LOS ANGELES (NNS) -- The Navy Trauma Training Center (NTTC) hosted the Deputy Commander, Naval Surface Forces for a tour of their facility, May 17.
Rear Adm. Mike Shatynski visited the unique training center to get a first-hand view of the trauma preparation that Navy medical professionals receive prior to deploying to hostile fire areas around the world.
The training center, which is a joint venture between the Navy and the County of Los Angeles, is located in the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center, a Level 1 trauma center.
Cmdr. Michele Huddleston and Lt. Cmdr Jeb Kucik provided the Admiral an up-close, hands-on tour of both the training facility, located in the historic "Old County" hospital, as well as the currently operational facility, which is housed in the billion-dollar state of the art 600-bed hospital serving one of Los Angeles' under served communities.
After the tour, Shatynski spoke to 30 students who were headed to Afghanistan-bound commands following their intensive 21-day training curriculum.
"The training you've received here is valuable; there are medical students that don't have the ability to respond to real-life trauma cases in their studies like you do here," Shatynski said to the doctors, nurses, and Corpsmen who were just days away from graduating.
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