The Nigerian Air Force Medical Evacuation Unit are responsible for providing effective aeromedical evacuation and advanced life support services within Operation LAFIYA DOLE and other Theatres of Operation across the country.
They are know as the first responders. And sometimes they have to fight their way in to retrieve wounded soldiers from the battlefield. See photos below :
They are well trained to reduce casualty mortality rate at the point of injury and increase patient survivability during transport.
This unit is so important because it's personnel have lifesaving first-aid skills in addition to their knowledge of the techniques needed to properly load patients on helicopters and care for them in-flight.
They are well trained in Flight Medicine and Aerial Movement whilst improving interoperability with ground troops in various theatres.
The NAF has embarked on massive upgrading of NAF Medical facilities across the country, in addition, medical personnel have been enlisted and recruited into the Service to man these facilities. To enhance professional performance of the personnel, they undergo robust and result oriented training; one of such programmes is the Aerial Patient Movement Training.
It is a known fact that Nigeria has been plagued with the unending war on Insurgency, for this reason, the regular Aerial Patient Movement Training has helped to increase the pool of NAF medical personnel available for medical evacuation missions.
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