combat support hospital

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combat support hospital

Abbreviation: CSH
A large mobile military hospital that accepts seriously injured military personnel whose condition has been stabilized near the battlefield by a mobile surgical team. A CSH provides intensive care unit support for the critically injured. Some patients with battlefield injuries are stabilized at the CSH; others are transported to major medical centers for long-term care.
See also: hospital
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Army's combat support hospitals (CSH), fully supplied with blood products requires a multitude of resources.
These include the Brigade Combat Team Trauma Training course supporting combat medics, licensed practical nurses, and flight medics, the Military Transition Team course for Soldiers assigned to Military Transition Teams, and the Joint Forces Combat Trauma Management course for those assigned to combat support hospitals.
The small hosting fee funds the organization's pillowcase project, Sewport Our Troops, where handmade pillowcases are sent to military combat support hospitals, homeless veteran shelters, and most recently to women's shelters.
The 210A can now be found in vertical construction platoons, survey and design detachments, prime power platoons, engineer brigades, maneuver enhancement brigades, combat support hospitals, division and corps headquarters, and the White House.
Later that year, MC4 launched a new medical logistics system that allows for the automated restocking and maintaining of critical medical supplies on the front lines and in combat support hospitals.
Reserve medical units include surgical teams, combat stress teams, combat support hospitals, preventative medical units and dental units like the 307th Dental Service Company, which is deployed now in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The current design of Army combat support hospitals and Navy fleet hospitals is a Cold War relic: massive unit assemblages that are incapable of rapid force projection, immobile once they arrive in theater, incapable of echeloned movement to maintain continuity of support for maneuver units, and designed so rigidly that it is virtually impossible to tailor them to changing conditions on a high-tempo battlefield.
Plastic surgeons work alongside other surgeons and physicians in combat support hospitals to address the immediate needs of the injured.
Currently, 22 LSTATs are in operation, nine are deployed with Army combat support hospitals in Iraq.
Four specialties (medical/surgical, emergency department, intensive care unit, and operating room) and 6 combat support hospitals were represented.
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