Woodson discussed how medicine and treatment in the field has evolved over the last several decades.
According to a DoD release:
The forward surgical teams, he said, are distributed very close to the action to provide resuscitative care to the combat support facilities in theater that now bring all of the sophistication of any hospital in the United States to the front lines.
Woodson also noted in-theater strategy has been “enhanced” by the joint theater trauma system, which has taken all of the data and analyzed all of the cases of the ill and injured and rapidly turned that over into improved patient outcomes.
“Through the transport phase on the battlefield, we now have critical care medics that accompany many of these medical evacuation flights to the resuscitation teams that are on the battlefield,” Woodson said in a statement.