Combat Casualty Care Support Systems
The goal of Combat Casualty Care Support Systems is to reduce casualties by 25 percent and morbidity from injuries by providing tools to assist first responders in quickly and effectively treating combat troops. Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO designs, develops, and tests field medical equipment in support of battlefield combat casualty care. Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO specializes in developing new and innovative breakthrough technology, as well as adapting and hardening commercial-off-the-shelf systems for joint military applications.
Wheeled Litter Carrier
The new wheeled litter carrier replaces the old one in the unit assemblages. It allows two Soldiers to ergonomically transport a patient on a standard NATO stretcher.
Litter Transport Shock/Stressor Mitigation System
The new system incorporates advanced vibration dampening that will allow for safer evacuation of our Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) casualties.
A standard litter across echelons of care that can meet ground, rotary winged, and fixed winged requirements for medical evacuation is required. Currently, five different litters exist in the Army.
Rescue and Dismounted Litters
The rescue litter system, which is part of the ground and air ambulance Medical Equipment Sets, is designed to extricate Warfighters from difficult confined areas, such as caves, and hoist them on land or by helicopter to safety. (Photo: MEDSILS)
MOLLE Medic Bag/Trauma Tiered Medical Bag
The Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment (MOLLE) Medic Bag/trauma tiered medical bag allows the medic to tailor supplies for the three refillable pouches, pick and choose the bag needed in theatre operations, while decreasing his overall combat load. MSS worked with Directorate of Combat Doctrine and Development (DCDD) and PEO Soldier on this effort.
Low-Profile Improved First Aid Kit Gen II
The Improved First Aid Kit (IFAK) Gen II is issued to every Solder. It increases individual Soldier capabilities to provide Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid and provides interventions for two leading causes of death on the battlefield, severe hemorrhage and inadequate airway.
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Tactical Mechanical & Pneumatic Tourniquets
Tactical Mechanical and Pneumatic Tourniquet product improvements offer secondary locking mechanisms, wider bands for better occlusion on lower pressure, and they reduce nerve damage. New York City Industries of the Blind (NYCIB), under the Ability One program, built prototypes for testing. The Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet is currently being tested.
Solid State Biological Refrigerator
The Solid State Biological Refrigerator (formerly known as the Hemacool) is a lightweight, portable, high efficiency unit used for storing and transporting blood/blood products and chilling blood after collection. It is designed to preserve liquid or frozen blood products and medical supplies at specified temperature ranges for quality and safe usage. It is authorized in numerous assemblages/units such as the Area Medical Lab, Medical Equipment Sets (MES) and Medical Materiel Sets (MMS) Laboratory, Central Materiel Service sets, Veterinary Services sets and Blood Bank sets.