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MEDICAL THREAT

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  1. MEDICAL THREAT The better we understand it, the more we can do to reduce the risk.

  2. MEDICAL THREAT TO FIELD FORCES • INCREASED VULNERABILITY • Harshness of the environment. • Reduction of the body’s natural defenses. • Breakdowns in basic sanitation.

  3. MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE MEDICAL THREAT TO FIELD FORCES • HEAT. • COLD. • Arthropods • Diarrhea.

  4. COMMANDER/PLANNER/LEADER ROLE • Seek Advice and guidance. • Guard against environmental threats • to health. • Prepare the camp area for troops. • Enforce individual PMM.

  5. ENVIRONMENTAL THREATS TO HEALTH • Insects and animals (disease carriers and • pests). • Contaminated food and water. • Improper waste and garbage disposal.

  6. INDIVIDUAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE MEASURES (I) • Prevention of insect bites. • Avoid spoiled food. • Avoid native food. • Drink only potable water. • Disposing of garbage and waste.

  7. INDIVIDUAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE MEASURES (II) • Practice of personal hygiene. • Protection against sexually transmitted • disease. • Prevention of heat and cold related • problems.

  8. PERSONAL HYGIENE • Wash Hands. • Bathe. • Clean uniforms. • Change clothes. • Care for feet. • Brush teeth

  9. DA SMOKINGPOLICIES

  10. TOBACCO USE 450,000+ DEATHS/YEAR #1 PREVENTABLECAUSE OF DEATH

  11. SECOND HAND SMOKE LINKED TO: LUNG CANCER, ASTHMA MIDDLE EAR INFECTIONS RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME AFFECTS ON NONSMOKERS

  12. INCREASED # SICK CALL VISITS ADVERSE EFFECTS

  13. DECREASED READINESS

  14. DECREASES NIGHT VISION HAND-EYE COORDINATION STAMINA INCREASES COLDWEATHER INJURIES OVERALL # OF INJURIES ADVERSE IMPACT ON SOLDIERS

  15. LEADS TO ADDICTION ADDICTION ADDICTION

  16. REDUCE MILITARY SMOKERS TO 20% OR LESS ARMY’S #1HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000GOAL

  17. REDUCE SMOKELESS TOBACCO USE TO 4% OR LESS IN 12-24 YEAR OLDS ARMY’S #2 HEALTHY PEOPLE 2000GOAL

  18. REGULATES TOBACCO USE IN THE ARMY AR 600-63ARMY HEALTH PROMOTION

  19. YOUR DOCTOR, NURSE OR PA PREVENTIVE MEDICINE SERVICE: SELF-HELP MATERIALS FROM: - MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITY, - PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, - AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (800-486-2345) HELP WITH QUITTING

  20. NICOTINE GUM NICOTINE PATCHES FAMILY AND UNIT SUPPORT OTHER ASSISTANCE

  21. FIELD SANITATION TEAMS... • Check the water. • Check the food. • Reduce insect & rodent populations • through use of accepted techniques. • Dust and trap for rats. • Provide training in preventive medicine. • Advise the commander on waste disposal.

  22. FOUR MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE MEDICAL THREAT TO FIELD FORCES • HEAT. • COLD. • ARTHROPODS. • DIARRHEA

  23. MEDICAL THREAT TO FIELD FORCES • INCREASED VULNERABILITY • Harshness of the environment. • Reduction of the body’s natural defenses. • Breakdowns in basic sanitation.

  24. SUCCESS WILL DEPEND ON DISCIPLINE