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Medical Museum Science Café

Advances in Combat Casualty Care: Past, Present, and Future

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When: Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6-7 p.m.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Recent advancements in the ever-changing world of frontline warfighter medical care will be the focus of this talk by U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Rasmussen, director of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program at Fort Detrick (MD). Col. Rasmussen will share how the CCCRP optimizes the survival and recovery of U.S. service members in current and future operational scenarios, with a focus on treating bleeding control and traumatic brain injury. Col. Rasmussen, a decorated vascular surgeon, will also briefly review the evolution of U.S. battlefield medicine, explaining how current warfighter care has developed over the decades.


FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.


Call (301) 319-3303 or email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil