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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C&CC: With intended users expected to be deployed medical, special operations, and mortuary affairs units, speak to any system modularity that will enable greater unit compatibility depending on need for use depending on the circumstances. Gomez-Morales: The PDRS is intended to be operational out of the transport case within 15 minutes and intended for Role of Care 2 and 3 type units. The system requires minimal installation, but it is accompanied by an extensive level of training resources in the form of written literature (Operator and Maintainer Manuals) and videos that take the least experienced operator and maintainer step by step through the installation, operation and maintenance required for the system. Additionally, there will be support available from the USAMMA Medical Maintenance Depot in Tracy, CA and the manufacturer (if required). It is also worth mentioning that the parts and accessories will be available for purchase via the Defense Logistics Agency's Electronic Catalog resource. The manufacturer is also responsible for creating a website portal via their website to support the PDRS sold to the DoD. In summary, support for this system is integrated in the acquisition strategy and is only a phone call away. Obviously, we want our customers to always try to make an attempt to solve their PDRS problems by reading the manuals first and contacting their local medical maintenance support. I do have to mention that some may find that having the PDRS in only in one transport case makes the system difficult to transport (using the correct number military personnel to avoid injury), but we feel that the system can be easily taken out of the transport case and wheeled to the location that it will be used. The PDRS has off-terrain wheels that allow for it to be pushed, or pull around unimproved terrain found around deployed military installations. C&CC: What are some primary challenges to integration and potential system upgrades down the line? Gomez-Morales: The Risk Management Framework (RMF) process is relatively new to medical devices and it is still evolving. One of the biggest challenges is going to be the migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for the PDRS because it will require for the PDRS with a Windows 10 operating system to go through the RMF process again. Currently, most if not all medical devices utilize a Windows 7 operating system. So, it is taking a lot work with the manufacturer to help them understand that the DoD has mandated that all systems have a capability to connect to the network, all devices must utilize a Windows operating system, and must have a Windows 10 operating system by late 2017. The current plan is to continue working with the OEM on a "Windows 10 Migration Plan". Fortunately, the manufacturer has become acquainted with the RMF process and that is half the battle. E NO Simple Sugars E Prevents and Corrects Dehydration E No Cramping E Most Easily Digested Sports Drink Available E Class VIII Certified E National Stock Numbers (NSNs) on All Products E DLA Contract (DAPA; Prime Vendor; FSS; CAGE code 020B7) r i c e - b a s e d h y d r a t i o n 111 12th Street, Suite 100 Columbus, GA 31901 www.ceraproductsinc.com 706.221.1542 U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency Equipment Specialist Diego Gomez-Morales demonstrates the new Portable Digital Radiography System that will replace two aging devices, including an X-ray generator and an accompanying computerized reader system. The PDRS combines these capabilities into a single lightweight X-ray unit intended for use by deployed medical, special operations and mortuary affair Army units. (Ellen Crown, USAMMA) www.tacticaldefensemedia.com Summer 2017 | Combat & Casualty Care | 21 R&D SPOTLIGHT

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