Aeromedical Evacuation - Management of Acute and Stabilized by William W. Hurd, John G. Jernigan, P.K.Jr. Carlton

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 means of eminent specialists within the box, this article brings jointly scientific experts from all 4 branches of the armed companies. It discusses the historical past of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured sufferer, evacuation from web site of damage 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 stomach wounds and gentle tissue, vascular, maxillofacial, head and spinal twine accidents, ophthalmologic, orthopaedic, pediatric, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, burns, and extra. Over eighty illustrations supply a evaluation of shipping apparatus and either scientific and surgery. vital reference for all armed pressured physicians and flight surgeons, for common and trauma surgeons, internists, in depth care experts, orthopaedic surgeons, and public health and wellbeing provider physicians.

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This section will explore the contemporary military medical mission and introduce the types of casualties that can be expected in the new millennium. 5. Characteristics of nuclear, biologic, and chemical threats. A. De Lorenzo Weapons of Mass Destruction: Nuclear, Biologic, and Chemical Threats Few catastrophes are as fearsome as the explosion of a nuclear weapon or the release of chemical or biologic agents. In the Cold War era, such warfare was contemplated only in the context of massive, strategic battles.

The main differences between military- and civilianstyle care reflect differences of environment, equipment, and on occasion clinical priorities. However, it cannot be overemphasized that the principles of good patient care do not change, and any differences in combat casualty care are overshadowed by the similarities with standard trauma care. Blast and Burn Injuries Thermal injury is a significant cause of morbidity in war. Isolated burn injury is uncommon and is usually associated with incendiary devices.

The second trend is the requirement for rapid evacuation off the battlefield, often directly out-of-theater, which can require the AE system to handle casualties who may not have the benefit of complete stabilization. This was illustrated in Operation Just Cause, where the majority of the 275 serious casualties were evacuated directly from Howard AFB, Panama, to San Antonio, Tex. Some casualties arrived in San Antonio within 12 hours of their injuries. A. De Lorenzo the force to be fully capable of managing the types of patients anticipated.

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