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May 9 2022

Patient Flow - Coordinating the Transfer of Patients Within NATO Area

Ulm, Germany, 5 May, 2022 – Representatives from across NATO's Medical community convened at the Joint Support and Enabling Command (JSEC) in the Wilhelmsburg Barracks 4-5 May, to discuss the latest developments in the Alliance's Patient Flow Management.

Patient Flow Management directs, controls and coordinates the transfer of patients within and between NATO's operational areas. This facilitates the most effective use of medical treatment and evacuation resources. It ensures that the patients receive appropriate care in a timely manner.

The primary focus of the international Subject Matter Experts was on further reviewing the latest NATO Patient Flow Management Guideline. The concentration of their expertise enabled considerable progress, resulting in a great product for the Alliance.

I am very pleased with the progress we made...

"We have been working in close conjunction with all other NATO Commands on this highly important project for many months," said Colonel Dr. Michael Clauss, JSEC Medical Adviser, "I am very pleased with the progress we made."

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Colonel Dr. Michael Clauss, head of the JSEC Medical Division, receives a sign of appreciation of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) from Commander Nicholas Gauthier, representative of the Joint Medical Division within the Strategic Enablement Directorate of SHAPE, for hosting the NATO Patient Flow Management Working Group in Ulm, Germany.
(JSEC Photo by Airman First Class Gina Seegert, DEU AF)
Throughout the working group meeting, specialists from JSEC's Allied Movement Coordination Centre played a key role. They provided the latest knowledge and expertise on operational enablement.

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