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Lt. Col Candy Wilson (right), 779th Medical Group nurse practitioner, consults a human anatomy chart to determine where to place a Calmare electrode for treating Carol Celeste Gray, a Tricare beneficiary May 30, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Gray suffers from chronic regional pain syndrome on the left side of her body that developed after being treated for a broken elbow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) Nerve Scrambler Therapy lessens pain for warfighters, Tricare patients
In reality, NST is one of the 79th Medical Wing’s most cutting edge methods, or modalities, for managing chronic and debilitative nerve pain that impacts warfighters’ job performance and long term quality of life. “Like many civilians, military patients sometimes experience nerve pain after they’ve healed from injuries or have been treated for diseases,” said Lt. Col. Wilson, 779th Medical Group nurse scientist and NST practitioner. “NST has proven to be a viable alternative to opioids for reducing or eliminating this kind of pain.”
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Dr. Williams Gensheimer (standing), 779th Medical Group’s Warfighter Eye Center chief, conducts a briefing for patients scheduled to undergo corneal refractive surgery May 15, 2017 at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Gensheiemer, one of the Center’s ophthalmologists, dsicussed the risks about eye surgery, how he will conduct the procedure step-by-step and what the patients can expect after the CRS is complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Yanik) Warfighters have vision improved at 779th MDG’s Eye Center
The ophthalmology team at the wing’s 779th Medical Group’s Warfighter Eye Center located at Joint Base Andrews, Md., performs state-of-the-art corrective laser eye surgery on Airmen warfighters so they can focus on doing their jobs on land, in the air, space and cyberspace.
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Lt. Col. Candy Wilson, 779th Medical Group chief nurse, sets a pillow under the head of an actor posing as a patient injured April 26, 2017 at Camp Atterbury, Ind. The actor portrayed a patient suffering from a head injury and body lacerations resulting from a mock nuclear attack that occurred within the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Yanik) 79th MDW nurses, medical techs deliver trusted care in all the right places
This Friday concludes National Nurses Week 2017, a time designated by the American Nurses Association to celebrate our country’s nursing professionals who lend their expertise and training to advance the health and wellness of their patients. For more than 455,000 beneficiaries across the National Capital Region, the Air Force medical team, including more than 200 Airmen and 85 civilian nurses, serving under the 79th Medical Wing, stands ready to deliver a wide spectrum of medical care. “The Air Force celebrates Nurse-Technician Week because these medical professionals work together as a team,” said Col. Marina Ray, 79th MDW chief nurse. Ray is responsible for nursing practice and professional development oversight of the wing’s nurses.
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