Malaysian, Indonesian Medical Teams Hosted aboard USS Blue Ridge

first_img View post tag: Hosted Malaysian, Indonesian Medical Teams Hosted aboard USS Blue Ridge View post tag: News by topic Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Malaysian, Indonesian Medical Teams Hosted aboard USS Blue Ridge View post tag: USS Blue Ridge Share this article View post tag: Indonesian View post tag: Naval View post tag: Medical View post tag: asia View post tag: teams View post tag: Navy May 29, 2014 View post tag: Malaysian The training and discussions focused on the importance of medical expertise in shipboard and dive medicine, medical planning, medical evacuation procedures and techniques, as well as foreign disaster assistance and health department readiness.“Underway training provided a venue for the U.S. Navy and our allied military medical organizations to get together strengthen relationships and learn from one another,” said Lt. Cmdr. Roderick Davis, 7th Fleet lead medical planner for Malaysia and Indonesia. “The visit allowed for subject matter experts to share and discuss their nation’s medical capabilities while enhancing military-to-military cooperation.”The program is part of a long-range initiative to enhance partnership and understanding with allied medical professionals in the region. In this new experience for the riders on a U.S. Navy ship, they were able to interact with the crew and witness shipboard operations such as man overboard drills, casualty transport and treatment, the routine examination process and daily medical walk-in procedures.“It was good to experience a medical setting on a ship,” said Indonesian navy Capt. Tonny Adriyanto, military medical physician. “We are not experienced with shipboard health department readiness, so we learned from people that have been doing it and this knowledge is good for us.”The exchange of information was designed not just for training but to also open the door for better communication in the future. This open communication is essential for rapid response to medical emergencies in the region.[mappress]Press Release, May 29, 2014; Image: Wikimedia U.S. 7th Fleet’s medical staff hosted Malaysian and Indonesian military medical teams underway aboard the flag ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) May 22 – 25.last_img read more

Benteke edging closer to return

first_img Press Association The striker has handed the club a major boost and it is thought he could return to action by the end of next month. He has been out since April after rupturing his Achilles, which forced him to miss Belgium’s World Cup campaign. Christian Benteke is closing in on an Aston Villa return as he continues his quick recovery from an Achilles injury. center_img Benteke was expected to be sidelined until Christmas but is on course to return sooner along with fellow striker Libor Kozak, who is also nearing fitness after breaking his leg in January. “Touch wood everything is OK with their rehab and in the next few weeks they will be back,” said boss Paul Lambert, ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League visit of Newcastle. “Hopefully, all being right, with a bit of luck if Christian doesn’t have any major hiccups he will be back soon. “I can’t put a 100 per cent time limit on it but he is doing really well. To get him back training is important, first and foremost. “At the minute the guy is doing great. He is looking in great shape, the medical people deserve a lot of credit for getting him in shape. “I don’t want to put pressure on him but having him and Kozak back will be a big boost.” last_img read more

DCC through to GCA/NBS final

first_imgDEMERARA Cricket Club (DCC) whipped Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) by 10 wickets in the semi-final game of the Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA)/New Building Society Second Division 40 overs competition.By virtue of the victory, DCC have qualified for the final. They will face the winners in the other semi-final game between Transport Sports Club (TSC) and Everest Cricket Club, which is set for this weekend.For DCC, Sachin Singh and Sherfane Rutherford were their main driving forces.Batting first, GCC were bowled out for just 69 in 22 overs, with Martin Pestano Bell the primary scorer with 23, and Devon Lord 19.Rutherford was the pick of the bowlers for DCC, claiming three wickets during his spell, while Antonnel Atwell grabbed two wickets.In reply, DCC reached 70 without loss, with Singh scoring an unbeaten 43, with three fours and three sixes, while his partner Raymond Perez aided with 23.last_img read more