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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147957
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Management and Movement of Wounded Warriors
Abstract:
The Management and Movement of Wounded Warriors
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Judson, Lorie, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Los Angeles
Title:Associate Professor/Major USAR, AN
Co-Authors:Maureen Ann Nolen, RN, BSN, C
Continuity of care for wounded/ill soldiers arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) from Afghanistan and Iraq is accomplished through an unique department, the Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center (DWMMC). Triage of arriving soldiers and their subsequent evacuation after medical/nursing intervention to another echelon of care is the focus of this presentation. Triage begins with accessing a database generated in the region of conflict, delineating soldiers who need to be moved to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). The Patient Movement Record (PMR) includes information specifying the soldier's diagnosis, meds, mobility status, and priority of care along with a brief description of the history of the patient's current condition. Utilizing this data a determination of the level of care can be made needed for this patient once arriving at LRMC. Bed assignments are determined prior to arrival for selected patients, and appropriate physicians and units can be notified before the patient arrives. Once treatment is rendered, the Air Evacuation section of the DWMMC facilitates the final phase in the continuity of care. Multiple aspects are measured and weighed when the patient has been identified as a candidate for return to the United States or home nation. These aspects may include the theater evacuation policy, the clinical condition of the patient, ability to stand the rigors of flight, the accessibility of Air Force aeromedical specialty crews, availability of airplanes and the appropriate destination. Air Evacuation Nurses work in collaboration with the primary provider and in close conjunction with the Air Force flight surgeon staff. The nurse assembles the essential patient information and develops an enhanced clinical picture via another PMR, thus creating a triage tool for the receiving facility, allowing the cycle to begin again at the next level of care.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Management and Movement of Wounded Warriorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147957-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Management and Movement of Wounded Warriors</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Judson, Lorie, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Los Angeles</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor/Major USAR, AN</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">ljudson397@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Maureen Ann Nolen, RN, BSN, C</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Continuity of care for wounded/ill soldiers arriving at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) from Afghanistan and Iraq is accomplished through an unique department, the Deployed Warrior Medical Management Center (DWMMC). Triage of arriving soldiers and their subsequent evacuation after medical/nursing intervention to another echelon of care is the focus of this presentation. Triage begins with accessing a database generated in the region of conflict, delineating soldiers who need to be moved to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC). The Patient Movement Record (PMR) includes information specifying the soldier's diagnosis, meds, mobility status, and priority of care along with a brief description of the history of the patient's current condition. Utilizing this data a determination of the level of care can be made needed for this patient once arriving at LRMC. Bed assignments are determined prior to arrival for selected patients, and appropriate physicians and units can be notified before the patient arrives. Once treatment is rendered, the Air Evacuation section of the DWMMC facilitates the final phase in the continuity of care. Multiple aspects are measured and weighed when the patient has been identified as a candidate for return to the United States or home nation. These aspects may include the theater evacuation policy, the clinical condition of the patient, ability to stand the rigors of flight, the accessibility of Air Force aeromedical specialty crews, availability of airplanes and the appropriate destination. Air Evacuation Nurses work in collaboration with the primary provider and in close conjunction with the Air Force flight surgeon staff. The nurse assembles the essential patient information and develops an enhanced clinical picture via another PMR, thus creating a triage tool for the receiving facility, allowing the cycle to begin again at the next level of care.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:38:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:38:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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