Army & Civilian Hospitals Join Forces

Ten Army medical professionals are participating in a new program to enable doctors and nurses to train far away from combat support hospitals in austere locations. This new program will enable the ten Army doctors to train in two civilian teaching hospitals in the U.S.

The program called “Army Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training” (AMCT3) is a two to three year program to be conducted at Cooper University Health Care https://cooperhealth.org in Camden, New Jersey and the Oregon Health and Sciences University  https://www.ohsu.edu in Portland, Oregon.

The goal of the program is to advance military trauma operational readiness for deployment around the globe by partnering with high volume civilian trauma centers to grain critical teamwork and technical trauma skills.

The program gives Army surgical teams and soldiers the opportunity to sustain their trauma skills by working alongside civilian counter parts at high-volume Level 1 trauma centers which are comprehensive regional facilities capable of providing total care for every aspect of injury.

The program will work hard to stop preventable deaths in people with traumatic injuries. Research has shown that deaths and disabilities due to trauma can be prevented with better training, coordination, and streamlined trauma care system.

The Army Medical Command https://www.army.mil/armymedicine hopes to establish ten trauma team training partnerships across the U.S. to enable the exchange of ideas to help both military and civilian trauma centers improve outcomes for patients.

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