The role and significance of medical evacuation in the system of medical evacuation measures of medical support of the AF of Ukraine during ATO/JFO

Keywords: medical support, medical assistance, medical evacuation

Abstract

The purpose of the work is analysis and generalization of the experience of organizing and conducting medical evacuation of wounded, injured, injured and sick (wounded) military personnel in the system of medical evacuation measures for medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the anti-terrorist operation and the operation of the Joint Forces (ATO/JFO).

Materials and methods. Guidance documents on the medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the conduct of medical evacuation, periodic military medical publications, materials of scientific and practical conferences and annual fees of the senior staff of the medical service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were used. Research methods: historical, bibliographic, systems approach, statistical, analytical, generalization.

Results. The article discusses the organization and analyzes the experience of medical evacuation of wounded soldiers in the medical support system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the ATO/JFO. Quantitative indicators of the medical evacuation of the wounded by years and types of its conduct (advanced, tactical, strategic) are given. A comparative analysis of the use of different types of transport (aviation, road, rail), depending on the types of medical evacuation. Attention is focused on the need for wider use of aviation and railway transport for tactical and strategic medical evacuation.

Conclusions. Medical evacuation is an important element in the system of medical evacuation measures for medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, due to which one of the main principles of medical support is implemented - the timely provision of medical care. The effectiveness of medical evacuation depends on the availability of a sufficient number of appropriate evacuation and transport units and ambulance vehicles, as well as the proper organization of their work. The experience of medical evacuation during ATO/JFO confirms that each stage of medical evacuation has its own peculiarities, which, accordingly, creates the need for different types of sanitary vehicles for its implementation.

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Published
2020-07-05
How to Cite
Khomenko, I. P., Halushka, A. M., Zhakhovsky, V. O., & Livinskyi, V. G. (2020). The role and significance of medical evacuation in the system of medical evacuation measures of medical support of the AF of Ukraine during ATO/JFO. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 1(2), 5-14. https://doi.org/10.46847/ujmm.2020.2(1)-005
Section
Organization of military health care