Title

Disaster aeromedical evacuation.

Publication/Presentation Date

10-1-2011

Abstract

Successful disaster aeromedical evacuation depends on applying the principles learned by moving patients since World War II, culminating in today's global patient movement system. This article describes the role of the Department of Defense patient movement system in providing defense support to civil authorities during the 2008 hurricane season and the international disaster response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Adapting and applying the principles of active partnerships, establishing patient movement requirements, patient preparation, and in-transit visibility have resulted in the successful aeromedical evacuation of over 1,600 patients since the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

Volume

176

Issue

10

First Page

1128

Last Page

1132

ISSN

0026-4075

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

22128647

Department(s)

Department of Medicine

Document Type

Article

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