Accession Number:

ADA571187

Title:

Assessment of Users to Control Simulated Junctional Hemorrhage with the Combat Ready Clamp (CRoC)

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

2013-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The Combat Ready Clamp CRoC was designed to control hemorrhage from the groin region, on the battlefield. The purpose of this experiment was to determine whether CRoC user performance varied by the surface the casualty laid on flat-hard, flat-soft, and curved-soft and how quickly the device could be applied. The commercial manikin selected to assess user performance was designed to train soldiers in CRoC use. The manikin simulated severe hemorrhage from an inguinal wound, controllable by correct use of the CRoC . Each individual n 6 performed 3 iterations on each of the 3 surfaces 54 iterations total. The CRoC achieved hemorrhage control 100 of the time 5454. Patient surface affected time to stop bleeding. The flat-soft surface padded, 55 9.7 seconds was significantly different from the curved-soft surface litter, 65 16.5 seconds and had the lowest overall total time p 0.007 time for the hard-flat surface was 58 9.5 seconds. Users were trained to use the Combat Ready Clamp effectively, and the surface the casualty was lying on made some difference to user performance. All six persons trained had success in all nine of their iterations of CRoC use a 100 rate. These findings indicate that training was effective and that training of other users is plausible, feasible, and practical within the scope of the present evidence.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE