Ship to Objective Maneuver (STOM): Medical Analysis Using the NHRC Tactical Medical Logistics (TML+) Planning Tool in Support of the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL)
Final rept. 30 Dec 2004-30 Dec 2005
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The primary objective of this study was to use the Tactical Medical Logistics TML planning tool to provide the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with the medical requirements for Ship to Objective Maneuver STOM by comparing alternate solutions for providing emergency surgical care in support of surface and vertical maneuver elements. Data produced from TML indicated that when more Forward Resuscitative Surgical System FRSS units were deployed with the combat elements more lives were saved because time to first surgery was reduced. About 14 more casualties survive when 2 or 3 FRSSs are available simply because maneuver elements can get to an FRSS for stabilization about 1 hour quicker than they can reach the seabased Casualty Receiving and Treatment Ship CRTS. Simulation results of STOM scenarios provided useful information such as how many and what types of injuries could be expected during STOM events and how many of these would be life-threatening. Based on these injuries analyses showed whether demands on personnel equipment or supplies caused delays in patient treatment. Transportation issues for evacuating patients with both life threatening and non-life threatening injuries were closely studied as well to determine how many ground and air transports would be needed for medical evacuation. Designating 2 to 3 MV22s was sufficient to transport casualties with life-threatening injuries.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Weapons Effects (Biological)
- Computer Programming and Software