TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. —
Tactical Fight Casualty Care coaching just isn’t distinctive to the active-duty nurses and medical technicians from the 72nd Medical Group nevertheless, what is exclusive is coaching in Canine Tactical Fight Casualty Care Coaching.
This week, technicians and nurses acquired cTCCC coaching from a veterinary medical officer and a veterinary technician from the Tinker Air Drive Base Veterinary Remedy Facility.
“Certainly one of our Medical Technicians’ Complete Medical Readiness Program necessities is medical administration of the army working canine, stated 72nd MDG Chief Nurse, Lt. Col. Andrea Whitney. “In contingency conditions the place veterinary employees is probably not out there or the MWD handler is unable to offer emergency medical care, Air Drive medics and nurses obtain the coaching to offer that care.”
The coaching consisted of two stations: station one was working with Vital Care Jerry on bandaging numerous areas and accidents and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Station two was working with the Diesel Superior Canine Medical Coach, higher referred to as Diesel Canine. This canine allowed the groups to coach on tracheal intubation, tracheotomy, intravenous catheter placement and needle decompression. “These are emergency procedures that may assist save a canine’s life after frequent fight accidents equivalent to explosions, gunshots, and different penetrating wounds equivalent to shrapnel,” stated Tinker VTF, Dr. Heather Cameron, Veterinary Medical Officer.
Diesel Canine is a full physique simulator that simulates respiration (adjustable from gradual to panting), bleeding, palpable pulses, audio (barking or whimpering). Vital Care Jerry is engineered as an entire emergency room veterinary coaching mannikin. It simulates trauma and options jugular and vascular entry.
Additionally introduced into the coaching was a army working canine, This (pronounced Dees) and his handler, Senior Airman Jasmin Ramirez from the 72nd Safety Forces Squadron. Specialist Baldemar Gonzalez, veterinary technician with the Tinker VTF demonstrated landmarks on This’ leg and the place to insert an intravenous catheter. The scholars didn’t really insert the catheter into This’ leg, however as an alternative practiced inserting catheters on a gauze roll that was made to simulate a canine leg.
This and Ramirez had been additionally available on the coaching to assist technicians and nurses get a greater understanding of what the army working canine and their handlers do.