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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Today's Weather

+ High of 88

+ Chance of thunderstorms all day (1.0 inch possible)

+ Overnight low of 70

+ Sunday looks much the same, according to Weather Underground.

   
They're Baaaack!

The numbers are in for Wednesday’s influx of Jamboree Scouts. The 2017 National Jamboree population is 27,540 Scouts, leaders and volunteers. The breakdown is 5,317 staff members, 19,716 Scouts and 2,507 adult leaders.

Important Events for Today

  • Staff breakfast from 0500-0900 (Grab & Go lunch available until 1400 for arriving staff)
  • Session 2 staff departures
  • Session 3 staff arrivals
  • Medical check-in process at Ruby Welcome Center from 0800-1900
  • Program schedule closes one hour early due to Stadium show
  • Base Camp Delta Bash at 1900
  • Staff dinner shortened to 1600-1800 due to Stadium show
  • Celebration of Scouting Show at Stadium 1900-2100
  

Have a Problem? We Probably Have a Doc for That
Top 10 Diagnoses
Documented to Date

Jamboree Medical Services has treated 2,041 patients since staff began arriving. Here are the Top 10 diagnoses for Friday, July 21.
 
 1. Abrasions, blisters, cuts
 2. Dehydration
 3. Rash
 4. Acute pharyngitis
 5. Sunburn
 6. Nausea
 7. Headache
 8. Insect bite
 9. Ingrown toe nail
 10. Abdominal pain
  
 Eye Clinic: Doug Cook, Ted Stransky and Jim Felch
       
Integrated into the Jamboree Medical Center are three medical specialty units that probably would surprise non-Scouts in the depth of their abilities to serve patients.
 
The three specialty areas are eye, dental and mental health, and Dr. Jim Felch, Deputy Jamboree CMO for Specialty Clinics and an eye ophthalmologist from Nashville, Tenn., oversees them. This is Felch’s sixth Jamboree.
 
“I think people believe we have the staff that could look at a patient for problems, but they don’t know all we can do to treat patients in all three areas right here,” Felch observed.
 
With some exchange of doctors in the middle of the Jamboree, the eye clinic has five specialists who can treat superficial eye injuries, evaluate for surgical needs and treat infections. The clinic has a slit lamp to check pressures and to facilitate eye examinations at significant magnification. They can do minor eyeglasses repair, and an optician will be present for the Jamboree’s second week.
 
“Because we can treat patients here, they don’t have to leave and lose precious Jamboree time,” said Dr. Doug Cook from Guthrie, Okla., who is volunteering at his fourth Jamboree.
 

Patient Encounters by Facility
   
A/B Medical                                     142
E Medical                                         109
D Medical                                           93
C Medical                                            85
(included 24 at Sick Call sites)
Jamboree Health Center                 52
Summit Health Lodge                      49
Thrasher Mountain                          47
F Medical                                           45
Stadium Medical                              38
Garden Ground Mountain              36
Action Point                                       27
Water Reality                                     16
    
At the Chat-n-Chew   
    
If you want dinner at the Chat-n-Chew tomorrow (Sunday, July 23), make your reservation at the restaurant today. Sunday’s main dishes: Pork barbecue ($12) and ribeye ($20). Dinner includes salad, sides, dessert and beverage.
 
Sandwiches, burgers, salads, beverages and soft-serve ice cream are available through the day and evening on Saturday.
    
Chowing Down at the Dining Hall

Entrée: Jambalaya over rice with cornbread
 
Pasta bar: Baked ziti with ham and manicotti with meatballs
 
Express: Hot dogs and chicken parmesan subs
 
Vegetarian: Southwest barbecue black bean burger
 
Signature salad: Greek chicken salad
   
Dental Clinic: Jasmin Kissane, Alan Frankel, John Worsley and Monika Smielewska
The same sentiment prevails down the hall at the dental clinic, which has five dentists during the Jamboree. One of those five is a military dentist Cpt. Monika Smielewska. She and S.Sgt. Jasmin Kissane, a dental technician, are with the 118th Multi-Function Medical Battalion of the Connecticut National Guard. Air Force Col. Mark Henderson leads the dental clinic.
 
