeal airway with before inserting it?

The nasopharyngeal airway is a piece of equipment used in healthcare for unconscious patients. The airway should be lubricated with a water based lubricant before insertion.

Any kind of surgical lubricant (like SurgiLube) will work. Don't have any on hand? Use the patient's saliva.

You should lubricate the outside of the tube with a water-soluble gel to decrease irritation to the nasal passage and to ease insertion.

They don't have to be lubricated it just makes insertion easier. Any kind of sterile lubricant will work. In an emergency you would use whatever you can - such as water or the patient's saliva.

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Military Medicine

Do you get tested for stds before your service in the army?

Part of the MEPS processing is a HIV test.


Just HIV
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Military Medicine

What is the Threat Assessment Model?

The TAM is a simple method of performing a Risk Assessment. To begin, we have an asset. An information asset may be a piece of equipment, some data, or confidential information. A vulnerability contributes to the risk that the asset may be damaged, which exposes the company to loss and generates the necessity for a control or safeguard. Let's say that our data processing equipment is vulnerable to power outage. The power outage would pose some risk of that asset being damaged or unavailable, resulting in the exposure or inherent risk. Inherent risk is the highest possible risk we have if there are no controls in place.

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Medical Terminology
Military Medicine
Physical Education

What is the medical term meaning lying face-down?

Prone means lying horizontal with the face down. Pronation is the action of lying prone.

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Health
Military Medicine
US Air Force

Looking for answers to self aid buddy care course?

The answers are in the course material. If you study the course and take notes during the CBT, you'll be able to pass the end-of-course exam with no problems. Have some integrity, and do what's right, instead of trying to get others on the internet to give you the test answers.

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Home & Garden
Medication and Drugs
Military Medicine

What do you call a Tulsi in English?

Basil

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Military Medicine
First Aid

During which heat emergency do you cool the casualty's body by sprinkling him or her with water?

Heat exhaustion
heat exhaustion
Heat exhaustion
Heat exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion
Heat Exhaustion
Heat exhaustion

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Military Medicine

How do you get shrapnel wounds?

It happens when a person is struck by a piece of a projectile, grenade, or flying piece of debris that is the result of an explosion.

Many grenades such as the fragmentation grenade were made to send many pieces of shrapnel fly in all directions causing maximum damage.

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Medication and Drugs
Military Medicine
Drug Safety
Morphine
Painkillers

Is it safe to take 60 mg morphine sulfate tablets with beer?

I just did, upon researching it it turns out that it can cause respitory depression and i may die... I'll let you know how it goes

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Military Medicine
First Aid

What can obstruct a patients airway?

Anything that is big enough to block the airway. Food, and other items.

If they are unconcious, it can be vomit or even their own tongue.

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Military Medicine

How i can do dressing of incision drainage wound?

Put clean gloves on. Remove old bandage observing for drainage, swelling, color, and odor. Remove gloves. Put on new gloves and clean incision with peroxide or betadine or whatever Dr said to use. Cover incision with gauze and tape as before. Throw away all used supplies and remove gloves.

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Military Medicine
First Aid

What are the steps before the insertion of the nasopharyngeal airway?

This is the procedure for inserting the nasopharyngeal airway:

  • Is the nasal canal clear? Make sure nose is not broken and remove any obstructions.
  • Can you rule out basal skull fracture?
  • Measure victim for size needed and select the appropriate airway. Measure the NPA from the corner of the nare to the tip of the earlobe to get the correct size. an NPA that is too large may obstruct the airway, and one which is too small may not be effective.
  • Apply water-based lubricant. There should be lubricant packed with the airway
  • Insert airway into R nostril: starting at 90 degrees, use a twisting motion as you move down to a 45 degree angle.
  • Ventilate the victim.
NOTE: nasopharyngeal airways are CONTRAINDICATED in severe head or facial injuries (bruising behind the ears, raccoon eyes, blood or clear fluid leaking out of the ears or nose), patients on anticoagulants, patients with nasal infections, and patients with nasal deformities.
Lubricate the outside of the tube with a water-based lubricant.
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Military Medicine
First Aid

When would you not use nasopharyngeal airway when it seems to be indicated?

A nasopharyngeal airway, (aka NPA or a nasal trumpet), is a tube inserted into the nasal passageway of an unconscious victim to provide an open airway (when unconscious the jaw muscles relax and the tongue to falls back obstructing the airway).

