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October 2007 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Nurses

Realities of War: My Trip Home
October 15, 2007 3:44 PM by Erin James
During the 9-hour flight home from Ramstein Air Force Base to the states, med techs, nurses, respiratory therapists and one physician provided seamless care. Flight nurses provided ongoing assessment of about 43 patients. While most patients were ambulatory, Read More...
Realities of War: Learning About Transport
October 11, 2007 9:34 AM by Erin James
Critical care transport requires the utmost in communication, planning, and, from what I learned today, total flexibility. At Ramstein Air Force base, the medical evacuation crew described the ebbs and flows of patient transports. Consider the following Read More...
Realities of War: First Day
October 10, 2007 9:38 AM by Erin James
We landed at Ramstein Air Force Base this morning. The flight over on the C-17 Globemaster was quite loud and cold. In my healthy, wide-eyed and excited state, I had a difficult time sleeping and relaxing. I can't imagine that experience under critical Read More...
Waking Up to the Realities of War
October 8, 2007 3:16 PM by Erin James
Seems like every morning, I wake up to NPR sadly reporting another group of soldiers and Marines killed and wounded in combat in Iraq. Now, with the numbers reaching 4,000 from combat over the past 5 years, I regrettably admit how desensitized I've become Read More...


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