The dental clinic is staffed to treat dental emergencies, perform simple dental repairs and do extractions, and it has diagnostic X-ray equipment.
 
“We want to take care of problems, relieve a patients’ pain and get them back to the fun of the Jamboree, said Dr. John Worsley from Bethlehem, Pa.
 
Next to the dental clinic is the mental health clinic, which keeps two doctors at the Jamboree Medical Center and has eight more clinicians embedded in Base Camps. The Mental Health staff grew from four in 2013 to 10 this year, according to Dr. Steve Bisbing, chief of Jamboree Mental Health.
 
“If we can resolve a problem at the sub-camp level, that’s a win-win for everyone,” Bisbing said.
The Correct Pharmacy Number

The correct phone number for the Pharmacy is 210-315-4630. (It is wrong in some directories.) Pharmacy phone hours are from 0830 – 1630. At other times, use the OneCall number, which is 304-719-5645.
    
Movies at the OA D-Stress Zone

Movies will be screened at the OA D-Stress Zone on July 23, 25 and 26. Titles are decided each day by the OA, and show begin about 6 p.m. All Jamboree staff are invited. The D-Stress Zone is the trio of white tents on the trail between the Dining Hall and Base Camp Delta.
Earn a Photo Credit with a Jambo Photo of the Day

Jamboree Medical News is wants your cool Jambo photos to feature as a Jambo Photo of the Day. If you have one to propose, email it to Jamboree Medical News editor Tom Adkinson (tom.adkinson@gmail.com).

Include your name, volunteer job and hometown. Topics range from nature to Jamboree scenes to your fellow Medical Service volunteers at work or play.

Mental Health Clinic: Bob Chayer and Steve Bisbing
    
Jambo Photo of the Day
   
Rachel Brown, a student nurse from West Virginia University, captured this pink-sky evening over the tents that sprang up in Base Camp Delta. Brown and four others are accomplishing part of their community health rotation at the Jamboree.
    
    
Newsetter Archives

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Today's Weather

+ High of 88

+ Chance of thunderstorms all day (1.0 inch possible)

+ Overnight low of 70

+ Sunday looks much the same, according to Weather Underground.

   
They're Baaaack!

The numbers are in for Wednesday’s influx of Jamboree Scouts. The 2017 National Jamboree population is 27,540 Scouts, leaders and volunteers. The breakdown is 5,317 staff members, 19,716 Scouts and 2,507 adult leaders.

Important Events for Today

  • Staff breakfast from 0500-0900 (Grab & Go lunch available until 1400 for arriving staff)
  • Session 2 staff departures
  • Session 3 staff arrivals
  • Medical check-in process at Ruby Welcome Center from 0800-1900
  • Program schedule closes one hour early due to Stadium show
  • Base Camp Delta Bash at 1900
  • Staff dinner shortened to 1600-1800 due to Stadium show
  • Celebration of Scouting Show at Stadium 1900-2100
  

Have a Problem? We Probably Have a Doc for That
Top 10 Diagnoses
Documented to Date

Jamboree Medical Services has treated 2,041 patients since staff began arriving. Here are the Top 10 diagnoses for Friday, July 21.
 
 1. Abrasions, blisters, cuts
 2. Dehydration
 3. Rash
 4. Acute pharyngitis
 5. Sunburn
 6. Nausea
 7. Headache
 8. Insect bite
 9. Ingrown toe nail
 10. Abdominal pain
  
 Eye Clinic: Doug Cook, Ted Stransky and Jim Felch
       
Integrated into the Jamboree Medical Center are three medical specialty units that probably would surprise non-Scouts in the depth of their abilities to serve patients.
 
The three specialty areas are eye, dental and mental health, and Dr. Jim Felch, Deputy Jamboree CMO for Specialty Clinics and an eye ophthalmologist from Nashville, Tenn., oversees them. This is Felch’s sixth Jamboree.
 
“I think people believe we have the staff that could look at a patient for problems, but they don’t know all we can do to treat patients in all three areas right here,” Felch observed.
 
