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Improving the Army's Field Medical Treatment Capability. Volume 1

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DoDs Deployable Medical Systems DEPMEDS project is designed to improve the capabilities of the Military Services of treating troops in field hospitals. To plan and manage the Armys part of the DEPMEDS effort, the Secretary of the Army appointed a DEPMEDS Project Manager PM. Our report presents the PMs Control Plan and is in two volumes. Volume I provides a current assessment of the projects status and identifies critical issues such as the availability of support equipment and planning for follow-up supply support, that affect fielding the first DEPMEDS hospital as well as those following in the early part of the fielding schedule. Volume I also describes the requirements for management of displaced equipment, i.e., a Materiel Transfer Plan, and the actions required of the PM after the first unit receives DEPMEDS equipment. While continuing to field DEPMEDS hospitals, the other actions required of the PM include Controlling the replacement of substitute items fielded with the early hospitals. Integrating the experience from fielding each additional hospital into subsequent fielding plans. Raising DEPMEDS- equipped hospital units to authorized levels of DEPMEDS medical and non-medical support equipment. Controlling changes to the components of the standardized medical materiel sets and quantities of equipment for the DEPMEDS-equipped units to stabilize readiness condition evaluation standards. Volume II contains the initial assessment June 1986 of the DEPMEDS projects status and descriptions of the automated project control support system developed for the PM.

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  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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