amputation

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Florence Nightingale’s Contribution to Modern TCCC

We’ve all heard of Florence Nightingale, the pioneering Lady with the Lamp. During a time when most English women of her class were spending their time embroidering, reading and looking for a suitable husband, Florence was laying the foundations for modern nursing practice. Many of the strategies and treatments which Florence and her team employed […]

By Joanna Aitkens | Medical Simulation . TCCC Training
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6 Terrifying Surgical Instruments You’ll be Glad aren’t Used Today!

It’s difficult to imagine a time before we could reach for an aspirin to relieve a nagging headache or antibiotics for a sinus infection.  Not that long ago, treatment of a patient was often the best opportunity for doctors to research and practice incredibly dangerous and painful procedures, even for fairly minor complaints.  Up to […]

By Joanna | Medical Education
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US Marine Regrows Leg Muscle

Brave US Marine, Corporal Isaias Hernandez, has undergone revolutionary medical therapy that has saved his right leg from amputation.  While serving in Afghanistan, Corporal Hernandez (19 at the time), was caught in a horrifying enemy mortar explosion.  While carrying a small TV to a military transport in preparation for a long journey, Hernandez was blasted […]

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