Deployable Medicine Conference
|Event Date/Time: May 15, 2006||End Date/Time: May 17, 2006|
|Early Registration Date: Jan 27, 2006|
The ability of the medical personnel to deploy into the areas of operation can define the success of the operation. This sense of urgency is vital to ensure that the health and wellbeing of victims does not deteriorate in the immediate hours that follow a natural disaster or violent incident. This need for mobility raises several questions as to which method of movement is suitable for military deployments.
It has long been acknowledged that the time between the infliction of the injury and professional treatment received is the crucial factor in survival. The key component to survival is the extraction from the site of the injury to a casualty clearance station. Prompt extraction has now reached a new level of efficiency: An estimated 90% of all US combat casualties will now survive their injuries. As remarkable as these statistics are: the employment of unmanned recovery vehicles aims to further increase survival, while at the same time safely evacuating casualties at minimal risk to health professionals.