Special Operations Force Risk Reduction: Integration of Expeditionary Surgical and Resuscitation Teams.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Hemorrhage in the presurgical setting has been the most significant cause of death on the battlefield. Damage control surgery (DCS) near the point of injury (POI) is not a new concept, but having conventional medical teams supporting Special Operations Forces (SOF) beyond robust military medical infrastructure is unique for the US military. The Expeditionary Resuscitative Surgical Team (ERST) was formed by the US Army Medical Command as a pilot team to fulfill a request for forces to provide DCS and personnel recovery near POI.

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Cited Authors

  • Satterly, S; McGrane, OL; Frawley, T; Bynum, W; Martin, J; Clegg, C; Pearsall, N; Reilly, S; Verwiebe, E; Eckert, M

Published Date

  • 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 49 - 52

PubMed ID

  • 29889955

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1553-9768

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.55460/5UM7-KBEM


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States