Transforming And Translating Military Trauma Care: Todd Rasmussen At TEDxSanAntonio 2012
Highly decorated for his contributions to military surgery, Colonel Rasmussen has served as Chief of the San Antonio Military Vascular Surgery Service and the Division of Surgery at Wilford Hall. Colonel Rasmussen was appointed Deputy Commander of the US Army’s Institute of Surgical Research, where he practices as a vascular surgeon and directs the vascular injury and hemorrhage control research program. He leads broader initiatives aimed at optimizing combat casualty care, including device innovation and development and technology transfer.
Overview: Col. Rasmussen is one reason why San Antonio is the go to city for military medicine. As Deputy Commander of the US Army’s Institute of Surgical Research, Rasmussen leads broader initiatives aimed at optimizing combat casualty care, including device innovation and development and technology transfer. His accompanying slideshow demonstrates how military surgery has developed over the years to include life-saving techniques for all citizens.
Original title: Silver Lining of War: Transforming and Translating Military Trauma Care
Warning video contains graphic photos of surgery.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).
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