Accession Number:

ADA257819

Title:

Development and Evaluation of Aeromedical Evacuation Medical Equipment Securing Devices.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 1991-Jun 1992,

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The United States Air Force USAF aeromedical evacuation system, under the command and control of Air Mobility Command AMC, has a large inventory of medical equipment items that are procured for use on military aircraft. The items must have the capability to be adequately secured within the aircraft, in most cases in the immediate vicinity of the patient. Aeromedical research technicians from the Armstrong Laboratory, Aeromedical Research Function have designed several devices that may be effectively used for securing many of the various medical equipment items likely to be brought aboard the aircraft. It was concluded that there is a slight potential for hazard presented by the protruding thumbscrews on the original Horton Bracket, and it is relatively heavy. The Waters Bracket will probably require relatively high fabrication cost due to design complexity, and also cannot be used on C-130 aircraft. However, provided the devices are fabricated and used as specified in this report, all 5 devices are safe and an effective means for securing selected aeromedical evacuation medical equipment items.

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE