Out-of-Hospital Combat Casualty Care in the Current War in Iraq
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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We describe outcomes for battle casualties receiving initial treatment at a US Army consolidated battalion aid station augmented with emergency medicine practitioners, advanced medic treatment protocols, and active medical direction. Battalion aid stations are mobile facilities integral to combat units, providing initial phases of advanced trauma life support and then evacuation. The setting was a forward base in central Iraq, with units engaged in urban combat operations.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics