The Carrington Award – 2017

A reminder of this year’s nominees for the top medical award in Region 20.

Carrington Award Nominees 2017

Kathy Ball – USS Stargazer

Amanda Barrow – USS Brian Boru

Betty O’Brien – USS Cuchulain

Richard Sams – USS Merlin

Martin Strang – SS Independent

It is with the greatest pleasure that I announce this year’s recipient of The Carrington Award to be:

CAPT Martin Strang, SFMD – SS Independent

For his commitment to the STARFLEET Medical at both chapter and regional level as well as his ongoing work to promote organ donation and the Transplant Games – especially now that he is a gold medal holder in archery. Well done Martin.

COMM S Peter SFMD – Chief Medical Officer (ASG), Region 20

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Carrington Medal 2017

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Carrington Award Nominees 2017

CARRINGTON AWARD

The Carrington Award

 

In the world of Star Trek, The Carrington Award was one of the most prestigious honours granted by the Federation in the field of Medicine and generally regarded as a lifetime achievement award. Five nominees were selected by the Federation Medical Council every year.

In creating The Carrington Award for Region 20, this Award is a to recognise the exceptional service and dedication rendered to this Office.

In addition to supporting this Office, the recipient is also required to be an outstandingly fine Officer representing both the Spirit and reflecting the true tradition of Trek and a total credit to themselves, their Chapter, and the Medical Directorate as a whole thereby ensuring the continuing success of the Medical Directorate and the Medical Programme for our Region. They should also be assigned to Medical on the Database and hold the SFMD qualification.

Carrington Award Nominees 2017

Kathy Ball – USS Stargazer

Amanda Barrow – USS Brian Boru

Betty O’Brien – USS Cuchulain

Richard Sams – USS Merlin

Martin Strang – SS Independent

STARFLEET Medical Awards

STARFLEET Medical Award Qualifications.

The attached gives a full list of the training awards and the required academy courses. PLEASE NOTE that you can mix the old courses with the new, there is no need to repeat courses.

Revised Course comparison

There is still an issue with the basic SFMD qualification please note the following, posted in the SG group today by Denise Lynn:

Good Morning, we are still beta testing Medical courses and the closest we have come to replacing the old COM 101 is the new MDPR 101. It was designed after the old course, but is a tad lengthy for some but it covers a lot of material. The CSME 101 was the first option but is now void. I’m not sure when they are going to release MDPR 101, I’ll keep you posted.

We’ll update as soon as we hear more.

Rich
RADM Richard Sams
Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Region 20

Medical Awards from SFMC

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This is a joint Message from Regional Chief Medical Officer, COMM Scott A J Peter SFMD and 20th Brigade Officer in Charge, Major Tom Bainbridge:

In a drive to encourage members to undertake CPR and First Aid training, we wish to highlight the following awards which may be available to those members, both full and reserve, of the SFMC.

Advanced Medical Proficiency Award

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Issuing Authority: Branch Director – Medical
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Dr. David Miller Ribbon w/gold oak leaf
This award is authorized to marines who have:
A current CPR certification that is equivalent to a Basic Cardiac Life Support Course by the American Heart Association;
A First Aid Course that is equivalent to a Advanced First Aid Course by the American Red Cross;
Or, has completed a Emergency Medical Technician Course (Basic)
Documentation of such training must be provided by the certifying organization, and verified by the issuing authority. This ribbon is unlike most others in that it may only be worn as long as the individual’s certification is in effect

and:

Medical Proficiency Award

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Issuing Authority: Branch Director – Medical
Frequency: As needed (one award per marine maximum)
SFMC Ribbon Name: Dr. David Miller Ribbon
This award is authorized to marines who have completed either of the conditions stated below:
Completed a CPR course that is equivalent to a Heartsaver course by the American Heart Association.
Completed a Basic Cardiac Life Support Course or equivalent.
Documentation of such training must be provided by the certifying organization, and verified by the issuing authority. This ribbon is unlike most others in that it may only be worn as long as the individual’s certification is in effect.

The UK and EIRE equivalents would of course be acceptable. If you are an SFMC member or reservist and wish to apply for either of these ribbons, please send a copy of any relevant certificate to both asg@uss-merlin.org.uk and 20bde-oic@20thfleet.org.uk

COMM S Peter SFMD
Regional Chief Medical Officer
Region 20

Major T Bainbridge
20BDE OIC

 

 

British Transplant Games 2017

Today I attended the launch of the 2017 British Transplant Games being held in North Lanarkshire, Scotland between July 27 and 30th 2017.

The games bring together organ donor recipients from all over the UK taking part in various events over the 4 days, from archery (I am taking part in my first ever games!!) to ten pin bowling. Over 900 participants and supporters are expected to attend including donor families.

There are currently 7,000 people waiting for a transplant in the UK, and one persons’ gift of life in their death can help up to seven people live.

For more information on the games, how to help, donate or volunteer please see their site http://bit.ly/2gLfyJR

Alternately, if you wish to sign the UK organ donor register, please go to

http://bit.ly/2fRqWBA

As one of the organisers poetically stated “Christmas is coming and people have no problems giving expensive gifts. What if we all decided to give the ultimate gift when we go?”

Commander Martin Strang SFMD
Chief Medical Officer, 2nd Officer (Science and Medical)
USS Alba NCC 75024
Region 20

 

Number 8 Challenge

Heart on hand… “One organ donor can save up to EIGHT lives. The same donor can also save or improve the lives of up to 50 people by donating tissues and eyes” 

Out of respect for those incredible men, women AND children who have donated their organs to save the lives of other’s, simply complete the following challenge and sign the following petition;

– Take a black and white selfie incorporating the number 8 in the palm of your hand (this represents the lives YOU could save and shows you support Organ Donation)

– Nominate 8 friends (in support those incredible people who’ve saved the lives of others through Organ Donation)

– Sign:
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/128473 

 

GIVE LOVE, GIVE LIFE 

copy and paste and off you go…

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Give Life


I nominate anyone in this group to spread the message amongst your networks

 

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CMDR Martin Strang SFMD
Aide to Assistant Surgeon General – R20
STARFLEET Medical Corps
STARFLEET International