- •Through the lessons learned while caring for combat causalities during two-theater wars, major advances in trauma care, critical care air transport, and healthcare operations resulted in unprecedented combat survival rates.
- •Nursing's value is as a clinical discipline and must be grounded in the best evidence-based nursing care during times of peace, disaster, or war.
- •Air Force nurses are involved every day in humanitarian missions, disaster response, and advancing nursing education within the United States and throughout the global communities.
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