Battlefield Medicine

Battlefield Medicine moves from the trauma wards of Camp Bastion field hospital in Afghanistan, to cutting edge medical research labs, to reveal the innovations that are shaping medical treatment in the 21st century. The program meets the medical pioneers behind procedures that have seen the survival rate amongst injured servicemen and women rise to 90 percent. Designed for the war zone, these developments are already making waves in emergency rooms, from spray-on skin cells to heal burns, to innovative surgical techniques like rebuilding damaged hands from scratch — using rib bones. Offering a fascinating insight into the remarkable working lives of medical professionals in extraordinary circumstances, Battlefield Medicine looks at how today's warfare is helping to create tomorrow's treatments.



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