Accession Number : ADA571160


Title :   Assessment of Casualty Transport Equipment and Procedures Aboard U.S. Navy Submarines to Accommodate Anti-Shock Trousers


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Oct 2010-6 Aug 2012


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Richardson, Annely ; Horn, Wayne G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a571160.pdf


Report Date : 24 Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Confined spaces necessitating non-ideal stretcher positioning and the potential for significant transportation times to definitive care combine to make casualty evacuation from a submarine much more onerous than in typical state-side scenarios. Anti-shock garments, while having fallen out of favor in the general community, may provide certain benefits in specific submarine medical evacuation scenarios, such as those involving hemorrhagic shock. A review of pertinent literature is presented as well as an evaluation of both inflatable and non-inflatable anti-shock garments for potential use in the submarine medical community. Both types of garments were found to accommodate submarine casualty egress, with several advantages noted for the non-inflatable variety. Current clinical trials of these newer, non-inflatable devices should be monitored as they may prove applicable to multiple austere military medical environments.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL EVACUATION , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *SHOCK RESISTANCE , BENEFITS , CASUALTIES , CLINICAL TRIALS , CLOTHING , DOCUMENTS , EVACUATION , HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK , INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , MEDICAL PERSONNEL , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , NAVAL VESSELS , POSITION(LOCATION) , PROTECTIVE CLOTHING , SCENARIOS , SUBMARINES


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE