From the Battlefield to Our Streets
How combat medicine is revolutionizing civilian prehospital care
In 1996, a revolutionary concept occurred in military medicine. Until then, battlefield prehospital trauma care followed the same guidelines developed for the urban U.S. civilian environment. But following the October 3, 1993, Battle of Mogadishu1, the U.S. Special Operations Command sponsored a study to review how casualty care was conducted. The panel’s consensus: Conventional civilian medicine was not appropriate for optimizing casualty care within the tactical environment.
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CricKit Surgical Crico-thyroidotomy Kit
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Rapid evacuation and transport of non-ambulatory casualties is just on of the areas where civilian EMS agencies can learn more from the U.S. military. (Photo AP/ John Moore)
Evacuate from any multistory building.
For the evacuation of disabled or injured.
Evacuate non-ambulatory patients.
Provides true one-person operation.
Reduction in spinal load.
Cut risk of injury to caregivers.
Stryker Power-PRO is a hydraulically powered ambulance cot with industry-leading ergonomics. Foot end controls activate powered lifting and lower function for capacities up to 700 lbs. Operator safety and patient comfort are significantly improved.
Power-PRO XT powered ambulance cot dramatically reduces strenuous lifting and the associated risk of back injury.
SMRT — Stryker Managed Recharging Technology
Stryker Speed-Sheet is a unique approach to patient transfer.
Stair-PRO is scientifically proven to reduce the risk of operator injury. The operator position, adjustability of handles, angle of the track and the built-in descent control made Stair-PRO the safest chair in its product category.
Proven to reduce risk of injury.
EMS Airway Clinic