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Interview with Cpt Elisabeth Hoettels, US Air Force Nursing Corps, LRMC

Nurses, medics, medical technicians and other non-medical personnel provide valuable assistance to physicians and other medical officers in caring for patient soldiers at home as well as on deployment.

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Article: M. PEILSTÖCKER, M. KOCH (GERMANY)

Barrier nursing or the management of life-threatening, highly contagious diseases at home and abroad

Although barrier nursing may be considered a niche discipline, it clearly demonstrates the necessity for civilian and military collaboration and the establishment of national and international networks. Despite the problems of dealing with highly contagious, life-threatening diseases for which there are often no causal therapies, the management of such conditions is feasible with a minimum of risk if hygiene guidelines are appropriately followed and isolation measures are systematically imposed.

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