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Critical Care at Role 4
  1. CPL Jones, Core Trainee in Anaesthesia1,
  2. JP Chinery, Specialist Trainee in Anaesthesia2,
  3. K England, Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care3 and
  4. Colonel PF Mahoney, OBE FRCA L/RAMC, Defence Professor Anaesthesia4
  1. 1University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) NHS Foundation Trust
  2. 2UHB NHS Foundation Trust
  3. 3UHB NHS Foundation Trust
  4. 4Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2SQ 0121 415 8858 Peterfmahoney{at}


This descriptive paper focuses on the sequence of events that occur during the admission and ongoing management of the Military Polytrauma patient to Critical Care, Area B, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB). It is intended to inform new clinical staff, the wider DMS, and potentially other NHS intensive care units which may be called upon to manage such patients during a military surge or following a UK domestic major incident.

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