Short falls of medical equipment...

#1
What medical technology would you like to see in the battlefield?

What are the common problems with particular injuries that there is currently no technology for? Either tech that simply doesn't exist, or a disconnect between surgery theatre and the battlefield?
 
#8
Not a journalist, or sales rep. CMT3 at the moment starting a research degree in Biomedical Engineering, would prefer my projects to be useful in the field. Inspired by things like the liquid bone and quikclot...
 
#10
liquid bone...[/QUOTE said:
He said bone hehhehheh...

Sorry if you are genuine. but are you a stab with a proper job/ student or a rep/R&D type?
Are you "interested in" or working towards?(Thers' many thing's I'm "interested in" in tinternet.
 
#11
Current TA combat medic yeah, just finishing my undergrad, off down south for medical engineering MSc/PhD in summer. I'm currently doing my dissertation on pain and would be interested in my engineering project being related to pain relief(undergrad is in physiology/neuroscience). I'd rather work on something that i could see work myself, as i am not going to be based in a hospital through my PhD, but i will be deploying before/after it.

Obviously im not deploying until after my 6 months lab project, so i cant really use my own experience with the kit other than the (very) few weekends we are now allowed to do (which after my PTI course, will leave me with **** all for the year). My commitment is max.27 days for the year due to the cuts...

So like i said, any of you 'old hats' who have deployed would like to highlight a problem...

P.S. if i was a journo the problems wouldn't exactly be shocking; blood loss, dirt in wounds, etc.

Think of it another way, what tech from an OR would you like made pocketsize?
 
#12
Ok them.
Just an anaesthetic machine i/c ICU-style ventilator AND monitoring and TIVA capacity, all in a suitcase-sized package, please.
Oh, and can it be MRI compatabile as well as CE compliant? Please.
On my desk by 08:00 would be great, thanks.
Oh, and it needs to be able to to run on AD/DC, Battery, Solar-power(I hear that's useful these days!) petrol, kerosine, diesel, or room air. Thanks

Oh, while you're at it, how about a muscle relaxant that works in under 30secs, has no unplesent side effects, is instantly reversable, is cardiovascular stable, doesn't make you eyes bulge or unload K+, has an indefinate shelf-life, doesn't need to be stored in a fridge and comes in a special device that you don't rip your thumb open with when trying to intubate a young eclampic mother
That can be on the same desk by 9. Cheers!
 
#13
Ok them.
Just an anaesthetic machine i/c ICU-style ventilator AND monitoring and TIVA capacity, all in a suitcase-sized package, please.
Oh, and can it be MRI compatabile as well as CE compliant? Please.
On my desk by 08:00 would be great, thanks.
Oh, and it needs to be able to to run on AD/DC, Battery, Solar-power(I hear that's useful these days!) petrol, kerosine, diesel, or room air. Thanks

Oh, while you're at it, how about a muscle relaxant that works in under 30secs, has no unplesent side effects, is instantly reversable, is cardiovascular stable, doesn't make you eyes bulge or unload K+, has an indefinate shelf-life, doesn't need to be stored in a fridge and comes in a special device that you don't rip your thumb open with when trying to intubate a young eclampic mother
That can be on the same desk by 9. Cheers!
Yeh what he said, and plasters with smiley faces on for when i get a "boo boo".
 
#15
That's the kind of thing i want to hear. I am not a pharmacologist though.

At the moment ideas are focused on an analgesia device for field amputations - no effect on resp, some reports would help to prevent phantom limb pain and portable blood reperfusion system to help stem blood loss.
 
#16
Can I have a pain killer that can be auto injected (I mean like the NBC autojet thing) in cases of traumatic amputation and which isn't attractive to junkies and that doesn't come in a bloody glass ampoule. Please.
 
#17
I suggest you have a look at this link. I have done a fair bit of work with these in the past and I'm sure they'll be of great help to you in all aspects of your research.
If you're going to ask people about suggestions then you must offer to protect their Intellectual Property Rights.
Good luck with your quest.

Link
 
#18
What medical technology would you like to see in the battlefield?

Quickclothttp://www.usamma.army.mil/assets/docs/CG and WS Descriptive Info WEB.pdf

Not sure if it is standard issue now but in 2006 it was only issued to US SF; RAMC and RAAMC had never heard of it.

In 2006 it was only available in granular form but now it is available as bandages.

It stops bleeding at once and in 2006 it was standard issue for a lot of US Police Forces but not for Troops in AF and Iraq.
 
#19
I was issued Quick clot in Iraq 2006 (Telic 7)for the first few months. But then had it all took off us(Team medics) due to some guy opening it under pressure and getting it in his eyes. Thats the excuse we were given any way.
 
#20
What medical technology would you like to see in the battlefield?

Quickclothttp://www.usamma.army.mil/assets/docs/CG and WS Descriptive Info WEB.pdf

Not sure if it is standard issue now but in 2006 it was only issued to US SF; RAMC and RAAMC had never heard of it.

In 2006 it was only available in granular form but now it is available as bandages.

It stops bleeding at once and in 2006 it was standard issue for a lot of US Police Forces but not for Troops in AF and Iraq.
That looks interesting stuff, have you ever had occasion to use it? I notice it's stability range is 60C to -20 does this create a problem in Afghanistan or is it kept in more stable bases at the rear?

Thanks for an interesting link.
 

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