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Collective Air Medical Evacuation: The French Tool

      The cornerstone of the current concept of military medical operations is the function, fit, and form of the provision of en route care. The life-saving capability of far-forward surgery creates the need for a new and unique ability: to move stabilized, but not necessarily stable, patients. The current system of en route care serves as a primary and indispensable portion of the continuum of critical care.
      • Venticinque SG
      • Grathwohl KW
      Critical care in austere environment: providing exceptional care in unusual places.
      • Beninati W
      • Meyer MT
      • Carter TE
      The critical care air transport program.
      • Carlton PK
      • Jenkins DH
      The mobile patient.
      Without the capability of moving patients, the ability to do far forward surgery would be meaningless.
      • Holcomb JB
      • Stansbury LG
      • Champion HR
      • et al.
      Understanding combat casualty care statistics.
      • Johannigman JA
      Maintaining the continuum of en route care.
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