- The war in Ukraine is the largest in Europe since 1945, with casualties on a scale not seen since the Korean war.
- Military medicine is being changed by the experience in Ukraine, with lessons about the importance of field hospitals and the need for quick medical care.
- Ukraine's medical care system is facing challenges, including shortages of supplies and bureaucratic infighting.
- Treating injuries from artillery and rocket barrages and ensuring an adequate supply of blood are among the challenges for European armies.
- The war in Ukraine is prompting discussions about medical preparedness for nuclear conflict and the use of technology, such as drones, in military medicine.
What Ukraine’s bloody battlefield is teaching medics
The war in Ukraine is changing military medicine, teaching lessons about field hospitals and the importance of quick medical care. Challenges include shortages of supplies and bureaucratic infighting. Discussions are underway about medical preparedness for nuclear conflict and the use of technology