Impact of Forward Resuscitative Surgery to the War Fighter in Distributed Operations Deployment
TELEDYNE BROWN ENGINEERING HUNTSVILLE AL
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OVERVIEW Problem Ensure effective medical care to the war fighter in a Distributed Operations Deployment. Objective Make an assessment of a Marine Expeditionary Unit in a complex and distributed environment both with and without a Forward Resuscitative Surgical System FRSS, then conduct a comparative analysis in terms of patient outcomes and resource utilization. Approach Use Tactical Medical Logistics Planning Tool TML Use Sea Vikings DO CONOPS using a MEU and a FRSS Define cases, metrics, and assumptions Iterative Process Develop Cases for 1x casualty stream Run Cases in TML Analyze Results Revise as necessary Repeat above with 2x, 3x, casualty streams until reach breaking point. Results Analysis showed a direct relationship between the time a casualty reaches a facility for first surgery and the number of casualties who die of their wounds.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Weapons Effects (Biological)