casualty evacuation


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casualty evacuation

The timely and efficient movement and en route care provided by medical personnel to wounded soldiers being evacuated from a battlefield, to injured patients being evacuated from the scene of an accident to receiving medical facilities, or to patients at a rural hospital requiring urgent care at a better-equipped facility using dedicated, medically equipped ground vehicles (ambulances) or aircraft (air ambulances).

The word medevac is used when the evacuation is performed by a dedicated, medically equipped vehicle staffed by one or more trained emergency technicians who provide care en route; casevac (casualty evacuation) is preferred in cases where the primary objective is immediate, emergency removal (without focus on en route care). Medevac is further distinguished by the clearly markings that indicate to an enemy that it is not a military vehicle and firing on it would constitute a war crime under Article II of the Geneva Convention (1949).
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It should include ambulance exchange points (AXPs) that shorten lines of communication, and it should identify medevac air corridors (planned by the brigade aviation element or forward support medevac platoon leader) that allow casualty evacuation by air without interfering with airspace coordination.
The first phase focused on basic combat medical skills such as determining responsiveness, applying pressure dressings, applying tourniquets, and selecting types of litter carries for casualty evacuation. In addition, training on squad level civil disturbance formations, stances, and methods for properly using assigned equipment was also conducted.
Handover of the large-cabin aircraft will bring FIA's fleet to 16 business jets - 12 Learjet 35A/55/60s, three Challenger 604s and a Dassault Falcon 900 EASy - 13 of which are dedicated to medical and casualty evacuation missions.
During Day Stakes, they were tested on the tri-tower climb, demolitions, a grenade assault course, FBCB2, a Ranger first responder casualty evacuation scenario, a stress shoot and another mystery event.
Minister for Defence Equipment and Support Quentin Davies said: "The new quad bikes are already playing a vital role on operations, from providing logistics support to casualty evacuation. This additional delivery, complete with upgrades, will ensure that they continue this role."
According to Yaftali, his medical staffs have created programs such as provided better medical training classes for their nursing staff; developed an outpatient electronics register to better track patients; created mass casualty evacuation and emergency response programs; implemented new nutrition programs and used annual staff evaluations to improve patient-doctor relationships.
Delivered by sector coordinators and the experienced deminers who worked in NPA's Wadi Araba/Aqaba Project, the course included extensive training on minefield patterns, marking systems, the use of demining tools, vegetation cutting, site preparation, demining drills, first aid and casualty evacuation procedures.
Returning to the casualty evacuation amphibious assault vehicle, he accompanied his casualties South through the city to a Battalion Aid Station.
Among the principal components tested that day were medical command and control, casualty evacuation, medical regulating procedures, capabilities of facilities, joint medical readiness mechanisms, and the transition from routine peacetime to contingency operations.
The Origins of Casualty Evacuation and Echelons of Care: Lessons Learned from the American Civil War.
* Radio nets for administration and logistics, casualty evacuation, and retransmission (RETRANS).
And it is during war that officers learn those things they must do in order to be successful: Issue clear battle plans; conduct rehearsals; perform pre-combat checks and then have someone else perform them a second time; ensure soldiers' weapons are clean and that they have enough ammunition; know the casualty evacuation plan.