Friday, September 21, 2012

Incoming Patient: Trauma #3296

Approaching MEDEVAC

ANA (Afghan National Army) Soldier with gunshot wound

Preparing to unload patient

Waiting to accept patient from MEDEVAC

 Patient is searched for weapons and unexploded ordnance prior to ATLS/Triage

Grant Campbell, MD

Major Randall Moore, CRNA
1980th Forward Surgical Team
FOB Sharana, Afghanistan


  1. Re: combat gynecologists: article in paper today about UK soldier giving birth at camp bastion, was unaware of full term pregnancy... Who knew gyne would come in so handy! Thanks for blogging, Randy, reading regularly, absolutely fascinating. Come home soon and safe! Christine

  2. Randy - did you tell Dr. Campbell that your nickname in high school was 'combat gynecologist'? Good bloggin dude....keep it up and take care. Wrb

  3. Randy,

    I didn't know you were in Afghanistan! Thank you so much for your service. Things sure change quickly. How long is your rotation? I pray that God looks over you while you're there and uses you in great ways to alleviate the agony of war. I'm actually kind of jealous and wish I could be there at your side providing anesthesia. (I hope you're being supervised?! :) haha) I did my 6 years in the NG, but I don't think uncles sam would take me back r/t medical hx. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to check in and see how you're doing. I look forward to seeing you again when you get back.

    Thank you again for your service!

    - Grant Van Meter