Accession Number : ADA328166

Title :   MEDEVAC: A Cure or Problem.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : McClain, Dennis R.

PDF Url : ADA328166

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Military medicine needs to be more mobile and flexible in the light of new challenges. Faced with anticipated reduction in medical personnel, military medicine can capitalize on the strengths of CONUS medical facilities for definitive care during conflicts. By changing the medical evacuation system to become the primary medical asset and supplementing it with in area medical assets to compensate for evacuation shortfalls will allow for more mobility and less logistical demand on the theater CINC and still provide the needed care for casualties. Establishing echelons of care for the purpose of resuscitative care only when the expected medevac system will take longer than one hour to get a patient treated, will reduce the forward presence of unnecessary and additional medical assets. Needed reforms will increase the medical capabilities in both the theater and in the medevac system and further reduce the logistical footprint in the theater of conflict.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, *MEDICAL EVACUATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, FACILITIES, MEDICINE, CASUALTIES, CONFLICT, SHORTAGES, EVACUATION, RESUSCITATION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE