Anesthesia services aboard USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20) during Operation Iraqi Freedom

Gregory F. Paine, Craig L. Bonnema, Terry A. Stambaugh, John F. Capacchione, Patrick S. Sipe

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USNS COMFORT (T-AH-20), the only U.S. hospital ship to be deployed in support of combat operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom, sailed from Baltimore, Maryland, on January 6, 2003, and returned on June 12, 2003. During the course of her deployment, 648 anesthetic procedures were performed. We describe the anesthesia services provided, lessons learned, and recommendations for future concepts of employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)476-482
Number of pages7
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2005


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