forward surgical team


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forward surgical team

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FST

A small mobile military unit consisting of surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, and support personnel. It is used in or near a battlefield to rescue and stabilize injured soldiers. The seriously injured are transported from FSTs to larger military hospitals for definitive care of their wounds.
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AHLTA-T is the primary documentation modality at the first levels of care with resuscitative capability (such as Forward Surgical Teams, Combat Support Hospitals).
Darby, a medic/nurse with the Army's 912th Forward Surgical Team, will be deploying to Iraq.
Patrick McAndrew, commander of the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), said: "The way warfare is going,we have to be able towork with other countries.
The Forward Surgical Team, although limited to lifesaving surgery only, could be easily inserted with the initial assault force and deployed forward to the BSA.
Some Role 2 (forward surgical team) facilities deploy with H size compressed gas cylinders, which are over 100 pounds each.
Lieutenant Colonel Patrick McAndrew of the US Army's 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), added: "It's great being here in the UK to see how your field hospitals work.
Army Forward Surgical Team's experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Medical supplies and support were expertly managed by the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, the 160th Forward Surgical Team from Landstuhl, and the 236th Medical Company (Air Ambulance).
Now if you're down in an Army combat battalion at the forward edge of the battle, and you're doing resuscitative surgery with a forward surgical team, that's an Army task and an Army function.
Rob Bass, a general surgeon with a forward surgical team. "We stop the casualty from bleeding or dying and we evacuate them.
The Army Reserves had a forward surgical team on call for any potential emergencies.
We talked with a Forward Surgical Team located nearby to get some of its ideas.