MOSUL DISPATCHES: JUNE 21, 2017

MOSUL, Iraq —  The theme of the day yesterday was head injuries. Several varieties; large lacerations from shrapnel, penetrating eye injuries, gunshot wounds, etc. We are really getting into a rhythm as teams. We have 15 min after patients arrive to get trauma survey done, bleeding controlled, IVs , dressings, Read more…

FOLLOWING THE FRONT

MOSUL, Iraq — As U.S. coalition-backed Iraqi forces trying to reclaim Mosul from ISIS continue to push forward into the western part of the city, NYC Medics’ mobile medical teams are following close behind. DISPATCHES media volunteer Ann Stevens caught up with NYC Medics Operations Coordinator Phil Suarez, just back from Read more…

CNN VISITS OUR CLINIC

ALBU SAIF, Iraq—One month into our mission, CNN found us to see how we were working on the ground in Iraq to help those injured by ISIS in the fight to re-take Mosul. Here’s the clip, and thanks to uber-volunteer Jeff Evans, a physician assistant quoted in the story. Jeff and Read more…

NEXT STOP: IRAQ

NEW YORK —NYC Medics will be deploying emergency medical teams to Iraq this month to help save civilian lives in the ongoing battle by coalition forces to retake the embattled city of Mosul from ISIS. […]

TOUGH MUDDER

NEW YORK — I have always wanted, personally, to have NYC Medics invite many of our volunteers to participate in some kind of group challenge or competition that would be suited just for them. Our disaster relief medics love a tough challenge in outdoor environments, so when we got together Read more…