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forward resuscitative care

Definition/Scope: (ATTP 4-02) Forward resuscitative care capability is characterized by the capacity to perform emergency medical treatment as close to the point of injury as possible, to attain stabilization of the patient, and to achieve the most efficient use of life- and limb-saving medical treatment. The forward resuscitative care capability typically provides essential care for stabilization to ensure the patient can tolerate evacuation. This capability covers advanced emergency services, postsurgical inpatient services, surgical subspecialty services, and ancillary services. Advanced emergency services build on the first responder?s capabilities by providing advanced trauma management, resuscitative care, emergency physician care, initial advanced burn management, and blood/fluid therapy. Available surgical services are normally comprised of trauma, general, thoracic, and orthopedic surgery capabilities. In turn, these surgical services are supported by surgical inpatient services: medical-surgical nursing care, postoperative care, critical care nursing, and temporary holding services. All of these capabilities are underpinned by sufficient pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology services. Care provided as close to the point of injury as possible based on current operational requirements to attain stabilization and achieve the most efficient use of life-and-limb saving medical trreatment. Forward resuscitative care typically provides essential care for stabilization to ensure the patient can tolerate evacuation.



Acronym:

FRC

Broader Terms:

medical services
Tactical Combat Casualty Care

Related Terms:

Care Under Fire
Combat Life Saver
essential care (medical)
medical evacuation
medical treatment facilities
patients
Tactical Field Care


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