Shipboard Medical Backpack: Engineering Drawings.
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The mission of the shipboard medical backpack is to permit corpsmen to carry medical equipment and supplies to an injury site aboard ship while keeping both hands free to negotiate ladders and passageways. The medical backpack unit is a combination of the new sofpack design and the standard military All-Purpose Lightweight Carrying Equipment ALICE frame. The softpack is compatible with the ALICE frame and attaches to the frame in the same manner as existing Marine Corps softpacks. The shipboard-model backpack incorporates design features that are necessary for emergency treatment in the shipboard environment and that are not found in traditional backpacks. These features include quick access to the contents, compactness, functional carrying capacity, and emergency quick release. The shipboard feasibility tests of the backpack were completed in FY79. This report contains the engineering drawing of the softpacks. Drawings of a pack module, oxygen cylinder carrying case, and Life Pak 5 ECG monitordefibrillator case developed with the backpack are also included.
- Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies