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TitleAeromedical Evacuation [electronic resource] : Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients / edited by William W. Hurd, John G. Jernigan
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York, 2003
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Descript XVI, 374 p. online resource


AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION: MANAGEMENT OF THE ACUTE AND STABILIZIED PATIENT is the definitive treatment on the medical evacuation and management of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. Edited by eminent experts in the field, this text brings together medical specialists from across all four branches of the armed services. The post-Cold War paradigm shift necessitates the rapid-fire response of aeromedical evacuation services to treat and transport patients injured in regional conflicts, in mass emergencies and natural disasters, in the face of terrorist attack, and in the event of biological or chemical warfare. The book discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in the second half of the book, including general surgical casualties such as abdominal wounds and soft tissue injuries, vascular injuries, maxillofacial injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, ophthalmologic casualties, orthopaedic casualties, burns, pediatric casualties, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, and more. Over 80 illustrations provide a useful review of transport equipment and both medical and surgical treatment. Algorithms outline patient triage and management from the field or site to the medical facility. This text is a must-have reference for all armed forced physicians and flight surgeons, for general and trauma surgeons, internists, intensive care specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, and public health service physicians


The Need -- Aeromedical Evacuation: A Historical Perspective -- Indications and Considerations for Emergent Evacuation of the Peacetime Casualty -- Combat and Operational Casualties -- The Means -- Military Casualty Evacuation: MEDEVAC -- Aeromedical Triage Support to Mass-Casualty Events -- Patient Staging for Aeromedical Evacuation -- Aircraft Considerations for Aeromedical Evacuation -- Critical-Care Air Transport: Patient Flight Physiology and Organizational Considerations -- Nursing Care in Flight -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Patients with Contagious Infections -- In-Flight Emergencies: Capabilities and Limitations -- The Patients -- General Surgical Casualties: Abdominal Wounds, Urogenital Trauma, and Soft-Tissue Injuries -- Air Evacuation of the Neurosurgical Patient -- Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Patients -- Ophthalmic Patients -- Peripheral Vascular Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Cardiothoracic Casualties -- Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation -- Orthopedic Patients -- Burn Patients -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Obstetric and Gynecological Patients -- Medical Casualties -- Pediatric Casualties -- Aeromedical Evacuation of Psychiatric Casualties

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