Shelia C Savell

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BACKGROUND Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) provide fixed-wing aeromedical evacuation for combat casualties. Multiple studies have evaluated CCATT trauma patients; however, nearly 50% of patients medically evacuated from combat theaters are for nontraumatic medical illnesses to include stroke, myocardial infarctions, overdose, and(More)
BACKGROUND Aeromedical evacuation platforms such as Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATTs) play a vital role in the transport and care of critically injured and ill patients in the combat theater. Mechanical ventilation is used to support patients with failing respiratory function and patients requiring high levels of sedation. Mechanical ventilation,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and compare vascular access practices used by en route care providers during medical evacuation (MEDEVAC). DESIGN This was a retrospective cohort study. Medical records of US military personnel injured in combat and transported by MEDEVAC teams were queried. PATIENTS The subjects were transported by military en route care(More)
BACKGROUND Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) is the movement and en route care of injured and medically compromised patients by medical care providers via helicopter. Military MEDEVAC platforms provide lifesaving interventions that improve survival in combat. There is limited evidence to support decision making related to en route care and allocation of(More)
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