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Casualty Evacuation Operations

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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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

REFERENCES

FM 8-10-4, Medical Platoon Leader's Handbook (TTPs)

FM 7-20, The Infantry Battalion

CTC Trends, JRTC, Nov 97, No. 97-19

CALL Newsletter, Jul 99, No. 99-6

CMTC Trends Compendium Apr 98

FM 21-11, First Aid for Soldiers

AGENDA

REDUCING COMBAT DEATHS

CHS LIFESAVING MEASURES

IMPORTANCE OF THE CLS

PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES

TRANSPORTATION OF CASUALTIES

CATEGORIES OF PRECEDENCE

THE MEDEVAC REQUEST

Planning Medical Evacuation

Medical evacuation requirements and units available are listed to include their locations, missions, and attachments.

Location of casualty collecting points and ambulance exchange points are placed on overlays.

Identify routes, means and schedules (if any) of evacuation and responsibilities.

Evacuation request procedures and channels.

Medical Treatment Facilities

Medical treatment facilities (aid stations, hospitals).

Locations and missions of appropriate medical treatment facilities.

Transportation of Casualties

When the situation is urgent you may have to transport the casualty. For this reason, you must know how to transport him without increasing the seriousness of his condition.

Transporting a casualty by litter is safer and more comfortable for him than by manual means; it is also easier for you.

Manual transportation, however, may be the only feasible method because of the terrain or the combat situation.

Standard Evacuation Types

Manual Carries
(One Man)

Fireman's Carry

Support Carry

Arms Carry

Pistol-belt Carry and Drag

Neck Drag

Manual Carries (two man)

Two man support carry

Two man arms carry

Two man fore-and-aft carry

Two hand seat carry


LOCATION OF THE

PICKUP SITE


RADIO FREQUENCY/CALL SIGN
AND SUFFIX

NUMBER OF PATIENTS BY PRECEDENCE

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

BREVITY CODES:

A NONE

B HOIST

C EXTRACTION EQUIPMENT

D VENTILATOR

NUMBER OF PATIENTS BY TYPE

BREVITY CODES:

L + #Patients Litter

A + #Patients Ambulatory

SECURITY OF PICKUP SITE (WARTIME)

BREVITY CODES:

N NO ENEMY

P POSSIBLE ENEMY TROOPS IN AREA (APPROACH WITH CAUTION)

E ENEMY TROOPS IN AREA (APPROACH WITH CAUTION)

X ENEMY TROOPS IN AREA

(ARMED ESCORT REQUIRED)


NUMBER AND TYPE OF WOUND, INJURY, OR ILLNESS (PEACETIME)

GIVE SPECIFIC INFORMATION, GUNSHOT WOUND, BLEEDING AND BLOOD TYPE IF KNOWN

LINE 7

METHOD OF MARKING PICKUP SITE

BREVITY CODE:

A PANELS

B PYROTECHNIC SIGNAL

C SMOKE SIGNAL

D NONE

E OTHER

LINE 8

PATIENT NATIONALITY AND STATUS

LINE 9

NBC CONTAMINATION
(Wartime)

ENCRYPT BREVITY CODE:

N NUCLEAR

B BIOLOGICAL

C CHEMICAL

LINE 9


TERRAIN DESCRIPTION
(PEACETIME)

INCLUDE DETAILS OF TERRAIN FEATURES IN AND AROUND PROPOSED LANDING SITE

Example

SUMMARY

REDUCING COMBAT DEATHS

CHS LIFESAVING MEASURES

IMPORTANCE OF THE CLS

PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

MEDICAL TREATMENT FACILITIES

TRANSPORTATION OF CASUALTIES

CATEGORIES OF PRECEDENCE

THE MEDEVAC REQUEST