Combat & Casualty Care

Summer 2017

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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Imagine being a battlefield medic providing lifesaving care to up to six critically injured Warfighters. The medic's battlefield stress is increased when they know their battle-buddy's lives are dependent on the care they provide. This is both, physically and emotionally challenging to even the trained medic. The Army has designed a solution to reduce the medic's burden. The technology is called Medical Hands-free Ultra-wideband Broadcast (MEDHUB) and is currently being developed at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA), a subordinate organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). MEDHUB's distinction is its patient- care focus and operational situational awareness capability. The goal is to keep the medic or flight paramedic focused for performing life-saving tasks for multiple patients and remain unencumbered from documentation. Therefore, MEDHUB is designed to automatically capture, store, and forward data from medical devices, without adding any burden to the medic and to provide situational awareness to prepare the receiving hospitals. The key components are individual wearable vital sign monitors that record vitals and provide littered or ambulatory status through accelerometers; peripherals to capture patient weight; and an end-user device, such as a tablet or phone, that captures and stores the data. Low band-width intensive data will be automatically sent ahead of the evacuation vehicle or aircraft on existing long-range DoD communication systems. "MEDHUB will provide the medics a powerful companion to help them capture, store and forward medical data that will improve patient safety, care, and outcomes in all pre-hospital settings for both theater operations and consequence management response force operations," explained Jay Wang, Product Manager for Transport Telemedicine Systems, USAMMA. Data is Key Hospital teams in the field often have limited information on the number of patients they are receiving and their conditions. A Medical Saving lives on the battlefield often means getting the injured soldier to a hospital as quickly as possible. The Army is developing technologies to quickly and efficiently capture and move patient data, so hospitals are as prepared as possible for the wounded soldier's arrival and treatment. By Christian Sheehy, C&CC Editor Soldiers prepare for a medical evacuation flight to arrive. (Army) STREAMLINING CARE READINESS FROM TRAUMA TO TREATMENT 16 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2017 MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS DATA FROM POINT OF TRAUMA

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