Accession Number : AD0785389

Title :   Aircraft Accident Medical Investigator's Kit.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1970-1974,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Sheffield,Paul J. ; Davolt,David A. ; Adams,Robert M.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A prototype kit developed for medical teams engaged in aircraft accident investigation provides all essential items needed: to collect biological samples; to obtain photographic evidence; to record the relative locations of victims and their life support equipment; to record and preserve verbal comments; to communicate by radio between team members; and to maintain the investigator's personal effectiveness. Two prototype kit versions have been used extensively by medical personnel during field training exercises wherein aircraft accident investigation is taught. They have also been used in the investigation of several general aviation accidents. Two identical sets are being evaluated at widely separated Air Force bases, both engaged in large-scale flight training activities. Preliminary reports indicate that a standard kit would be useful for thorough aircraft investigation by medical personnel. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Medical technicians, *Kits, *Aviation accidents, Medical equipment, Field tests, Air Force training, Reliability, Aerospace medicine

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE