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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Burdette. "It is anticipated, a phage-based therapeutic approach will allow for field deployment and ease of use, and can also be designed as a universal anti-venom with application against other poisonous species such as spiders, scorpions, and jellyfish," said Mallory. Biomedical Systems Engineering and Evaluation The Biomedical Systems Engineering and Evaluation Department applies engineering principles and design concepts to develop and evaluate medical devices, treatments, and diagnostic tools used in military medicine. Roy Dory, Head of the Biomedical Systems Engineering and Evaluation Department has established capabilities in advanced trauma mannequin testing systems. Dory delivers expertise in the design of human subject research studies to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and human factors aspects of medical devices deployed in prehospital medicine. The department also provides broad engineering expertise for a diverse portfolio of projects within the laboratory, including prototype development, computational modeling, custom machining/fabrication, and software development/ automation. Recent development efforts include a field-portable sterilization system and an automated electrospinning system used to generate nanofiber scaffolds for wound care. "Our design team works to help address some of the fundamental challenges associated with Role 1 care both at the point of care in the field and during patient transport," said Dory. "We developed the field- portable sterilizer to be a truly self-sufficient, portable system that can be operational from battery power'" Dory said. "The department has also expanded to include research and development of imaging tools to detect oxygenation in discrete tissue including the brain, teeth, and bone,"said Mallory. NAMRU-SA's CCC&OM research goals span across many disciplines from trauma surgery, immunology and cell based-biological therapies to medical device development and test and evaluation. The commonality across this interdisciplinary effort is the vision to give our warfighters the best chance for survival in combat environments. This includes exploring novel ways to effectively improve outcomes in prolonged field care scenarios, as well as continuing exceptional point of care treatment, whether it is at the site of injury, en route, or at the medical treatment facility. More info: COMPLIMENTARY SUBSCRIPTION | scan the code to sign up now! 24 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2017 MOBILE FIELD CARE COMBAT & OPERATIONAL MEDICINE

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