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Deployable Medicine

Effective Battlefield Healthcare Procedures, Tacti Posted on: 29 Mar 06

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Deployable medicine involves the complete employment of military health professionals. The nature of the deployment can vary from conventional ‘warfighting’ campaigns to humanitarian relief operations. The methods for employing highly skilled military professionals within the area or operations and the level of care they provide are crucial to the success of the mission

Deployable medicine involves the complete employment of military health professionals. The nature of the deployment can vary from conventional ‘warfighting’ campaigns to humanitarian relief operations. The methods for employing highly skilled military professionals within the area or operations and the level of care they provide are crucial to the success of the mission

The ability of the medical personnel to deploy into the areas of operation can define the success of the operation. This sense of urgency is vital to ensure that the health and wellbeing of victims does not deteriorate in the immediate hours that follow a natural disaster or violent incident. This need for mobility raises several questions as to which method of movement is suitable for military deployments.

It has long been acknowledged that the time between the infliction of the injury and professional treatment received is the crucial factor in survival. The key component to survival is the extraction from the site of the injury to a casualty clearance station. Prompt extraction has now reached a new level of efficiency: An estimated 90% of all US combat casualties will now survive their injuries. As remarkable as these statistics are: the employment of unmanned recovery vehicles aims to further increase survival, while at the same time safely evacuating casualties at minimal risk to health professionals

marcus evans

Last updated on: 27/08/2010 11:40:18

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