FUNDS AND VALUABLES
Under ordinary circumstances, the patient withdraws funds and valuables on deposit
with the Patient's Trust Fund prior to departure from the medical treatment facility. Where
this is not feasible, the fund custodian prepares a check drawn to the order of the patient
for the funds left on deposit. The check, valuables, and a letter of transmittal are sent by
registered or certified mail to the patient at his new address. Shipment through
aeromedical evacuation channels is resorted to only under unusual circumstances. In such
instances, the originating medical facility lists valuables on an appropriate document. This
document is prepared in responsibilities between the originating, interim, and destination
facilities. The initial receipting for patient's valuables is the responsibility of the senior flight
nurse accepting a patient from the originating medical facility. Cash assets in excess of
twenty-five dollars are converted to a United States Treasury check or DD Form 114
(Military Pay Order) made payable to the patient concerned. The container for the
valuables and check is labeled showing the patient's full name, grade, social security
number, and name and location of the originating medical treatment facility.
Section IV. COMBAT PROCEDURES FOR REGULATING AND EVACUATING
Although the concepts and principles of medical regulating and evacuation are the
same, the combat situation necessitates different procedures be used during wartime.
The combat procedures are discussed in this section.
EXPLANATION OF TERMS
In Section III, many of the terms were explained; however, there are additional
terms used primarily during combat situations that you need to be aware of. These terms
are defined below:
a. Evacuation Flow. Although patient evacuation flows from the point of first
medical care through the various levels of increasingly complex treatment (normal chain),
any medical treatment facility at any level may be bypassed when the condition of the
patient warrants and the evacuation means is available (see figure 3-10). This bypassing,
referred to as direct evacuation, does not alter the principles of patient management but
rather use the available air and surface evacuation means to the advantage of the patients
and his specific medical or surgical condition.