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On the main deck, litter bearers bring patients to the casualty receiving (CASREC) area after they are unloaded from helicopters on the flight deck.
On active service Argus becomes a Primary Casualty Receiving Ship - the modern term for a hospital ship.
Two arriving APAs were summarily designated as casualty receiving ships and stationed offshore to provide hospitalization at night.
Casualty receiving staff nurse, LTJG Karen Ritchie, said some of the specialty surgical care Comfort has used includes orthopedics, cardiology and neurology.
One tent would house a casualty receiving and resuscitation area.
Today the British Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Argus performs a medical role but is designated a "primary casualty receiving ship".
The answers remain unclear, for while the fleet currently has a very robust operational medical system, including hospital ships and casualty receiving and treatment facilities aboard large-deck amphibious assault ships (these assets were originally designed for major Cold War conflicts), there is no assurance that the doctrinal mission of afloat medical resources has been altered toward specifically supporting littoral warfare.