CASEVAC vs MEDEVAC Aircraft

Armed forces rely on Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC) and Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) aircraft to transport: Wounded (combat) personnel; Injured (non-combat) personnel; and Ill personnel. While borders between both types of mission can be fluid (and the terms sometimes used interchangeably, even by armed forces), there are some general factors defining each. CASEVAC CASEVAC is normally an… Read More

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Is there a Long-term Impact on Quality of Life after Repatriation for Diseases or Non-Battle Injuries?

Research Paper Title Repatriation for diseases or non-battle injuries (DNBI): long-term impact on quality of life. Background Throughout history, diseases and non-battle injuries (DNBI) have threatened deployed forces more than battlefield injuries. During the Dutch involvement in Afghanistan, the amount of DNBI that needed medical evacuation out of theatre (60%) exceeded the number of battle… Read More

Linking Combat Mortality & Medical Evacuation Transport Time

Research Paper Title Impact of prehospital medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) transport time on combat mortality in patients with non-compressible torso injury and traumatic amputations: a retrospective study. Background In combat operations, patients with traumatic injuries require expeditious evacuation to improve survival. Studies have shown that long transport times are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Limited… Read More

What was the Number of Medical Evacuations for Active & Reserve Components of the US Armed Forces in 2017?

Report Title Update: Medical evacuations, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2017. Abstract In 2017, a total of 626 medical evacuations of service members from the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility were followed by at least one medical encounter in a fixed medical facility outside the operational theatre. There were more medical evacuations… Read More

What is the Number of UK Regular Armed Forces Personnel who have been Discharged due to a Spinal Injury (2001 to 2014)?

Between 01 January 2001 and 31 December 2014: 23,558 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged, Of which a minimum of 44 UK Regular Armed Forces personnel were medically discharged with a principal or contributory cause of “spinal injury”. Of these, a minimum of 12 personnel were also medically discharged with a cause of “paralysis from injury”. Points… Read More

French Navy: What is the Impact of Minor Surgery Emergencies in an Isolated Sea-Based Environment?

Research Paper Title Impact of Minor Surgery Emergencies in Isolated Sea-Based Environment: The French Navy Experience. Background The aim of this article was to determine whether some of the urgent (<24 hours) medical evacuations (MEDEVACs) (from French Navy surface ships in isolated situations but with an embarked medical officer) of patients suffering from minor surgical… Read More

USAF: PTSD & Aeromedical Evacuation Nurses & Technicians

Research Paper Title Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in United States Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Nurses and Technicians. Background Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATT) are specialised military medical personnel who provide high-acuity care in an aeromedical environment. Methods The rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms was assessed in CCATT personnel and their rates were compared… Read More