Accession Number : ADA296495

Title :   Recent Issues and Advances in Aeromedical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) (Les Progres Recents et les Questions Posees Dans le Domaine de l'evacuation Aeromedicale (MEDEVAC).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA296495

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : Recent experience has demonstrated NATO's difficulty in planning and coordinating International Aeromedical Evacuation of acutely sick, injured and wounded patients. There is much discussion which seeks to clarify and define NATO's role in medical air evacuation. Papers in this Symposium updated available data in medicine research and development and provided a focal point for discussion of specialized equipment and techniques required to care for patients in the NATO Medevac System. The Symposium covered also the role, training, procedures as well as command and control in the management of casualties in the aeromedical evacuation system. The new NATO strategy is characterized by high mobility, more flexibility, rapid augmentation and better interoperability. There is a clear operational need to provide medical planners within NATO and Alliance Nations with a generic concept of integrated aeromedical evacuation to improve the effectiveness of NATO Forces. The purpose of this symposium was to exchange data experience, and management rationales dealing with the very difficult task of Aeromedical evacuation and to offer recommendations. The goal is to provide a framework for NATO nations to plan for effective seamless aeromedical evacuation in multi-national operations.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, *AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION, NATO, MOBILITY, MILITARY STRATEGY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SYMPOSIA, HIGH RATE, MANAGEMENT, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), BATTLEFIELDS, INTEROPERABILITY, AUGMENTATION, MEDICINE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CASUALTIES, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, INTERNATIONAL, PATIENTS, EXCHANGE, MEDICAL EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

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