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VIDEO: 274th Forward Medical Surgical Team (ABN)

The battle focused mission of treating wounded and war torn soldiers continues with the 274th FST

The mission of the 274th Forward Medical Surgical Team (ABN) is to provide a rapidly deployable urgent initial surgical service in a division area of operation. They can be dropped with all equipment anywhere in the world within 18 hours.

This 20-man team can perform triage and preoperative functions, initial surgery, and postoperative nursing care on the battle field. They require an hour and a half to set up and become fully functional with two operating tables per team. The average time per patient equals 135 minutes.

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