Development Of A Medical Supply Set For Corpsmen in The Field
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Fleet Marine Force corpsmen are the first medical responders to treat casualties in the field. They carry an outdated bag of supplies called the Surgical Instrument and Supply Set. The purpose of this investigation is to develop an updated supply set for field corpsmen by linking each supply item to specific medical tasks conducted in the field, which then creates an audit trail. The review of medical supplies generated an updated list of supplies to be carried by the corpsmen in a new medical module and a list of items that the corpsmen can pull from the Battalion Aid Station AMALs as needed. Items without a clinical requirement were not included. This improved set of supplies for corpsmen will greatly improve treatment capability in the field. As technology and need change, replacements, additions, and deletions can easily be made.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations