Cmdr. Lisa Kelty, an emergency room physician, gives a briefing at Capiz State University on how to respond to a crushing injury.
ROXAS CITY, Philippines (Jul. 23, 2015) Cmdr. Lisa Kelty, an emergency room physician, gives a briefing at Capiz State University on how to respond to a crushing injury. The briefing was part of a weeklong humanitarian assistance disaster relief symposium held in conjunction with the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy's (T-AH 19) visit to the Philippines for Pacific Partnership 2015. Mercy is in the Philippines for its third mission port of Pacific Partnership. Pacific Partnership is in its 10th iteration and is the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. While training for crisis conditions, Pacific Partnership missions to date have provided real world medical care to approximately 270,000 patients and veterinary services to more than 38,999 animals. Additionally, the mission has provided critical infrastructure development to host nations through more than 180 engineering projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Christopher E. Tucker) File# 150723-N-BK290-420