forward resuscitative surgery

forward resuscitative surgery

The urgent initial surgery required to render a patients transportable for further evacuation to medical treatment facilities staffed and equipped to provide for their care. Forward resuscitative surgery is performed on patients with signs and symptoms of initial airway compromise, difficult breathing, and circulatory shock and who do not respond to initial emergency medical treatment and advanced trauma management procedures. See also essential care; evacuation; medical treatment facility; patient.
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Joint doctrine provides that battlefield casualties flow through five phases of treatment: first responder, forward resuscitative surgery, theater hospitalization, en route care, and care outside the theater.
physician-directed resuscitation, stabilization, emergency procedures, and forward resuscitative surgery
In response to these requirements, planners envision that medical personnel will provide only essential care in theater, using specially trained nonphysician medical personnel (for example, hospital corpsmen and medics) at the site of injury or wounding, followed by forward resuscitative surgery as close as practical to the battlefield, followed by rapid evacuation out of the theater for more definitive care.
The remainder of this article critically examines three innovations that will serve as vital operational nodes in the delivery of HSS: forward resuscitative surgery, evacuation of casualties to and from the sea base, and in-theater care.

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