Combat & Casualty Care

Q1 2016

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Page 18 of 35 Combat & Casualty Care | Spring 2016 | 17 High Fidelity Simulation Tech Get Troop ack in the Field in 3 Minutes Instead of Days! Zanfel ® – a safer, faster and more effective option than steroids or antihistamines for relieving poison ivy, oak or sumac. Carton = 15 doses. NSN #6505-01-611-2071 Great for Hospital and Battalion Aid Station Settings. — NEW ITEM! — Packet = Single dose. Great for IFA K kitting opportunities. Zanfel gets at the cause of the problem by removing the poison ivy, oak or sumac toxin (urushiol) from the skin ANY TIME after outbreak of the rash while relieving the itching within 30 seconds. Zanfel is also effective for Mosquito and Chigger ites, Sand Flea and Sand Fly ites and Other Insec ites and Stings. enefits and Savings to the Medical Command and the Warfighter. • The use of Zanfel allows the poison iv y, oak or sumac affected warfighter to return to duty sooner, in an itch-free and healing state. • Significant and immediate cost savings to the unit and medical command. Battalion Aid Station Packet = Single dose. Great for IFA K kitting Call 800-401-4002 or visit Zanfel is a product of Zanfel Laboratories, Inc. ©2016 All rights reserved. U.S. Patent No. 6,423,746, No. 7,008,963. Additional patents pending. Zanfel and the Zanfel logo are copyrighted and trademarks of Zanfel Laboratories, Inc., Clive, Iowa. repetitive training in the technical steps to manage severe injuries of the heart, lungs and mediastinal blood vessels. It includes a complete integrated anatomy of the chest wall and the thoracic viscera and vessels, and a heart that simulates cardiac contractions and that pumps blood. The heart produces pulsatile spurts of hemorrhage when wounded and can be repaired repeatedly with staples or sutures. It also includes lungs that can mimic important combat-relevant injuries with both hemorrhage and air leakage. The lungs can be subjected to major operations, including pneumonectomy. The physical simulator is supported by a standardized, multimedia curriculum for emergency combat surgical operations within the chest cavity, including: thoracic incisions; control of pulmonary hemorrhage; lung resections; pulmonary tractotomy; exposure and control of aortic arch vessels; pericardiotomy and repair of cardiac wounds. This includes assessments to test the cognitive and psychomotor proficiency of trainees in the actual performance of the major procedures listed. OEI's simulators have been demonstrated at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences' Simulation Center and in some of its field exercises. Trainees will have the opportunity to learn standardized approaches to severe traumatic injuries, to practice these approaches and be tested for proficiency. Upon the completion of a training course, trainees will be able to take away the instructional modules for refresher or just-in-time training. Several OEI simulators have either been independently validated or are currently undergoing validation studies. Upon validation, OEI anticipates that curriculum- driven, simulation-based training of surgical procedures will supersede current training. Emergency Medicine physicians and others who require knowledge of emergency surgical operations would also be candidates for training. Editor's Note: This research and development project is being conducted by Operative Experience and was made possible by a contract vehicle which was awarded and administered by the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, MD under Contract Number: W81XWH-15-C-0078. The views, opinions and/ or findings contained in this publication/video are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense and should not be construed as an official DoD/Army position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation. No official endorsement should be made.

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