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US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman (HM) stationed aboard the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), practice applying a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture using a practice in during a simulated trauma-care scenario for the Corpsman Olympics. The Corpsman Olympics are held as an assessment tool to evaluate efficiency during crisis situations. The USNS MERCY is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean, conducting a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) corpsmen apply a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture on a training...

US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman (HM) stationed aboard the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), practice applying a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture using a practice in during a simulated trauma-care scenario for the Corpsman Olympics. The Corpsman Olympics are held as an assessment tool to evaluate efficiency during crisis situations. The USNS MERCY is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean, conducting a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) corpsmen apply a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture on a training...

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[Complete] Scene Caption: US Navy (USN) Hospital Corpsman (HM) stationed aboard the USN Military Sealift Command (MSC), Hospital Ship, USNS MERCY (T-AH 19), practice applying a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture using a practice mannequin during a simulated trauma-care scenario for the Corpsman Olympics. The Corpsman Olympics are held as an assessment tool to evaluate efficiency during crisis situations. The USNS MERCY is currently underway in the Pacific Ocean, conducting a scheduled five-month deployment to deliver aid and humanitarian assistance to the Pacific Islands and Southeast Asia.2006) Intensive Care Unit (ICU) corpsmen apply a hair traction splint for a femoral fracture on a training mannequin during the Corpsman Olympics aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). The four station Olympic style games tested four teams of corpsman and their abilities to perform their jobs in the ICU. Mercy has deployed to assist nations in the Pacific Islandsand South and Southeast Asia with humanitarian aid. Mercy is uniquely capable of supporting medical- and humanitarian-assistance needs and is configured with special medical equipment and a robust multi-specialized medical team who can provide a range of services ashore as well as aboard the ship. The medical staff is augmented with an assistance crewmany of whom are part of non-governmental organizations which have significant medical capabilities. U.S. Navy photo by Journalist SEAMAN Apprentice Mike Leporati(RELEASED)

Base: Usns Mercy (T-AH 19)

Scene Camera Operator: Josn Mike Leporati, USN

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

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12/05/2006
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