Accession Number : AD1033901

Title :   Combat Medical Modernization: Posturing Low Supply And High Demand Assets To Meet Emerging And Future Capability Requirements

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : ACC/SGX JB Langley-Eustis United States

Personal Author(s) : Daugherty,Ramona S ; Rivas,Daniel J ; Baker ,Scott A ; Townsend,Daniel T

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Report Date : 01 Jul 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This paper presents three unique but similar capabilities for comparison: Mobile Field Surgical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team (MFST/ECCT), Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST), and Tactical Critical Care Evacuation Team and Tactical Critical Care Evacuation Team-Enhanced (TCCET/TCCET-E). In an effort to understand the similarities and differences between these three capabilities, the current en-route system will first be defined, and then each capability will be further analyzed independently by looking at the following elements: mission, Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC) composition, training platform, and equipment assemblages. Comparing the different elements of these capabilities provides the framework to discuss operational challenges of each capability as it relates to current and future operational environments. Identifying operational challenges leads to the development of broad Courses of Action (COAs) that may lay the foundation to mitigate these challenges and enhance the overall casualty movement system.

Descriptors :   united states special operations command , aeromedical evacuation , military medicine , surgical procedures , military hospitals , combat casualty care , medical personnel , therapeutics , cost estimates , active duty , department of defense , military modernization , military supplies , military capabilities

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE