Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO has an extensive medical background. His longest-running position is heading the medical team at Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before assuming his current responsibilities, he started his career in emergency services clinics and hospital emergency departments. One of those establishments was the Johnston Atoll Dispensary where Dr. Ronald H. Kienitz, DO dealt with toxicological emergencies associated with chemical munitions.
Chemical munitions are also sometimes referred to as chemical weapons. Usually, chemical munitions are delivered through explosions using bombs or missiles, causing injuries and death through reactions that can include asphyxiation, nerve damage, blistering, and blood poisoning, among others.
Chemical weapons can be destroyed through two processes: incineration and neutralization. Incinerating the chemicals is done by using extreme heat to turn the chemicals into ash, water vapor, or carbon dioxide. The JACAD project on Johnston Atoll was an example of this. Neutralization, on the other hand, breaks down chemical agents using water and caustic compounds like sodium hydroxide.
As medical director of Concentra Medical Centers in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ronald H. Kienitz, DO, focuses on the care and prevention of workplace injuries as well as on the treatment of travelers' medical emergencies.