Accession Number:

ADA610286

Title:

Innovations in the En Route Care of Combat Casualties

Descriptive Note:

Book chapter

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE WRIGHT PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

2014-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

The en route care environment is dynamic and requires constant innovation to ensure appropriate nursing care for combat casualties. Building on experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, there have been tremendous innovations in the process of transporting patients, including the movement of patients with spinal injuries. Advances have also been made in pain management and noninvasive monitoring, particularly for trauma and surgical patients requiring close monitoring of their hemodynamic and perfusion status. In addition to institutionalizing these innovations, future efforts are needed to eliminate secondary insults to patients with traumatic brain injuries and technologies to provide closed-loop sedation and ventilation.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE