Benavides JM, Benavides LC, Hale DF, Lundy JB. 17(3). 46 - 50. (Journal Article)
Theater Special Operations Force (SOF) medical planners have begun using Army Forward Surgical Teams (FSTs) to maintain a golden hour for U.S. SOF during Operation Freedom's Sentinel required adaptation in FST training, configuration, personnel, equipment, and employment to form Golden Hour Offset Surgical Treatment Teams (GHOST-Ts). This article describes one such FST's experience in Operation Freedom's Sentinel while deployed for 9 months in support of SOF in southern Afghanistan.
Keywords: Golden Hour Offset Surgical Treatment Team (GHOST-T); austere surgery