The Command and General Staff College hosted the Profession of Arms Forum Oct. 30-31 at the

The Command and General Staff College hosted the Profession of Arms Forum Oct. 30-31 at the Lewis and Clark Center. The two-day forum focused the attention of the 1,200 students in the Command and General Staff Officer Course on the profession, ethics and organization building. During the conference, students heard from the commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, the Army’s Staff Judge Advocate, two division commanders, well-known academic professors and Jim Collins, best-selling author of “Good to Great.” Gen. Paul Funk II, TRADOC commanding general, led the forum. He defined the profession using the words of retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Our profession is defined by our ethics, values, standards, code of conduct, skills and attributes,’” Funk quoted. “‘It’s incumbent on us to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to live the Army values, to be experts in the application of armed force, and to carry out our sworn duty to protect the freedoms guaranteed in our Constitution through the ethical and just application of force.’” “Trust is essential for the profession of arms. It is the bedrock, the foundation u...

Operating Room Integration Systems to Discern Steadfast Expansion During 2018-2026

Integrated operating rooms are designed to lessen the complexity of the most intricate environments inside a hospital, a private clinic, or a medical institute. Modern integrated operating rooms are equipped with a wide range of surgical equipment along with equipment management systems, medical printers, insufflation devices, surgical microscopes, surgical lights, cameras, large screen displays, and air management devices. An operating room integration system not only integrates equipment, but also functionally connects the operating room environment that includes patient information system, audio, video, surgical lights, operating tables, and building automation. When all these technologies are integrated, the various equipment are controlled by a single operator that may be a physician or a nurse. An operating room integration system offers several advantages over traditional non-integrated operating rooms. For instance, cables and wires that usually remain lying on the floor can run inside the articulating arms of the ceiling-mounted booms and lights. An operator can control several devices via a computer from one place that reduces undue navigation in the operating room; so...