Aeromedical Evacuation

Management of Acute and Stabilized Patients

  • William W. Hurd
  • John G. Jernigan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The Need

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William W. Hurd, John G. Jernigan
      Pages 3-5
    3. Kathleen Vanderburg
      Pages 6-12
    4. Robert A. De Lorenzo
      Pages 27-41
  3. The Means

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Robert A. De Lorenzo
      Pages 45-59
    3. Frederick M. Burkle Jr., Richard Brennan, Victoria Garshnek
      Pages 60-74
    4. William W. Hurd, Anthony M. Rizzo, Eunice K. Taylor, John M. McNamara
      Pages 75-87
    5. Susan B. Connor
      Pages 136-146
    6. Mark R. Withers, George W. Christopher, Steven J. Hatfill, Jose J. Gutierrez-Nunez
      Pages 147-159
    7. R. T. Ross, M. Gage Ochsner Jr
      Pages 160-169
  4. The Patients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. J. D. Polk, Charles J. Yowler, William F. Fallon Jr.
      Pages 173-183
    3. Mick J. Perez-Cruet, Rose Leary
      Pages 184-202
    4. David G. Schall, John R. Bennett
      Pages 203-214
    5. Douglas Joseph Ivan
      Pages 215-224

About this book

Introduction

AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION: MANAGEMENT OF THE ACUTE AND STABILIZIED PATIENT is the definitive treatment on the medical evacuation and management of injured patients in both peacetime and wartime. Edited by eminent experts in the field, this text brings together medical specialists from across all four branches of the armed services. The post-Cold War paradigm shift necessitates the rapid-fire response of aeromedical evacuation services to treat and transport patients injured in regional conflicts, in mass emergencies and natural disasters, in the face of terrorist attack, and in the event of biological or chemical warfare. The book discusses the history of aeromedical evacuation, triage and staging of the injured patient, evacuation from site of injury to medical facility, air-frame capabilities, medical capabilities in- flight, response to in-flight emergencies, and mass emergency evacuation. Specific medical conditions are addressed in detail in the second half of the book, including general surgical casualties such as abdominal wounds and soft tissue injuries, vascular injuries, maxillofacial injuries, head and spinal cord injuries, ophthalmologic casualties, orthopaedic casualties, burns, pediatric casualties, obstetric-gynecologic casualties, and more. Over 80 illustrations provide a useful review of transport equipment and both medical and surgical treatment. Algorithms outline patient triage and management from the field or site to the medical facility. This text is a must-have reference for all armed forced physicians and flight surgeons, for general and trauma surgeons, internists, intensive care specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, and public health service physicians.

Keywords

Internist critical care emergency infection intensive care mechanical ventilation physiology surgery trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • William W. Hurd
    • 1
    • 2
  • John G. Jernigan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyWright State University School of MedicineDayton
  2. 2.445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFBDayton
  3. 3.Human Systems Center, Brooks AFBSan Antonio

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b98827
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-98604-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22699-6
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