Thursday, March 15, 2018

Combat Training

  • Konrad Poplawski, a 22-year old Navy hospital corpsman, is about to be deployed as a battlefield medic with the 2nd Marine Division, which has served in deadly battlegrounds in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    But first, he is making a pit stop at Cook County’s Stroger Hospital, which the Navy says is among few places here in the U.S. that provide experience treating the types of wounds he will inevitably see on the battlefield.

    For so long “the first time a corpsman got any trauma experience was when they were deployed, and some would just freeze up,” said Captain Paul Roach, a U.S. Navy surgeon at the Lovell Federal Health Care Center north of Chicago. “We don’t want that to happen anymore,” said Capt. Roach, who heads the program in the Great Lakes region.

    The Navy is working to formalize a pilot program that has been tested here for three years, rotating newly enlisted hospital corpsmen—the combat medics for the Navy and Marines—and those needing a refresher while they are back home, for six to eight weeks through Stroger Hospital’s trauma center. The 14-bed unit treats over 6,000 trauma patients yearly, many of them with penetrating, life-threatening wounds akin to those on the battlefield.
We don't know why Toni, Kim, Tim, Tom and Rahm don't advertise this more.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

my Uncle was a US Navy surgeon during the late 60s, he and other military doctors and nurses routinely trained at The County and other big city hospitals.

the guy served at field hospitals, hospital ships and stateside

3/15/2018 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“Come to Chicago for trauma experience. If, by the end of your training, you’re not a patient with trauma, you will be considered an invaluable asset at any trauma center not positioned in a third-world-shithole-like City. So what are you waitin’ for? Come to Chicago and experience all that this city has to offer.”


City of Chicago Propoganda Minister

3/15/2018 12:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sad to say this practice is in no way new or unique. Been going on quietly for decades.

3/15/2018 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And they call us the second of the world, Ma!!!!!

3/15/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know who Toni, Kim, Tom and Rahm are........but who is Tim?

Sounds like a good idea for training the new Corps.

3/15/2018 02:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the carnage of Chicago will save the lives of American Servicemen and Women.

I pray that he and his Marine comrades all return home safe and sound.

3/15/2018 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice the see some good coming out of city chaos.

3/15/2018 04:48:00 AM  
Anonymous WestSideStreetDoc said...

We have been doing this for years. The program began at Rush University, with CFD as a partner some 10 years back. It was very humbling when I got my first corpsman or army medic on an ambo with me. Here, the tables have turned. When my father began as a medic, Nam had just “ended” and he and his classmates were taught by and included many combat medics and Corpsman. Now I am teaching them. Let that sink in.

I’m glad the program has expanded here, and that our men and women in uniform will have hard trained medics and corpsman when they his the battle field. They deserve no less.

3/15/2018 05:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They call it Chiraq.

3/15/2018 05:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because even those lowlife democratics know it's the only contribution the "patients" can make to society and the taxpayers get to fund it's usefulness...

3/15/2018 06:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come oon Hood Rats do your duty, give the good doctor someone to practice on. Shoot a few for Uncle Sam!

3/15/2018 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know how it is now, but the old trauma unit which was on the 3rd floor of the CCH was quite the place. I can remember going there and seeing victims with chests open and blood and gore on the floor making it very slippery. However, the doctors there did an awesome job and saved many lives. Great training for anyone in the medical profession.

Could never figure out why the unit was on the 3rd floor.

3/15/2018 06:52:00 AM  
Anonymous democRAT for LIFE! said...

When will they send COMBAT troops to train on the streets of Chicago. Maybe rham could TAX them someway and pay for retirees Health care.

3/15/2018 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

If you want me to be cutie, I can be Tim.

I can be whoever you like.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

3/15/2018 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You folks should keep shooting one another so we could have the best medical personnel in the military.

3/15/2018 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember, it's pronounced CORE-MAN,

3/15/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish the army did this back in the day. I was an army medic during Vietnam and our training sucked like a sucking chest wound. After training I thought I was so good. First casualty I realized I was an 18 year old, E3 unprepared dumbass. Thankfully I worked with an bunch of great senior NCO medics and learned quite a bit.

3/15/2018 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: Bring Chris Home
There is a network of major corporations who participate
in a program to transport children to speciality hospitals
for operations/chemo treatments at no cost. They volunteer
unused jets and pilots.
The Air Ambulance is a special craft. It's worth a try to contact
them to see if they could pitch in to cover the cost.
There's always the Trumpster, but ya gotta pick up that phone
and call.

3/15/2018 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was in a reserve medical unit early 2000s. Our medics spent the first day of drill weekend up there each month.

3/15/2018 08:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did the same, but in reverse order. Served 1 year in Vietnam as a corpsman ( or as Obama would say) corpseman. Got hired here as a paramedic. Have to say, nothing I dealt with here was different than Nam. Except for the verbal confrontations, and chances of being sued. The trainees sense of humor will most definitely change though. They just have to remember, "parts are parts".

3/15/2018 08:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew the Demorats were good for something besides chaos and carnage who knew ?

3/15/2018 08:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do volunteer work at an airport USO lounge. Whenever Navy or Marine Corpsmen or doctors are passing through I ask them if they trained in Chicago and invariably the answer is yes. I tell them I grew up in Chicago and did they ever spend any time at Holy Cross Hospital. Been doing this for a couple of years and have been told it is good preparation for the "Sandbox".

