CASUALTY EVACUATION OPERATIONS. PURPOSE. The purpose of this briefing is to provide an overview of casualty evacuation procedures and to provide you the information necessary to set up a SOP for casualty evacuation procedures at your respective sites.
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The purpose of this briefing is to
provide an overview of casualty
evacuation procedures and to
provide you the information
necessary to set up a SOP for
casualty evacuation procedures at
your respective sites
CONDITIONS: In a field environment, given an injured soldier, a radio, a combat lifesaver bag, and the desire to save their buddy’s life.
STANDARDS: Soldiers must demonstrate a general knowledge of cas-evac operations, properly format and submit a med-evac request utilizing the “nine line” format.
Casualty evacuation is a team effort. The primary duty of a combat lifesaver is the mission. Treatment of casualties is secondary. Appropriate ground and air evacuation techniques should be used based on METT-T and on patient categories of precedence (URGENT, PRIORITY, and ROUTINE).
Redundant communications are important to timely casualty evacuation.
Leaders must retain common sense and attention to safety considerations despite their concern for casualties.
*An M113 series Armored Ambulance can carry 4 litters
The rapidly employable lightweight litter, referred to as the SKEDS litter, is designed to be used as a rescue system in most types of terrain, including mountains, jungle, waterborne, and on snow or ice.
URGENT-PATIENT WHO SHOULD BE EVACUATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND WITHIN TWO HOURSTO SAVE LIFE, LIMB, OR EYESIGHT.
PRIORITY-PATIENT WHO SHOULD BE MOVED WITHIN FOUR HOURS OR HIS/HER CONDITION WILL DETERIORATE TO SUCH A DEGREE THAT HE WILL BECOME URGENT.
ROUTINE-PERSONNEL WHOSE CONDITION IS NOT EXPECTED TO WORSEN SIGNIFICANTLY AND WHO WILL REQUIRE EVACUATIONIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
LOCATION OF THE
GIVE SPECIFIC INFORMATION, GUNSHOT WOUND, BLEEDING AND BLOOD TYPE IF KNOWN
ENCRYPT BREVITY CODE:
ENCRYPT BREVITY CODE:
INCLUDE DETAILS OF TERRAIN FEATURES IN AND AROUND PROPOSED LANDING SITE
“Badger03 this is Badger76 MEDEVAC 9 line follows—over”
“This is Badger03 send it –over”
“line 1-- UV 8945 4452
“line 2-- 30300 in the red, badger76
“line 3-- 1C
“line 4-- A
“line 5-- 1A
“line 6-- N
“line 6-- 1, broken ankle compound fracture (peacetime)
“line 7-- C
“line 9-- NONE
“line 9-- Open field no power lines.(peacetime)
“This is Badger03 roger out”