f. Arrange with food service for pickup of meals for patients on modified diets as
prescribed by the attending physician. Infant formulas are supplied by the originating
pediatric nursing unit. Food service is notified of delayed or cancelled flights.
g. Record on DA Form 3161 (Request for issue or Turn-In), all government property
accompanying a patient. A copy of the travel orders on each patient aeromedically
evacuated and the completed DA Form 3161 are forwarded to the Chief, Property
Management Branch, in order to maintain accurate property accountability.
h. Ensure that all records to accompany patients are completed and present prior
to the patient's departure. Military personnel patients or attendants will have in their
possession valid identification cards and a current immunization record. All others will
have in their possession a valid identification card, a valid passport with visa, when
required, and a current immunization record. It is the responsibility of the patient
evacuation clerk to ensure that the patient's chart is closed out properly prior to shipment of
the patient. It is the clerk's responsibility to forward the personnel, health, and finance
records to the gaining unit.
i. Ensure all travel orders have been prepared for active duty and their dependents
and retired personnel and their family members.
j. Receipt for all baggage and valuables (see Section III). Patient's baggage will
be properly packed, secured, and tagged. The weight limit is normally 66 pounds per
passenger. The containers may be duffel bags or suitcases; cardboard boxes can not be
used. Loose parcels are not accepted. Baggage is searched for dangerous articles,
toilet articles, cigarettes, etc. All baggage is subject to a customs inspection. Property
exchange between medical facilities and the Air Force is accomplished in accordance with
k. Ensure the Patient Evacuation Tag, the Narrative Summary, and other records
are completed by the attending physician.
l. Check with ward to ensure Nursing Service has filled medication requirements,
arranged for any special equipment, and properly prepared the patient (e.g., sedated and
m. Complete patient evacuation manifest (see Section III).
n. Arrange for support services such as ground transportation to aircraft;
assistance in loading patients aboard aircraft; and guard escorts for prisoner patients.