Post Tagged with: "86th Medical Group"

Suicide Prevention Month: risk, protective factors

by Capt. Rachel Wiley and Capt. Allison Valdovinos
86th Medical Group suicide prevention program managers

Although no one is immune to the adverse effects of prolonged, excessive stress, some service members are at greater risk for suicide than others.

September 11, 2014 ×

Don’t be a no-show

by the 86th Medical Group

Our goal at the 86th Medical Group is to meet the health care needs of you and your family by providing the best possible medical care.

September 11, 2014 ×
Members of the 86th Medical Group tactical critical care evacuation team-enhanced and the 160th Forward Surgical team carry a training dummy to a simulated medical evacuation zone during joint FST training July 18 on Ramstein. Members of the 86th MDG TCCET-E and the 160th FST trained together to increase their interoperability.

Airmen, Soldiers share medical expertise

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Regardless of the branch a service member belongs to, capable and efficient medical staff are essential to getting injured personnel home safe.

July 24, 2014 ×
Staff Sgt. Lacy Owens, 86th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, helps Tech. Sgt. Ambree Evans, 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron bioenvironmental technician, wrap a splint during a self-aid and buddy care rodeo July 10 on Ramstein.

SABC rodeo rounds up life-saving techniques

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 86th Medical Group participated in a self-aid and buddy care rodeo
July 10 on Ramstein.

July 17, 2014 ×

86th MDG pharmacy offers prescription refill options

Courtesy of 86th Medical Group

The 86th Medical Group Pharmacy offers two prescription refill pick-up options. Refills can be picked up at the Ramstein Pharmacy or at the Kaiserlautern Military Community Center via the ScriptCenter.

June 26, 2014 ×
MCL – Maximum Contamination Level	AL – Action Level	Range – Range of actual measured results
Note: Gray area indicates numerous parameters of listed groups that are identified in the report.

2013 annual drinking water quality report summary

by 86th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

The 86th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight presents Ramstein’s annual drinking water quality report.
This report, which is required by Air Force Instruction and mirrors the Consumer Confidence Report required by the EPA in CONUS, is designed to inform residents about the excellent water and services delivered over the past year.

May 22, 2014 ×
Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan StefankoStaff Sgt. Loura Shouldis, 86th Medical Group surgical technician, is pelted with water during the Joint Combat Dining-In May 16 on Vogelweh. The dining-in welcomed all U.S. service members to attend, strengthen esprit de corps, build friendships and working relationships, and create an atmosphere of good fellowship away from work.

Combat rains down during dining-in

May 22, 2014 ×

May is National Osteoporosis Month

by Maj. Shamana Stevens
86th Medical Group

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by the thinning of the bones and affects the lives of many Americans. The word itself actually means “porous bone.” A person with osteoporosis typically has low bone mass, poor bone quality and fragile bones. Approximately 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis, and 34 million are at high risk due to low bone mass.

May 15, 2014 ×
Tech. Sgt. Mariah Pike, 86th Airlift Wing self aid and buddy care adviser, explains to attendees of the 29th annual Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Course some of the capabilities of human simulators March 10 outside the Hercules Theater. Pike also demonstrated how the simulators are used to train Airmen.

Human simulators featured at international medical summit

Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. James M. Hodgman
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

More than 170 members of the international medical community from 16 nations filled Ramstein’s Hercules Theater March 10 for the first day of the 29th Ramstein Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Course.

March 20, 2014 ×
Tech. Sgt. Renelyn Pagan, 86th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, performs CPR on a cardiac megacode simulator during the Advanced Cardiac Life Support course Feb. 7 on Ramstein. This two-day course offered by the 86th Medical Group helped sharpen Airmen’s skills when performing advanced life support procedures for cardiac arrest and arrhythmias.

Airmen hone cardiac life support skills

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Performing CPR on a patient who needs immediate medical attention sometimes isn’t enough. What are you to do if CPR isn’t working and the ambulance hasn’t arrived yet?

February 27, 2014 ×