Pitfalls in aeromedical and ground crew engagement: Lessons learned

Dagan Schwartz, Meir T. Marmor, Alex Geftler, Erez Barenboim

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Aeromedical (AM) evacuation of trauma victims from action is an integral part of trauma care. The Israeli Air Force Rescue and Evacuation Unit is responsible for nearly all AM evacuations in Israel. We present three recent cases, within 1 year of operation, of engagement process failure during evacuations performed by the Rescue and Evacuation Unit. We then discuss possible pitfalls and lessons learned. In sum, we reveal that successful AM and ground crew engagement can save lives, as long as the engagement process is as short and efficient as possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1004-1007
Number of pages4
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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