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  • Medical Airmen work to improve efficiency in patient care in Afghanistan

    Medical professionals at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield are working to make positive impacts during their deployment so future patients and providers can benefit. Lt. Col. (Dr.) Valerie Sams, 455th Expeditionary Medical Group trauma medical director, known as the trauma czar, is leading a trial use of the T6 Health System
  • Platelet donors needed at CJTH

    Receiving platelet donations can mean the difference between life and death for some downrange. In order for them to receive this substance, others must be willing to donate.
  • Care Under Fire: Nurses provide medical, emotional support for those in need

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – A doctor’s office can induce feelings of uncertainty and anguish, but those emotions quickly fade away when a warmhearted nurse greets you.Whether the nurse is checking your pulse or taking blood, their hospitality quickly puts patients at ease.In a deployed environment, where stress levels are through the roof,
  • CJTH Blood Bank provides life force in trauma

    Life-saving platelet transfusions are needed every day by injured service members and patients with life-threatening injuries.
  • Care in the air: 455th EAES get injured to higher-level treatment

    Capt. Steven Woods, 455th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, deployed from the 43rd AES at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., gathers his gear before loading on to a C-130 Hercules for a medevac mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2015. The 455th EAES is tasked with moving injured and sick patients to locations with