Accession Number : ADA429519


Title :   Transporting Patients with Lethal Contagious Infections


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD


Personal Author(s) : Swartz, Colleen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a429519.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2002


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : The Aeromedical Isolation Team (AIT) is maintained undet the command of COL Edward M. Eitzen, Jr., at the United States Army Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), located at Fort Detrick, Maryland. The AIT is a unique military medical team capable of worldwide air evacuation and management of a limited number of patients who are potentially exposed to known and unknown lethal communicable diseases or biological agents. The mission of the AIT is worldwide air evacuation of these types of patients under the highest level of biological containment to USAMRIID for definitive medical treatment. using a specialized method of air evacuation, the team assists with the early identification of highly contagious diseases or suspected biological warfare agents and provides information used to develop early treatment recommendations for health care professionals.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , REPRINTS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , BIOLOGICAL AGENTS , ARMY FACILITIES , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , ISOLATION , IDENTIFICATION , LETHALITY , PATIENTS , MEDICAL SERVICES , BIOLOGICAL WARFARE AGENTS , AIR TRANSPORTATION , COMMUNICABLE DISEASES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Escape, Rescue and Survival


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE