TITLE

Forward Resuscitative Surgery in Operation Iraqi Freedom

AUTHOR(S)
Bohman, H. R.; Baker, Bruce C.; Stevens, Rom A.
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2004, Vol. 130 Issue 2, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
On March 21, 2003, the United States Marine Corps assigned to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) streaked north toward Baghdad, Iraq, in the Corps' largest and most rapid overland combat operation. Within three weeks, forward elements of I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF) had fought their way to Tikrit, Iraq, 600 miles from the sea and the nearest casualty treatment ship—and naval medical support was prepared for the task. In the past, surgical companies of the medical battalions and the fleet surgical teams provided most of the forward surgical capabilities to Marine forces. In Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and OIF, Marine combat units operated 300-600 miles from the nearest casualty receiving and treatment ship.
ACCESSION #
12286039

 

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