aeromedical evacuation


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aeromedical evacuation

The specialised transportation of injured or unwell personnel in the US Air Force, which is co-ordinated by the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Illlinois.
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While at the FCCs, the aeromedical evacuation squadron members would talk with the civilian staff showing them proper procedures to get the patients off the jet safely.
My main duties were to provide medical support to any member of the McMurdo community, as well as assist in the aeromedical evacuation of patients who needed a higher echelon of care that could not be obtained in Antarctica.
Since then, the Air Force Medical Service has made long-range rapid aeromedical evacuation distinctly an Air Force capability, with C-17s flying non-stop missions to deliver intensive care capability while simultaneously carrying heavy patient loads.
Communications between medical units and between the different levels of care (such as between aeromedical evacuation units and field hospitals) were made even more difficult by the prevailing variety of radio equipment and the use of commercial along with tactical telephone systems.
The joint theater hospital, by necessity, would be more dependent on responsive aeromedical evacuation assets that provide more sophisticated clinical capability for en route care.
Nurses who wish to receive flight training must take an assignment to an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to attend the Flight Nurse Course at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) at Brooks Air Force Base (AFB), San Antonio, Texas.
Because of the large number of origins and different aerial ports of embarkation (APOE), the time phasing of the EMEDS and aeromedical evacuation UTCs during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom were problematic.
6485TH/20TH OPERATIONS SQUADRONS, 9TH AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION GROUP/SQUADRON, 901ST, 903RD AEROMEDICAL EVACULATION SQUADRONS--October 20-24, 2004, Contact Diann Hale O'Connor, Phone (210) 494-0489, Email dhoconnor@sbcglobal.
The 34-year-old, originally from Bangor, also received high praise for his service in the Iraq war in a report from commanding officer TA Griffiths of his 2AE squadron - an aeromedical evacuation unit which transported injured soldiers away from the war zone.
The group called up includes the Aeromedical Evacuation squadron.
The Sikorsky Blackhawk is a light transport and utility helicopter used primarily for air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuation units.
The process of routing and scheduling the required aeromedical evacuation flights (missions) and assigning patients to suitable missions is evacuation planning and execution.

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