BACH program simulates battlefield stress to help Soldiers return to duty

By Mrs. Stacy M Rzepka (Army Medicine)March 15, 2010

Pfc. Andrew Bedortha applies pressure to a simulated wound on a dummy Feb. 12 during a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program through Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center. Some Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries participate in the RTD program as they progress through their healing process. This exercise simulates taking care of wounded Soldiers on a battlefield, helping to prepare the participants to return to duty and deploy with their units.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Andrew Bedortha applies pressure to a simulated wound on a dummy Feb. 12 during a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program through Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center. Some Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries participate in the RTD program as they progress through their healing process. This exercise simulates taking care of wounded Soldiers on a battlefield, helping to prepare the participants to return to duty and deploy with their units. (Photo Credit: Mrs. Stacy M Rzepka (Army Medicine)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. Staff Sgt. Matthew Marcelino dresses a dummy's wounds Feb. 12 in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center (WRRC) participate in a session of the Return to Duty (RTD) program. In the RTD program, Soldiers practice combat skills under stress. Staff Sgt. Matthew Marcelino dresses a dummy's wounds Feb. 12 in a simulated battlefield environment complete with loud explosions and screams blaring from loudspeakers and smoke pouring from fog machines. Many Fort Campbell Soldiers undergoing treatment for mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) have the opportunity to go through this functional assessment to prove to themselves and their medical care providers at the WRRC that they are ready to deploy with their units. (Photo Credit: Mrs. Stacy M Rzepka (Army Medicine)) VIEW ORIGINAL