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Forward Medical Evacuation
  1. Colonel Martin CM Bricknell, L/RAMC, Medical Director1 and
  2. AG Johnson2
  1. 1Headquarters Region Command (South), Operation HERRICK, BFPO 772
  2. 2SO2 Medical Plans, Headquarters Region Command (South), Operation HERRICK, BFPO 772
  1. HQ Land Forces, Army Medical Directorate, Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Andover, Hampshire SP11 8 HJ martin{at}bricknell.net

Abstract

This paper discusses the principles of medical evacuation planning and execution with specific consideration of the command and control arrangements for Forward medical evacuation. The current operational context has focussed efforts on helicopter medical evacuation as the main evacuation element of the pre-hospital military medical care system rather than the ground ambulance. This paper complements the significant number of papers recently published by RAMC clinical staff on pre-hospital care.

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