Isn't it nice that Chicago does have a role in training our military medics for the battlefield. Come to Chicago for battlefield training. Ha. Ex Marquette Park person.

3/15/2018 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim , is Chief Judge Tim Evans AKA "Let'm go bro". What's wrong wit you!, fool.

3/15/2018 08:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keeps homicides down and get our military great experience.

It's a WIN WIN!

3/15/2018 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait for the warm weather, now that's real training.

3/15/2018 08:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent way to train no doubt about it.
More battleground injuries than anywhere else in the world.
(Maybe Mexico, but their shots are multiple and bleed out quick)
Plenty of combat experience can be had in a couple week at St.Rogers.
If the doc stays any longer he may be treating his own GSW.

Another caveat would be is after a stint in Chicago, he may find that being a SeaBee is better, safer and move appreciative.

And I do like the name Capt. Roach...might rename the sloop.

3/15/2018 09:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In a similar cooperative effort...

Bounty Paper Towels and Papa Johns Pizza reps will train at Cook County Jail
Mike Madigan will train at the Chicago Police Merit Board hearings
Ringling Brothers will train at the Chicago City Council
Fidel Castro descendants will train at COPA
Ald. Arena and Newt Minow will train at a vast wasteland
Pam Zekman will train at Cindy Crawford's
SWAT will train at WWF
Toni Preckwinkle will train at Calvin Kleins
J.B. Pritzker will train 'off-shore'
Rham Emanuel will train 'off-key' at the Old Town Music Piano School

3/15/2018 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I know who Toni, Kim, Tom and Rahm are........but who is Tim?

Sounds like a good idea for training the new Corps.

3/15/2018 02:36:00 AM

Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans.

The training has been going on since at least the early '90's. Not only do we have the blind leading the blind, but a corpse teaching the Corps.

3/15/2018 11:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope the military will let him arm himself with a firearm. All though he/she will learn a lot from working at Stroger, they have a better odds of themselves getting wounded or killed on the world class streets of Chicago then on some other battlefields halfway across the world.

3/15/2018 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This begs the question, if Chicago functions as a training ground for medics, would it not then also function as a training ground for terrorists? It would have to, right?

Further, what incentive is there to end the violence there, when it is so useful as a training environment? It seems to me this is much too valuable to shut down...which might just explain why it hasn't been shut down after roughly half a century.

3/15/2018 12:08:00 PM  
Blogger Jack Trumpblood said...

Practice makes perfect.

3/15/2018 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Broward Deputy Scot Peterson seen standing outside during Florida school shooting in new video

3/15/2018 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger Chip Bagg said...

A battlefield is a battlefield. We got one right here.

3/15/2018 01:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you guys always complain that we aren’t good at anything!!!!

3/15/2018 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To the unpublished dumbass:

Did you even read the first line of the post? We say right there "This pops up every so often" indicating that we're aware of what's been going on. In fact, we're willing to bet we have more time in ER's waiting for someone to croak than you have in Mommy's basement coming up with half-witty comments that only begin to hint at your inability to comprehend the written word and the emptiness in your skull.


3/15/2018 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

respect and blessings to all medics

and all that they do to to stop the hemorrhaging in combat!

war is hell!

3/15/2018 04:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why people are finding this a shock - it's been going on for years and I think adequately prepares you for what you'd see in a warzone. You're treating hostiles who don't speak what we could consider English. But if you want to be a healthcare worker and want to learn top-notch techniques, this is the place to do it - in the gutter.

3/15/2018 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well it's a hell of a democrat plan! Standing for criminals and illegal aliens so their victims can make our military corpsman the best in the world.
But I'm still confused as to why they don't want to fund our military and want everyones guns.


3/15/2018 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm’s gotta be so proud..... Chicago values!

3/15/2018 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you look hard enough, even the darkest clouds have silver linings. At least I think they're silver.... lead, maybe... ?

3/15/2018 08:44:00 PM  
Anonymous chi cop said...

this not a 1st what so ever,recall during waning days of the democratic money war in Viet Nam saw naval and army corpsmen at the old Cook City Hospital sitting in on friday and saturday nites to learn battle field wound observations,remember one young guy with the navy approaching our wagon and saying dum founded,""hey guys.i just saw a guy brought in with a ax in his head and he was still alive""we told him to take a break because that wouldn't last even if he lived.

3/15/2018 10:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son was taken to a Baltimore emergency room by the Marines before his unit deployed to Iraq-just to see gunshot wounds up close. Officers have to be dependable in a crisis situation.

3/16/2018 02:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Tim , is Chief Judge Tim Evans AKA "Let'm go bro". What's wrong wit you!, fool.

3/15/2018 08:50:00 AM

Answer popped into my head a few minutes after posting. My sometimers was happening.

Ok Keesing Bandit....pucker up buttercup.....smooch......

3/16/2018 05:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

f you look hard enough, even the darkest clouds have silver linings. At least I think they're silver.... lead, maybe... ?


Hahaha. Nice one, sir

3/16/2018 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Chicago is one step above Newark, NJ. That's where they send Peace Corps recruits to learn how to live in a third world country.

3/16/2018 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rahm, Preckwinkle, etc. don't promote this more because they haven't figured out how to make money on it.... yet.

Once they do - you can bet they'll have some kind of "Crossover" bullshit show with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD to highlight it... they'll have a walkon and say they're making the best out of a bad circumstance and are happy that at least some benefit comes of it while we all work to work with Da Komunitie to reducify the violentz...

3/16/2018 10:42:00 PM  

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