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Tattooed scars of war

The sounds of helicopters and alarms signaling that we were under attack haunt me to this day.  I completed two tours to Iraq and...

American Nurse welcomes Cherissa Jackson, “America’s Combat Nurse”

Live at the Table interview with Navy Veteran, Denetra Hampton Often times women are omitted from board room discussions or asked to be a part...

Paying it forward

As a nurse leader in the federal government, LT MeShondra Collins, MSN, RN, CRRN, NEA-BC, manages a 50+ staff nursing team in her civilian...

Simulation for suicide prevention training

A unique approach to large group training. Takeaways: Twenty veterans die by suicide each day. The preferred method of learning by most adults is simulation. ...

Risk factors for suicide attempts by Army personnel identified

A study in JAMA Psychiatry reports factors associated with a higher risk of suicide among enlisted soldiers include female sex, entering the Army at...

Nurses answer the call to enhance veteran and military health

Nursing has a long history of caring for wounded soldiers. Perhaps most famously, Florence Nightingale served as chief nurse in the Crimean War (1854)....

Special report – War on Pain: Pain management across the military continuum

By Kevin T. Galloway, BSN, MHA; Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD; and Rollin M. Gallagher, MD, MPH In the military healthcare system, the need for...

Special report – War on Pain: Understanding pain and pain mechanisms

By Kevin T. Galloway, BSN, MHA; Chester C. Buckenmaier III, MD; and Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN Pain is a significant challenge both for...

New HHS funding program to help veterans with medical skills become nurses

On April 29, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announce a program designed to help military veterans with health care experience...

Improving pain care for combat injured soldiers and veterans

By Rosemary C. Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN Advances in battlefield trauma management have significantly improved survival among military personnel injured in the current Afghanistan and...