Request Medical Evacuation Outline

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Request Medical Evacuation Outline

Conditions: You have a casualty requiring medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) and you will need a patient pickup site. You will need operational communications equipment, MEDEVAC request format, a standard scale military map, a grid coordinate scale, and unit signal operation instructions (SOIs).

Standards: Transmit a MEDEVAC request, providing all necessary information within 25 seconds. Transmit, as a minimum, line numbers 1 through 5 during the initial contact with the evacuation unit. Transmit lines 6 through 9 while the aircraft or vehicle is en route, if not included during the initial contact.

Risk Assessment: Low

Environmental and Safety Concerns: Be cautious of furniture and electric plugs.

Evaluation: GO / NO-GO


1. Collect all applicable information needed for the MEDEVAC request.

a. Determine the grid coordinates for the pickup site.

b. Obtain radio frequency, call sign, and suffix.

c. Obtain the number of patients and precedence.

d. Determine the type of special equipment required.

e. Determine the number and type (litter or ambulatory) of patients.

f. Determine the security of the pickup site.

g. Determine how the pickup site will be marked.

h. Determine patient nationality and status.

i. Obtain pickup site nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) contamination information, normally obtained from the senior person or medic. Note: NBC line 9 information is only included when contamination exists.

2. Record the gathered MEDEVAC information using the authorized brevity codes. (See table 081-831-0101-1.) Note: Unless the MEDEVAC information is transmitted over secure communication systems, it must be encrypted, except as noted in step 3b(1).

a. Location of the pickup site (line 1).

b. Radio frequency, call sign, and suffix (line 2).

c. Numbers of patients by precedence (line 3).

d. Special...
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