This paper examines the role and implementation of a casualty processing unit (CPU) developed by a multi-service group during Operation Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia.
Data were obtained from review of flight manifests, fleet hospital admission records, 24-hour follow-up of patients admitted to Fleet Hospital 15, and patient chart reviews following Desert Storm.
The data indicate the CPU proved to be an effective and practical approach to health care in a combat zone, and provided an increased number of returned-to-duty personnel and timely triage of most seriously wounded combatants.
In addition, it provided an opportunity for medical personnel of all branches of the armed services to participate as a team.
As a result of this study, we propose consideration be given to use of this type of multi-service facility in future combat arenas.
Mots-clés Pascal : Militaire, Guerre, Homme, Irak, Asie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Equipement médical, Hôpital, Evaluation performance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Military, War, Human, Iraq, Asia, United States, North America, America, Medical equipment, Hospital, Performance evaluation
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Cote : 97-0241875
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/06/1997.