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 through eminent specialists within the box, this article brings jointly clinical 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 website of damage to scientific facility, air-frame services, clinical services 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 gentle tissue, vascular, maxillofacial, head and spinal wire accidents, ophthalmologic, orthopaedic, pediatric, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, burns, and extra. Over eighty illustrations supply a evaluate of shipping apparatus and either scientific and surgical operation. vital reference for all armed pressured physicians and flight surgeons, for basic and trauma surgeons, internists, extensive care experts, orthopaedic surgeons, and public wellbeing and fitness carrier physicians.
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FAST): Results from an international consensus conference. 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.
Sonography in blunt abdominal trauma: A preliminary report. J Trauma 1992;33:39. Rozycki GS, Ochsner MG, Jafﬁn JH, Champion HR. Prospective evaluation of surgeons’ use of ultrasound in the evaluation of trauma patients. J Trauma 1993;34:516. Sustic A, Miletic D, Fuckar Z, et al. Ultrasonography in the evaluation of hemoperitoneum in war casualties. 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.
Dedicated AE crews trained solely for the transport and care of the neonate patient are ideal. Neonatal nurses and physicians usually replace the routine adult or pediatric team members for these specialized transports. The heavy and cumbersome equipment needed for neonatal transport (eg, isolette, ventilator, and specialized supplies) adds signiﬁcantly to the overall weight of the aircraft. Many small rotary-wing aircraft can carry only one incubator and thus require either multiple ﬂights or multiple aircraft to transport twins or higher-order multiple births.