Military Medics Advance Trauma Care

Military Medics Advance Trauma Care: Air Force Reserve Command surgeon Col. Jay Johannigman—on his third combat tour—says that today’s military medic “has re-emerged as a leader and innovator, leaning forward and taking home important medical lessons.” One such innovation is the use of a shunt, or plastic tube, as a temporary means to couple two ends of a torn blood vessel. Johannigman, who works as trauma director at University Hospital in Cincinnati, says, “That is unheard of in the states.” (Read more here.)