MedEvac: Flying War Trauma Room

ABC News' Jake Tapper gets a tour of a MedEvac helicopter in Afghanistan.
3:00 | 11/22/11

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I've been a flight -- -- -- five years now how much as the technology you're. Anything change. I mean as far as equipment. It's pretty much the same stuff that we hadn't. There has been a few upgrades that are -- technology. And that kind of bandages that we use. And other researchers they've done with -- different kinds of -- that you can use to you know help your patience along so what does all -- -- -- -- -- here. Yes and so basically. This is caught a -- Taken noninvasive blood pressure. It checks that level. Oxygen in your. That's your calls might clauses. And things -- at the next thing we have is eight cents a -- This is a very appropriate and actually isn't sure if he's your husband Anthony what's this this is a suction apparatus. We -- us a lot went. Patients department -- wings that are leaning we carry more oxygen tanks. On our aircraft. Running at fifteen liters per minute they give us about twenty minutes of keys and oxygen is basically -- says any extra stuff that we might need lots of turning its lots of -- for -- and hands and this is like the most. Important -- things. For you guys -- -- -- they are going one thing that I -- calf and daring act. Taken have a patient that has come back injuries definitely it turning it. If I didn't have anything else that -- probably safe we have. Fact that we keep on hand craft and that's full of. All are different kinds of -- that -- use for the some business. -- -- -- This text and pictures actually of arsenic standards Jerry get to you people have lost a lot of Latin. -- we have 3%. Sodium chloride. It's good to use on patients you have increase cranial pressure from head injuries. Don't help lower that pressure -- inside -- And what is that this is hurting physically and. You open it up. He put teeth -- -- towards danger. So if you had an injury on your arm. You would wrap it around. And you bring it through this little plastic clip right here and this is what creates pressure to stop the bleeding. They put it this plastic clip. And then when you bring back around this way it's inches down and creates pressure. Many just continue to wrap it around is comeback a comeback. Has chemicals on -- yes -- you have -- -- -- humans and it's one of the greatest inventions ever comes in very handy Ive had used it quite a few dollars adding next we have those old. This is a great machine. You can do it -- EKG on here. You also have that capability. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Really how I -- dignity clear about him what's the worst injury. You've treated that has ended up with the vision -- It was probably different guys. Actually this sparkly -- while he was in the back an aircraft we started CPR. We got him into the hospital and brought back to life. Took him into surgery gave him a whole bunch of units of blood at the end great artistry his life threatening injuries and bring back to life. So. Get out as a pretty great day for me to find out that he was still alive.

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