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Preventive Medicine Measures

 

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Preventive Medicine Measures

CPT Steven L. Patterson

787-1215

Duty Non-Battle Injury

80% of all hospital admissions in combat are not from combat wounds

20,000 Arab heat injuries in the 7 Day War

2000 deaths of 8000 doughboys shipped to WW I due to influenza

Insects Kill More People Than ALL Other Animals Combined

Mosquitoes

Ticks

Bees

Scorpions

Fleas

Flies

Vector Borne Diseases

Dengue Fever

Malaria

Hemorrhagic Fever

Schistosomiasis

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Lyme Disease

Leishmaniasis

Personal Protective Measures

Immunizations

DEET

Permethrin

Proper Wear of Uniform

Chemoprofilaxis

Heat Injuries

New water standard, 10 quarts

Water Toxicity

Have IV's available

Wet Bulb

Acclimatization

Alcohol/Caffeine

Wear of Uniform Sunburn

Work/Rest Cycle

Repeat Injuries

Cold Injury

Wear of Uniform

Repeat of Injuries

Dehydration

Anti-perspirant on feet

Sex and Race

Tobacco Use

Diarrhea and Dysentery

Dysentery is bloody diarrhea

Almost Always from Food or Water

Can incapacitate a entire unit

Prevented by hand washing, good sanitation, and safe, approved food/water source

Deployments

Preventive Medicine Threat Brief

Food, Water, Ice, Fruit/Vegetables

Inventory FST

PPM's

Field Sanitation Teams

Trained in sanitation actions, 40 hours

Advisor to commander, not work detail

Need command support and money for equipment

PM needs to be a command action

Site Selection

Rodents/Unit Pets

Insects

Food and Water for above

Trash

Latrines

Remote Site Problems

Food, Water, Education

Preventive Medicine Assets

PM Detachments

Division PM

Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine

Veterinarian

Environmental Health Mission


Health Inspections

Swimming Pools/Bathing Areas

Barber Shops

Regulated Medical Waste

Hazardous Waste

Pest Control

Preventive Medicine Threat Briefs

Fringe Issues

Depleted Uranium

Anthrax

Combat Stress

STD's/AIDS/Hepatitis C

Hearing/Eye Protection

Tobacco

Skin Infections

Dental Care

Fort Gordon Issues

Snakes are Protected

Eastern Hognosed is Threatened

RCW

Gopher Tortoise

Protected Plants

Recent Issues

Aid Missions in Central America

Sewage Dumping in Albania

Soldiers Deploying/Returning "Sick"

Fort Gordon fined $50,000

Majors thrown out of Alaska

Conclusion

Do what you mother told you to do.

Wash your hands

Don't take stuff from strangers

(Use the DEET/Permethrin)

Questions??

CPT Steven L. Patterson

787-1215

NSN's

DEET Cream 6840-01-284-3982 (2 per)

Permethrin

Can 6840-01-278-1336 (6 weeks/1 per uniform)

Bag 6840-01-345-0237 (Life of Uniform)

Mosquito Nets 7210-00-266-9736

Poles 7210-00-267-5641