Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Mission of a Forward Surgical Team (FST)

We are a US Navy trauma surgery team brought together from naval hospitals world-wide to provide care for casualties, military and civilian, in the Afghanistan war.   We are supplementing Army Medicine in this mission.

Here is a decent summary of FST capabilities from Wikipedia:


Our team members:

Officer-in-charge/colorectal surgeon, San Diego
Transplant surgeon, San Diego
Orthopedic surgeon, Bethesda, MD
Anesthesiologist, Camp LeJeune, NC
Nurse anesthetist, Portsmouth, VA
OR nurse, Pensacola FL
ER nurse, Yokoska, Japan
Critical care nurse, Rota Spain
Physician assistant, San Diego

Our  hospital corpsman come from Jacksonville, FL, Beaufort, SC, Bremerton, WA, Naples, Italy, San Diego, CA, Camp Pendleton, CA, Bethesda, MD.

FST Building at FOB Lagman

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