The basic concept of the Navy Trauma Training Center (NTTC) program is to provide an intense 30-day clinical experience in trauma management to Navy medical teams who will be deploying in support of Navy and Marine forces. The exact makeup of teams varies from month to month and consists of 12-24 members. Typically each team will have one to three surgeons, one to two anesthesiologists, one to two emergency medicine physicians, two to four nurses, two to four OR techs and as many as 12 corpsman. There are several Navy physicians and nurses who are permanently assigned to the Medical Center and who have become an integral part of the attending staff in both the Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery.
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