MEDEVAC

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MEDEVAC

An expression used to request ATS (air traffic services) priority handling for a medical evacuation flight based on a medical emergency in the air transportation of patients, organ donors, organs, or other urgently needed life-saving medical material. The pilot uses this expression in flight plans and in radiotelephone communications if he or she determines that a priority is required.
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Rudman's patient was urgently medevaced to Staten Island for treatment.
I was medevaced immediately into surgery," White said.
It took three weeks in intensive care before she was medevaced to San Francisco, followed by thirty surgeries and years of rehabilitation.
John Wolfe, who himself lost a leg in Vietnam, was medevaced and nearly died three times (surviving two open--heart massages and the infusion of 39 pints of blood) before being delivered to a hospital ship where, sometime after, he underwent the following:
We medevaced the man to Dubai where he had surgery and got him home on a stretcher on a commercial flight.
Cromarty, 20, was wounded in the shoulder and medevaced by air ambulance to Winnipeg in stable condition.
During Desert Storm, LRMC personnel had an idea of how many patients would be medevaced in, but they didn't have specific information about individuals' medical conditions to speed up their care upon arrival," said Livingston.
At the beginning of OEF and OIF, LRMC personnel had an idea of how many patients would be medevaced in, but they didn't have specific information about individuals' medical conditions to speed up care upon arrival, Pamerleau said.
And patients with abdominal wounds are medevaced to LRMC with only bandages covering the wounds, allowing swelling inside the abdomen to decrease and reducing the possibility of kidney damage and renal failure.
When movement is necessary, the patient is medevaced to Bethel or Anchorage.
Once the immediate danger passed, the wounded were medevaced from the scene.