Tracheal injuries are seen in approximately 1%–7% of patients with penetrating neck injuries. Although they are rare, a high suspicion should be maintained because of the potential for life-threatening airway compromise. This case report aims to emphasize this claim.
Report: CH. SCHREYER, A. WILLMS, S. SCHAAF, R. SCHWAB (GERMANY)
This paper discusses the principles of tactical aeromedical evacuation (TACEVAC) planning and execution with specific consideration of the command and control arrangements for TACEVAC. UK personnel may be familiar with TACEVAC procedures using UK national aircraft and aeromedical evacuation crews between national medical facilities. Recent operations, most particularly in Afghanistan, have illustrated the requirement to understand TACEVAC within a multi-national context as both our military hospitals have moved patients using other nations aircraft and medical escort crews, and UK aeromedical aircraft and crews have moved other nations’ patients.
Clinical demand from the perspective of a field surgeon and a field anaesthetist *
*The content of this article is a personal summary of the contributions presented at a GER Armed Forces Medical Conference - “Damp 2012”