Air Force Operational Medicine: Using the Estimating Supplies Program to Develop Materiel Solutions for the Operational Clinical Requirements of the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS). Volume Three: EMEDS+10
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A modeling and simulation effort was completed on the Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support EMEDS10 system using current Naval Health Research Center methodology and the Estimating Supplies Program ESP. The clinical functional areas modeled were the Emergency Room, Operating Room, Anesthesia, Central Sterile Supply, Critical Care Unit, and Ward. Ancillary functional areas modeled were Radiology, Laboratory, and Pharmacy. The Logistics functional area, while not a clinical component of EMEDS10, does provide materiel support and was modeled. EMEDS10 is the follow-on echelon of the EMEDS Basic, and is an element of the more robust EMEDS deployable medical system and provides emergent life- and limb-saving resuscitative surgical care as well as limited outpatient services in austere environments. EMEDS was the subject of a Force Development Evaluation FDE where the system was set up as in a deployable setting and patient streams were presented and treated in the various functional areas. As part of the FDE, significant modernization of the Allowance Standard was performed. During the FDE, data were collected and used to construct the models used in the simulation. The simulation was a patient stream derived from Operation Iraqi Freedom I and was representative of the kind of patients and their occurrence frequency this system was developed to support. The study of the Allowance Standards resulted in modernization of the three functional areas, most notably the Operating Room. The surgical capability enhancements included hemorrhage control, negative-pressure dressing supplies and equipment, and the application of compression boots.
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