Accession Number : AD0652096

Title :   AN IMPROVISED C-RATION SLEEVE LITTER,

Corporate Author : ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT FORT RUCKER ALA

Personal Author(s) : Villa,V. V. ; Schane,W. P.

Report Date : MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A field expedient litter made from 2 stout poles and 3 to 6 C-ration sleeves is described. Laboratory tests showed the sleeves to be statically and dynamically strong enough to support the weight of a patient for long carries. When 6 sleeves were used, a rigid litter 75 inches long and 19 inches wide was produced which, with proper padding, can be used to transport patients with long bone or spinal fractures. Recommendations are made for the preparation of such a litter in the field situation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *MILITARY MEDICINE), PORTABLE EQUIPMENT, MILITARY RATIONS, CONTAINERS, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE