Combat & Casualty Care

Q4 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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Practical exercises include airway management, treatment of extremity trauma, treatment of combat chest wounds, and lifesaving emergency surgical skills on high fidelity simulation manikins. Students conduct scenarios in both clinical environment and high fidelity aircraft environment. All training scenarios and exercises refresh critical care knowledge and provide recertification. AMEDDC&S is using the most advanced hands-on medical simulators ever made. Synthetic human simulators constructed from polymer composites are replacing tissue in medical education with a realness not possible with older rubber manikins. These innovative devices mimic the mechanical, dielectric and physicochemical properties of relevant living tissue. The skin, organs, ligaments, cardiovascular system, nerves, bones, and flesh textures look and feel authentic, based on actual live tissue tests to mimic the properties of living tissue with an unmatched level of fidelity. These simulators even have beating hearts, breathing lungs, moving limbs, and even pump simulated blood through arteries and veins. Students can insert their hands and medical instruments then pull back internal body parts for detailed examinations. Tissues respond to all known imaging techniques and medical devices just like live tissue. The materials are about eighty-five percent water, and to prevent dehydration the training simulators are stored in tanks with recirculating fluid. Wireless integrated computer interfaces include controls proving students with vital physiological information on untethered tablets. These advanced systems are better suited for a new generation of Soldiers who have grown up with Smartphones. The medical patient simulators used at AMEDDC&S have come a long way from the old CPR Annie manikins from the past. While those training manikins Enhanced Pneumothorax Needle Burn and Wound Dressing RTK EPN Part No. HHEPN01. For sale to licensed health care professionals only. NSN Pending. Response TK Windlass Tourniquet ® Military Grade. Battle Tested. ™ Fill your first aid kit with these proven products. We take the worry out of critical care so you can take care of business. Clear Cool ™ Students practice inserting a tracheal tube on a medical human simulator. (Army) Winter 2016/2017 | Combat & Casualty Care | 9

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