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Title:FRONT-LINE EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT [Allocated Title]
Film Number:A70 174-1
Summary: 2nd Army's battle casualties receive emergency treatment in the field before being admitted into field hospitals.
Description: I. An Austin K2 ambulance from either No 3 or No 10 Casualty Clearing Station arrives at No 6 Field Transfusion Unit near Nijmegen. RAMC and RASC orderlies collect a casualty from the vehicle and carry him on a stretcher to one of the FTU's medical officers who examines his case-history tag and takes his pulse. The patient is then taken into the "Pre-Operation and Resuscitation" tent (two takes) where the MO starts to remove the field dressings on his leg wound.
II. Attached to a blood transfusion bottle, the patient is put aboard the ambulance where he is made secure for the journey to the nearest field hospital.
III. An orderly collects blood plasma from a mobile "Advance Bloodbank" (a Bedford OY lorry). In the tent, the MO removes the last of his patients field dressings and takes his pulse. The casualty is given an injection, then has a blood flow tube strapped to his arm before being provided with a sip of tea and an extra blanket for comfort. The cameraman examines the sign-board "Advanced Bloodbank".
Production Country: GB
Production Details: Army Film Unit (Production company)
Parkinson (Sergeant) (Production individual)
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Keywords: Netherlands & Nijmegen area, G (geography)