Agilite’s New Rescue Litter/Sleep Pad
by Matthew Cox on September 9, 2014
This does look like a handy piece of kit from Agilite.
The new Mat-Evac litter is a camping/shooting mat and rescue litter in one, Agilite officials maintain.
“For Recon troops and outdoor enthusiasts, the padding in the Mat-Evac is the difference between discomfort and the ability to sleep well outdoors. In winter, the high-density Israeli-made foam inside the Mat-Evac isolates you from the cold ground keeping you warm as well.”
In an emergency, the Mat-Evac becomes a rescue litter that is on hand to carry a casualty. The padding in the Mat-Evac also helps keeps the wounded operator or hiker off the cold ground and more comfortable while waiting for extract, Agilite officials say.
The tying straps feature small mil-spec side release buckles and are designed and spaced to thread through the MOLLE loops of any vest or backpack to be attached and detached quickly without the need for any exterior straps or attachments.
The Mat-Evac is 61 inches long, 27.5 inches wide and .5 inches thick. It will bear up to 700 pounds. It’s available in OD green, red or black and retails for about $85.
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Pendleton Corpsmen To Get Ultra-Realistic Combat Trauma Mannequin
Sep. 24, 2014 - 03:45AM | By JOSHUA STEWART
Corpsmen in California will soon receive a batch of 10 training dummies that writhe, bleed and ooze innards. (Rob Curtis / Staff)
Corpsmen in California will soon have a new mannequin to help them train for tending to the grisliest of combat injuries.
Members of 1st Marine Logistics Group, based at Camp Pendleton, California, will soon receive a batch of 10 training dummies that writhe, bleed and ooze innards. The $53,700 devices are anatomically correct down to each vein, and are designed to be real enough that corpsmen learn how to treat Marines with life-threatening injuries. The convincing details also help prepare them for the stress and fear of that comes with managing life-or-death combat emergencies.
“We’ve developed the most realistic point of injury mannequin on the market,” said Robert McCall, the director of Army and National Guard Programs for North American Rescue. McCall is a former medic at 3rd Ranger Battalion, and his company developed the mannequin with Operative Experience, a business that builds surgical training devices.
“This is a night and day difference from what I trained on,” he said from his booth at the Modern Day Marine expo in Quantico, Va., on Tuesday.
The trauma mannequins can be customized with a series of different injuries. The dummy on display at Modern Day Marine wore a tattered uniform with a severed left arm and knee, a puncture wound on the chest, exposed bones, a gash in the abdomen with a punctured intestine pouring out, as well and a groin injury.
The dummies can pour out five liters of fake blood, and replicate signs of blood loss as they bleed, McCall said. Aside from the blast wounds, the mannequin at the expo had a gunshot wound above the left eye that entered the mouth, breaking teeth and grazing the tongue as it exited the cheek.
“There would be blood here and you could hear gurgling,” McCall said, referencing the wounded mouth.
The disfigured humanoid shook its robotic head in fake pain as its chest heaved, and Marines who passed by stuck their fingers into its mouth to examine its airway.
The mannequin is based on a 180-pound male patient. There isn’t a female version. The battery-powered device can be dropped into a field training exercise so that corpsmen can train in a real-life environment, McCall said.
The trauma dummies can be used to train corpsmen to stop bleeding by applying pressure at appropriate points in the body, he said. They can also show them how to clear airways and other procedures that can keep an injured Marine alive until they can get more intense care.
Robotic medical training simulators are not new to the Marine Corps and are a staple Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Simulation Center, the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland., and Portsmouth Naval Medical Center in Virginia. Some devices can cost as much as $240,000.
Published: Thursday, 18 August 2016 08:31
Pelican BioThermal Launches Combat-mobile Critical Care Blood Transport Container
Pelican BioThermal, a global leader providing the broadest and most innovative range of temperature-controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, today launches the Golden Hour™ Medic, a critical care transport container. This packaging solution allows military personnel to carry life-saving whole blood with them onto the battlefield, which vehicles may not be able to easily reach in the critical first hour after a soldier sustains a life-threatening injury.
Pelican BioThermal Golden Hour™ Medic (Photo Pelican BioThermal)
“The Golden Hour Medic is the result of our long-standing effort to identify and develop solutions for military field personnel; it supports the need to transport whole blood units far distances while still successfully maintaining blood at the critical temperature around 4 °C,” said Pelican BioThermal Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kevin Lawler. “We are proud to officially launch the Golden Hour Medic and look forward to playing a pivotal role in the effort to save the lives of troops.”
Utilizing the same innovative technology as their award-winning Golden Hour™ Mobile container, the Golden Hour Medic is a reusable, portable container designed specifically for combat medics to transport blood and other lifesaving materials. The Medic can keep whole blood supplies at the required temperature for 24 hours in harsh conditions and up to three days in standard environments.
Maintaining critical blood supplies is an integral part of Pelican BioThermal’s historical product history. The company’s award-winning Golden Hour™ Technology was developed to protect the lives of military personnel on the frontlines by providing smaller-scale thermal containers for blood supplies. Later came the Golden Hour Mobile Container. It was developed shortly after 9/11 to protect military troops’ lives in the battlefield in the harshest of environments and climates. In 2004 the original container was the winner of the ‘Army’s Greatest Invention Award.’
Today, Pelican BioThermal provides a full range of single-use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging options that ensure the integrity of mobile blood supplies and inventories for blood banks, hospitals, EMT personnel, and first responders alike. Its parent company, Pelican Products, Inc., is celebrating 40 years of supplying a variety of protective case solutions to the modern warfighter, from weapons cases to server rack-mount cases to field hospital storage cases.
RE2 to further combat medic support system development
Melanie Rovery, London - IHS Jane's International Defence Review
11 January 2017
RE2 has been awarded Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding to develop automated robotics technology that will assist combat medics.
The USD1 million funding for the LIFELINE programme was granted by the US Army SBIR office and the US Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC).
Under its LIFELINE programme, TATRC is looking to introduce automated systems that can assist medics operating under hostile conditions by helping them manoeuvre, treat, and evacuate wounded personnel.
Concept image of the LIFELINE system. The robotic element will be integrated on a large UGV. (RE2)
The aim of LIFELINE is to develop a medical module payload that that can be integrated on an advanced unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that will be able to deploy alongside medics and enable a single person to evacuate a combat casualty - essentially acting a CASEVAC vehicle.
At present, standard CASEVAC procedures involve at least two soldiers. It is intended that the new module from RE2 will act as a force multiplier for the squad, enabling just one person to accomplish the extraction.
Upcoming unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) programmes within the Department of Defense (DOD), such as the Squad Multi-purpose Equipment Transport (S-MET), would be an example of the type of vehicle to be compatible with and use this capability in the field, according to RE2.
The company researched, designed, and developed a LIFELINE prototype during Phase I of the SBIR and the goal for Phase II is to continue refining the design with a major emphasis placed on weight reduction in order to reduce the burden on the soldier during installation. A final prototype is set to be developed to conclude Phase II.
RE2 president and CEO Jorgen Pedersen told IHS Jane's, "During the Phase I effort, RE2 researched various approaches to solve the problem and prototyped the top candidate solution. The early prototype featured a modular innovative crane solution that could be assembled in less than 10 minutes, interfaced with a standard NATO litter, and allowed a single soldier to lift and manoeuvre a casualty onto a raised platform.
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