Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New equipment helping wounded Soldiers in Iraq

First I wondered, why they would need this in Iraq:

Because combat support hospitals typically saw 10 patients a month who were suffering from complications of hypothermia during medical evacuations, Dalle Lucca began searching for yet another solution.

"Until now, the policy here was to wrap the patient with body bags made of plastic to help prevent heat loss during MEDEVAC," he said. "We were able to bring important new tools, such as hypothermia prevention kits and temperature sensor catheters, which are sure to cause a dramatic decrease in complications associated with hypothermia."

As a result of the effort, 4,000 kits were fielded, as well as core temperature monitors, to prevent hypothermia.

The answer comes to those who read.
New equipment helping wounded Soldiers in Iraq

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Outstanding work done by one of the finest Officers in the USARMY today. Did you know that MAJ Dalle Lucca volunteered for active duty after 9/11? Inspiration to all americans to follow! - