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Mechanical Ventilation Methods in Transport of Critically Injured and Ill Patients by CCATT

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2015,31 Aug 2017

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59th Medical Wing Science and Technology JBSA United States

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Aeromedical evacuation platforms such as Critical Care Air Transport Teams CCATTs play a vital role in the transport and care of critically injured and ill patients in the combat theater. Mechanical ventilation is used to support patients with failing respiratory function and patients requiring high levels of sedation. Mechanical ventilation, if not managed appropriately, can worsen or cause lung injury and contribute to increased morbidity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of ARDSNet protocol compliance during aeromedical evacuation of ventilated combat injured patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective chart review of combat injured patients transported by CCATTs from Afghanistan to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center LRMC in Germany between January 2007 and January 2012. After univariate analyses, we performed regression analyses to assess compliance and post-flight outcomes

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  • Escape, Rescue and Survival
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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