Dr. Anar Patel, an emergency doctor at Albany Medical Center, N.Y., slowly works a laryngoscope through the throat of a mannequin in order to open the air passage and place an endotracheal tube into the lungs, so that a bag-mask ventilator can be applied to assist the patient's breathing, while New York Army National Guard State Surgeon Col. James Coleman, a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., resident, looks on, during training on Aug. 5, 2014, at Camp Smith Training Site in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. Patel and another resident doctor were on hand at Camp Smith during Medical Command's annual training. The doctors were invited to come to Camp Smith to become familiar with the Army methods and procedures of operating a field aid station, and to give help train members of the New York Army National Guard Medical Command.

Civilian ER docs help New York Guard medics hone emergency medical skills

New York Army National Guard medical Soldiers turned their training up a notch Aug. 5, 2014, when they got some hands-on instruction from experienced emergency room doctors....READ MORE

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