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US trains Naval men on life-saving skills

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Medical personnel of the Nigerian Naval Hospital, Ojo, Lagos have been trained on how to treat trauma. The training was sponsored by Africa Partnership Station, US.

The aim is to solidify the connection between field treatment of military casualties and treatment options, once they are transferred to the hospital. This is to increase the number of lives that could be saved by 25 per cent in traumatic injuries/emergencies, be it military or civilian.

The medical providers were trained to handle emergencies through practical trainings, so as to effectively treat trauma injuries.

They went through a review of current trauma literature, scenario training, hands-on training tourniquet and ultrasound training, triage event training with mass casualties. Lectures covering trauma assessment and life saving interventions and techniques /skill were also given.

It was anchored by Dr Michael Owens, Naval Medical Centre, Portsmouth and Dr Kristie Robson, United States Navy stationed at Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Falls Church, VA.

According to Dr Owens, it is very essential to priority trauma casualties to ensure life saving skills are deployed, “and we believe with a lot of advances in trauma casualties management, it is highly good to train personnel including medical assistants, students, nurses and physicians.

“We have data captured in our system that 25 per cent of casualties die in trauma cases. There are immediate life saving interventions that can be done to quickly and easily save such,” he stated.


Article Credit: Thisday Newspaper

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