Storage of Medical Unit Prepositioned War Reserve Materiel
DARCOM PACKAGING STORAGE AND CONTAINERIZATION CENTER TOBYHANNA PA
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Army Medical Department AMEDD war reserve stocks are presently commingled with mission stocks throughout the world. In case of mobilization, these stocks must be selected, assembled into units, and transported to the needed area. To improve its readiness posture, AMEDD sought to preassemble stocks into units which could be prepositioned at designated locations. At the Surgeon Generals request, PSCC studied a 200-bed combat support hospital which will be tested initially. This report examines the packaging required to protect the 200-bed combat support Medical Unit Self-Contained Transportable MUST hospital prepositioned in a field environment for a period of five years. Concluded is that packaging requirements must be developed for the individual components comprising the hospital to effect standardization and to control the item package size and unit pack quantity. The report explores and provides the alternatives available to protect the hospital assemblages in the field environment during the storage period. It also includes the material costs and man-hours required for each alternative including inspection, servicing, and maintaining of the total package consideration.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Containers and Packaging