Accession Number : AD0783773

Title :   Aeromedical Radiofrequency Nurse-Call System: Medicall.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 70-Jul 73,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Buchanan,Henry ; Sturim,Constance R.

Report Date : JUL 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The radiofrequency nurse-call system (Medicall) was designed to enable litter patients on multimission aircraft to signal an aeromedical crewmember for assistance. The system is inexpensive, portable, quiet, easily installed, and simple to operate. It does not interfere with other electronic or electrical systems aboard the aircraft nor require installing a wiring harness. When a patient pushes the button on the transmitter, a signal lamp on the receiver lights up to show that help is needed, and a light on the transmitter shows which patient has called for help. Operational tests of four prototype systems and laboratory environmental tests indicated the system performed satisfactorily and in compliance with military standards. Military Airlift Command medical personnel recommended the system be standardized for routine use in Air Force aeromedical airlift missions. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Aeromedical evacuation, *Intercommunication systems, Aerospace medicine, Patients, Stretchers, Radiofrequency, Nurses, Medical personnel, Transmitters

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE