Long-Range Critical Care Evacuation and Reoperative Surgery

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Abstract

Long-range critical care aeromedical evacuation has significantly contributed to the unprecedented survival during recent military operations. With advances in critical care, patients with increased injury severity and overall complexity are routinely evacuated while resuscitation is ongoing. Additional specialty teams now provide advanced pulmonary rescue therapies for the most critically ill patients. As part of the continuum of trauma care, an overseas fixed facility provides follow-on emergency surgical critical care to optimize patient outcomes before final evacuation to the continental United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-937
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume92
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Aeromedical transport
  • Critical care air transport
  • Damage control
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • Military medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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