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Friday, July 28, 2017

Today's Weather

+ High of 76. 

+ 100 percent chance of rain, increasing through the afternoon. Prediction of one inch total. 

+ Overnight low of 61.

+ Saturday will be slightly cooler, with a diminished chance of rain, according to Weather Underground.

CMO John Lea Extends Thanks for a Job Well Done
Demobilization Basics To Know   
  • Clean up your tent, and put all trash in appropriate receptacles.
  • Disassemble your cot, put it in its case and leave it open in a "butterfly" position inside tent.
  • Zip all windows and doors shut.
  • Check out with your CMO or CNO before departing.
To my fellow Jamboree Medical Services volunteers,
As we continue demobilization and wind down toward departure, I extend my thanks and congratulations for the excellent jobs you have done for the past two weeks. As of this writing, you evaluated 7,584 patients in our various facilities across the Jamboree. Another 2,161 patients were treated in our self-help stations. You served these Scouts, leaders, volunteers and visitors with skill, professionalism, sympathy, empathy and friendliness.
Jamboree Medical Services is an astounding concept. We are 545 medical professionals, administrative staff and support staff who came together from throughout the United States and immediately began working as a cohesive team. True, some of us knew each other from previous Jamborees and other Scouting activities, but many of us were first-timers. I salute every one of you.
We melded together some extremely innovative and interesting groups. For instance, we had a group of fourth-year nursing students from West Virginia University who worked on their community health rotation, and we had six fourth-year medical students from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine who worked on a wilderness medicine rotation. We embedded an 18-member EMS Explorer Post into our medical staff. I look for all of those concepts to grow, and I encourage anyone who would like to expand on these ideas to contact me.
We significantly expanded our mental health capabilities and presence, beginning with a first time ever Screening Mental Health Questionnaire as participants arrived. We integrated Mental Health Liaison Officers in each participant Base Camp, and they worked cooperatively with the Base Camp medical staff, the unit-based chaplains, the operations staff and the Mental Health Clinic to provide a seamless operation throughout the Jamboree.
We also worked hand-in-hand with Task Force Medical, a military task force made up of active duty, reserve and National Guard units based in four states. They embedded nurses and EMTs into our medical staff and provided FLA non-emergent patient transport. The cooperative spirit of Jamboree Medical Services is one of our greatest attributes.
We have had a memorable two weeks – sometimes hot, sometimes wet, sometimes stormy – and we even gained the experience of a presidential visit and the myriad details and contingencies that entailed. We have had some patient drama, but no real trauma, and we have had some fun along the way.
Again, I salute you, and I thank you. I hope you will continue your service to Scouting because you are vital to its success.
Travel safely home, and tell your families how much you are appreciated.
Yours in Scouting,
John Lea, IV, MD
Chief Medical Officer
2017 National Jamboree
jleamail@gmail.com    ​    
Top 10 Diagnoses

(Data reported here are from 3 p.m. July 26 through 3 p.m. July 27)
There were 861 patient encounters during this time period.
Jamboree Medical Services has treated 7,607 patients since staff began arriving. Here are the Top 10 diagnoses for the latest period.
1. Abrasions, blisters, cuts
2. Acute pharyngitis
3. Headache
4. Sunburn
5. Cough
6. Rash
7. Bee sting
8. Knee pain
9. Nausea
10. Dehydration
Patient Encounters by Facility
(Data reported here are from 3 p.m. on July 26 through 3 p.m. on July 27)

A/B Medical                                        192
C Medical (incl. 24 at sick call)         144
E Medical                                             107
Jamboree Health Center                     96
D Medical                                              95
F Medical                                               61
Stadium                                                 29
Rocks                                                     26
Thrasher Mountain                             24
Water Reality                                        21
Specialty Clincs                                    19
Action Point                                          18
Today's Events -- Departure Day
Staff breakfast from 0500-0900
Staff dinner (if you’re still here) from 1700-1900
Jamboree Health Center closes at 1200
Staff departures can begin at 1300
Jambo Photo of the Day
Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

Jamboree factoid: 19 percent of the 5,317 volunteers at the 2017 Jamboree are Eagle Scouts, according to the National Eagle Scout Association.

On one of the Jamboree’s hot days (definitely not Thursday), Dr. Bill Clegg sought some shade and hoped for some cool conduction from an ice freezer. There was shade, but no conduction, he reported. Clegg, who worked in the Jamboree Health Center, is from Kalamazoo, Mich.