Air Force Operational Medicine: Using the Enterprise Estimating Supplies Program to Develop Materiel Solutions for the Operational Requirements of the Air Force Otorhinolaryngology Augmentation Team (FFENT)
Technical document, Mar-Sep 2010
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The Naval Health Research Center NHRC has used its modeling and simulation expertise to develop and update conventional U.S. Air Force medical assets since 2004. The objective of this study was to leverage medical modeling and simulation advantages to provide recommendations for allowance standard AS configurations based on the U.S. Air Force Otorhinolaryngology Augmentation Team FFENT operational and clinical requirements. NHRC analysts reviewed the FFENT, analyzed clinical requirements with subject matter experts, and used modeling and simulation tools to develop the operationally-based and patient-driven recommended 917E line list. The Unit Type Code capabilities, operational requirements, and materiel solutions were identified, addressing issues of modernization, clinical requirement, standardization, and redundancy. In this study, the major rationales for change were due to clinical requirements and standardization. Total changes resulted in a reduction in weight by 19, cube by 19, and cost by 3 or 19,680.
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