Unstable Patient Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
1.) A patient whose physiological status is in fluctuation and for whom emergent, treatment, and/or surgical intervention are anticipated during treatment or evacuation; and the patients rapidly changing status and requirements are beyond the standard en route care capability and requires medical/surgical augmentation.
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Term Classification: logistics
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