By William W. Hurd, John G. Jernigan, P.K.Jr. Carlton

The definitive remedy at the clinical evacuation and administration of injured sufferers in either peace- and wartime. Edited by way of eminent specialists within the box, this article brings jointly clinical experts from all 4 branches of the armed companies. It discusses the heritage of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured sufferer, evacuation from website of harm to clinical facility, air-frame functions, clinical functions in-flight, reaction to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. particular health conditions are addressed intimately, together with such normal surgical casualties as belly wounds and smooth tissue, vascular, maxillofacial, head and spinal twine accidents, ophthalmologic, orthopaedic, pediatric, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, burns, and extra. Over eighty illustrations offer a evaluation of delivery gear and either scientific and surgical procedure. essential reference for all armed pressured physicians and flight surgeons, for basic and trauma surgeons, internists, extensive care experts, orthopaedic surgeons, and public overall healthiness provider physicians.

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J Trauma 1999;46:466. 20. Polk JD, Fallon WF, Kovach B, Mancuso C, et al. ” for trauma patients––The initial report of a novel application for sonography. Aviation, Space, & Environ Medicine 2001;72:432–436. 4 Combat and Operational Casualties Robert A. De Lorenzo Military aeromedical evacuation (AE) must necessarily focus on the combat casualty. To this end, it is useful to explore the history and recent experiences of war. In addition, the new millennium brings forth a whole new array of military contingencies including stability support operations, humanitarian missions, and reactions to terrorist actions.

Milit Med 1999;164:600. Lichtenstein D, Courret JP. Feasibility of ultrasound in the helicopter [letter]. Intens Care Med 1998;24:1119. Polk JD, Fallon WF. The use of focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) by a prehospital air medical team in the trauma arrest patient. Prehosp Emerg Care 2000;4:82–82. Conclusion The sickest of patients can be transported by AE under the right circumstances with the right crew capabilities. The civilian aeromedical industry has a wide variety of aircraft, medical configurations, pilot configurations, and capabilities.

Consequently, military medicine developed a “common-task” approach to nuclear, biologic, or chemical (ie, NBC) attacks, where all soldiers, medical or nonmedical, were expected to provide only the most basic care to these casualties. In the post-Cold War era, nuclear, biologic, or chemical weapons have proliferated. 6). 6. Nations known, suspected, seeking, or capable of producing nuclear, biologic, or chemical weapons. 32 ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ ¥ is often the result of limited nuclear, biologic, or chemical attacks, has allowed the military to draw up plans for meaningful medical response.

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