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Medical Lessons from OPERATION MOSHTARAK Phase 2
  1. Colonel Martin CM Bricknell, L/RAMC, Medical Director1
  1. 1Headquarters 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 is a narrative description of the planning and execution of the medical support plan for OP MOSHTARAK, the Combined Team security operation in the towns of Nad Ali and Marjah of Central Helmand in February and March 2010. The aim is to describe the key events that influenced the development of the medical plan and how these unfolded during the operation in order to identify observations and lessons learned to improve processes for managing medical support to future operations. The paper illustrates how the principles for planning and managing medical operations are applied in practice.

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