Giving MEDEVAC units room to breathe




Most battlefield deaths – if government statistics are up to date – occur within the first 10 minutes of wounding. Naturally, every second counts, and so medical planners in the military refer to the window as the "platinum ten minutes", replacing the concept of the "golden hour" that was once the more lenient response goal. In the British Army, at least one in four soldiers is an army team medic, carrying with them both the equipment to stem excessive bleeding and the advanced skil...
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