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The military deployed environment: a medical educational opportunity for combat medical technicians
  1. Nandesh Chandrakant Patel
  1. 1 Armoured Medical Regiment, Tidworth, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nandesh Chandrakant Patel, 1 Armoured Medical Regiment, Bhurtpore Barracks, Tidworth, UK; nandesh.patel113{at}

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The current military deployed environment for medical personnel is different from that of previous operations. Combat medical technicians (CMTs) are integral to the provision of medical care within a role 1 space; defined as a medical treatment facility providing primary healthcare (PHC) capabilities alongside triage, pre-hospital emergency care (PHEC) and diagnostics. Previous deployed environments, such as Afghanistan and Iraq, had higher volumes of trauma and more battle injuries with a focus on the PHEC capabilities at role 1. The current operational environment tends to involve smaller team and smaller scale deployments and places a greater focus on the PHC capability. However, the British Army continues to deploy on some large-scale operations such as Op CABRIT; …

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  • Contributors This article was planned, drafted and written by NCP as the sole author.

  • Funding The author has not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.