If your patient presents with one or more of the following, you would NOT use a nasopharyngeal airway:

  • severe maxillofacial trauma,
  • periorbital echymosis,
  • retroauricular echymosis,
  • significantly deformed nares or septum.
  • NOTE: nasopharyngeal airways are CONTRAINDICATED in severe head or facial injuries (bruising behind the ears, raccoon eyes, blood or clear fluid leaking out of the ears or nose), patients on anticoagulants, patients with nasal infections, and patients with nasal deformities.


This may indicate a brain injury
This may indicate a brain injury.
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Cold and Flu
Military Medicine
WW1 Homefront

How did wartime conditions help spread the Spanish flu?

Wartime conditions are attributed partly as the reasons for the spread of the Spanish Flu in 1918 during WW1, causing it to be a pandemic that killed millions world wide. Soldiers were moving from home front to battle field and then home again taking the influenza virus with them around the globe during the war. It is believed to have started in the US and then spread. The conditions of men in foxholes, closely packed in transport and in barracks helped the virus spread due to their close proximities. The physical and mental stress of war, poor nutrition, lack of sleep and bacterial infections from wounds can contribute to cause the immune systems of the troops to be overwhelmed and at less than peak functioning.

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Conditions and Diseases
Military Medicine
First Aid

What is the best way to splint a lower leg fracture?

The easiest item to use is cardboard. You can also use poles, wood, and as a last resort splint to the other leg.

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Diabetes
Nutrition
Military Medicine

What meals ready to eat would be appropriate for diabetics?

Honestly, I am unsure that any MRE's are good for a diabetic to eat. They are high in fats, sugars and salts. All of these diabetics need to look out for. Not only do you have to look out for those but also foods that break down into sugar in the long run. Anything with white flour breaks down into sugar, as does certain vegi's and fruits. The life of a diabetic is a complicated one. Best of luck!

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India
Military Medicine

Why are Indian army vehicle carry a Upward pointed arrow on the number plates?

it indicates military vehwell..all army property in India carries the "up" arrow, so it is not just vehicles, even carbon paper carries the sign to make it obvious that it is military property.. in case of vehicles, the no. after the arrow indicates the year when the vehicle was commissioned into army. The class of the vehicle is stenciled on the windshield, a class A veh is brand new.. whereas a class F vehicle would be earmarked for condemnation/sale. They have another unique tradition, a sold out vehicle should not be driven out of the MT (military transport) park , but it should be pushed out of the gates and then started! that's army way!!

hope this helps..

Manoj

cjonam@yahoo.com

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Medication and Drugs
Illegal Drugs
Military Medicine
Antibiotics
Drug Tests
Marijuana

Does doxycycline remove marijuana from the body?

No.

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Health
Vietnam War
Military Medicine

What was the average life expectancy of a medic after he got off the chopper in Vietnam?

16 minutes for a machine gunner entering a combat zone

I was a Naval Hospital Corpsman in 1979. I attended a "c" school-Field Medical Service School- were I was taught combat medicine. My instructors were all Vietnam Veterans. My class was informed, at that time, that a Corpsman's life expectancy in Vietnam was 19 minutes. This time estimate was for the corpsman just getting off the jet that delivered him to Vietnam.

While apparently what was being told to troopers, the above is ridiculous on its face. If everyone died (on average) 20 minutes after they got to Vietnam, then, statistically, to have 1 person survive a full year in Vietnam, over 52,000 would have to die inside of 10 minutes. Plainly, that didn't happen.

Over 2.5 million US soldiers served in the Vietnam War (many doing more than one tour), with about 60,000 dying. For a 10-year war, that means there was (on average) 6,000 deaths per year out of 250,000 people serving, or a 2.5% death rate, or 1 death every 41 minutes. Presuming that only 25% of all people serving in Vietnam saw front-line action, and that ALL deaths were at the front-lines, that means 6,000 deaths for 62,500 grunts, a 9.6% death rate. Which means that almost 91% of all combat vets survived.

Frankly, no one measures "X-second life expectancies"; it's a ridiculous metric, and impossible to measure in a meaningful way. To do so, one would have to measure this:

A = average life expectancy of civilian of the same age as the soldier

B = % of soldiers dying that year

C = average age of a soldier

Let's say that A = 75, B = 0.1 (10%), and C = 24. So, the amount of time that a Vietnam vet could expect to live after arriving in Vietnam would be roughly:

(A - C ) * ( 1 - B )

or

(75 - 24) * (1 - 0.1) = 45.9

So, the average life expectancy of a combat soldier in Vietnam would be to live almost 46 more years (to age 70). And, that's a gross underestimation (i.e. in reality, it would be considerably higher).

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Military Medicine

If a condom has an expiration date of 09-2012 when was it bought?

It could have been bought last week. It was made in September 2007.

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