Medical Evacuation & Treatment Platforms
Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO supports medical evacuation platforms and equipment sets:
- Wheeled–Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) MaxxPro Plus Long Wheel Base Ambulance retrofit and Joint Light Tactical Vehicle CASEVAC
- Tracked–Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) Medical Treatment / Evacuation Variants to replace M113
- Air–Medical Evacuation Equipment Sets for the Blackhawk helicopter and Airworthiness evaluation of carry-on medical equipment
The goal of the medical evacuation platforms is to provide better protection for our casualties during evacuation from the battlefield to higher levels of care. The platforms also provide a safe location for medics to perform advanced life-saving procedures during evacuation.
Medical Evacuation and Treatment Vehicles Medical Equipment Set and Mission Essential Package
Vehicle programs designed for patient evacuation and treatment are staffed with trained medical personnel and equipped with appropriate medical sets, kits, or outfits designed for enroute care.
Warfighter Health, Performance and Evacuation PMO logistics and maintenance staff assist the Project Management offices at Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command in meeting AMEDD requirements in areas such as the development of medical equipment packages.
- Ground vehicle MESs provide medical equipment and medical personnel support to maneuver forces
- Rotary-wing MEDEVAC aircraft provide air Medical Equipment Sets (MES)
This is a core capability for treating and evacuating our wounded from the battlefield. The AMPV Evacuation/Treatment variants, treatment table, blood refrigerator, and shelter fall under this Basic Priority List.
MaxxPro Plus Ambulance Litter Loading System
The MRAP III study approved by the Vice Chief of Staff of The Army on 14 March 2013 includes 301 MaxxPro Plus vehicles with independent suspension systems that will be converted to ambulances for Army Prepositioned Stock.
The retrofit will use the litter-loading system from the Dash ambulance, which provides faster load times.
MRAP Vehicle Medical Equipment Set
The MRAP vehicle MES includes medical supplies used for injured Soldiers prior to their arrival at combat support hospitals:
- Resupply chest
- Oxygen concentrator
- Vital signs monitor
- Suction apparatus
The set is made up of trauma panel and en route care medical bags broken down into functional areas of care. Medics may remove the pockets to take section of the bag directly to the patient.
Joint Urgent Operational Needs statement for up-armored ambulances in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) initiated work to develop this MES. This set was integrated into the standard ground MES, and now has many of these standardized capabilities for all ground ambulances.
Tactical Vehicle Biologics Refrigerator
This refrigerator cools biologics and blood/plasma products for medical treatment vehicles, such as the AMPV in the Heavy Brigade Combat Teams.
- 10 units
- Front opening
- LCD display
- Communications capabilities
- 72-hour battery backup capability
Chemical Patient Protective Wrap
The chemical patient protective wrap (CPPW) consists of a breathable laminate material for the top layer, a three-layer laminate for the ground cloth, a flexible plastic film for the window, and a coated and laminated chemical and protective cover. The wrap protects against exposure to all known potential chemical warfare agents in vapor, aerosol, liquid, or thickened liquid form. The CPPW protects patients who cannot don a gas mask and provides respiration and percutaneous protection for unmasked, uncontaminated patients for at least six hours.
Semi-Autonomous Casualty Extraction System
The semi-autonomous casualty evacuation configuration enables the Squad-Mission Equipment Transport to extract and transport at least one casualty with en route care provided by a medical attendant.
- Reduce Soldier exposure to hazardous situations
- Allow Soldiers to maintain their weapon(s) and return fire
Transport Telemedicine System (TTS)
The transport telemedicine system (TTS) is a hands-free, voice-free, wire-free patient care focused, automated medical device providing deployed medical treatment facilities with situational awareness (SA) of arriving MEDEVAC patients.