With some exchange of doctors in the middle of the Jamboree, the eye clinic has five specialists who can treat superficial eye injuries, evaluate for surgical needs and treat infections. The clinic has a slit lamp to check pressures and to facilitate eye examinations at significant magnification. They can do minor eyeglasses repair, and an optician will be present for the Jamboree’s second week.
 
“Because we can treat patients here, they don’t have to leave and lose precious Jamboree time,” said Dr. Doug Cook from Guthrie, Okla., who is volunteering at his fourth Jamboree.
 

Patient Encounters by Facility
   
A/B Medical                                     142
E Medical                                         109
D Medical                                           93
C Medical                                            85
(included 24 at Sick Call sites)
Jamboree Health Center                 52
Summit Health Lodge                      49
Thrasher Mountain                          47
F Medical                                           45
Stadium Medical                              38
Garden Ground Mountain              36
Action Point                                       27
Water Reality                                     16
    
At the Chat-n-Chew   
    
If you want dinner at the Chat-n-Chew tomorrow (Sunday, July 23), make your reservation at the restaurant today. Sunday’s main dishes: Pork barbecue ($12) and ribeye ($20). Dinner includes salad, sides, dessert and beverage.
 
Sandwiches, burgers, salads, beverages and soft-serve ice cream are available through the day and evening on Saturday.
    
Chowing Down at the Dining Hall

Entrée: Jambalaya over rice with cornbread
 
Pasta bar: Baked ziti with ham and manicotti with meatballs
 
Express: Hot dogs and chicken parmesan subs
 
Vegetarian: Southwest barbecue black bean burger
 
Signature salad: Greek chicken salad
   
Dental Clinic: Jasmin Kissane, Alan Frankel, John Worsley and Monika Smielewska
The same sentiment prevails down the hall at the dental clinic, which has five dentists during the Jamboree. One of those five is a military dentist Cpt. Monika Smielewska. She and S.Sgt. Jasmin Kissane, a dental technician, are with the 118th Multi-Function Medical Battalion of the Connecticut National Guard. Air Force Col. Mark Henderson leads the dental clinic.
 
The dental clinic is staffed to treat dental emergencies, perform simple dental repairs and do extractions, and it has diagnostic X-ray equipment.
 
“We want to take care of problems, relieve a patients’ pain and get them back to the fun of the Jamboree, said Dr. John Worsley from Bethlehem, Pa.
 
Next to the dental clinic is the mental health clinic, which keeps two doctors at the Jamboree Medical Center and has eight more clinicians embedded in Base Camps. The Mental Health staff grew from four in 2013 to 10 this year, according to Dr. Steve Bisbing, chief of Jamboree Mental Health.
 
“If we can resolve a problem at the sub-camp level, that’s a win-win for everyone,” Bisbing said.
The Correct Pharmacy Number

The correct phone number for the Pharmacy is 210-315-4630. (It is wrong in some directories.) Pharmacy phone hours are from 0830 – 1630. At other times, use the OneCall number, which is 304-719-5645.
    
Movies at the OA D-Stress Zone

Movies will be screened at the OA D-Stress Zone on July 23, 25 and 26. Titles are decided each day by the OA, and show begin about 6 p.m. All Jamboree staff are invited. The D-Stress Zone is the trio of white tents on the trail between the Dining Hall and Base Camp Delta.
Earn a Photo Credit with a Jambo Photo of the Day

Jamboree Medical News is wants your cool Jambo photos to feature as a Jambo Photo of the Day. If you have one to propose, email it to Jamboree Medical News editor Tom Adkinson (tom.adkinson@gmail.com).

Include your name, volunteer job and hometown. Topics range from nature to Jamboree scenes to your fellow Medical Service volunteers at work or play.

Mental Health Clinic: Bob Chayer and Steve Bisbing
    
Jambo Photo of the Day
   
Rachel Brown, a student nurse from West Virginia University, captured this pink-sky evening over the tents that sprang up in Base Camp Delta. Brown and four others are accomplishing part of their community health rotation at the Jamboree.