Accession Number : AD0700728

Title :   CLINICAL SUCTION SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS IN AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1968,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Spoor,Daniel H. ; Holmstron,Fritz M. G.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The USAF requirements for clinical suction systems are evaluated, with particular emphasis being placed on aeromedical evacuation and, to a lesser extent, on the needs of ground-based field treatment facilities--especially of casualty staging facilities. The report includes: a background review of certain fundamental physical principles; a summary of the main performance criteria which must be satisfied to meet general clinical suction requirements; a discussion of the major special requirements which must be satisfied by a system to be used for in-flight therapy; the results of a survey performed as part of this study to determine types and frequency of systems now in use in USAF aeromedical evacuation squadrons; and, finally, the results of the test and evaluation of certain commercial systems under simulated in-flight conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CASUALTIES, EVACUATION), (*AIR TRANSPORTATION, MEDICAL EQUIPMENT), (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, THORAX), DESIGN, EFFECTIVENESS, THERAPY, MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE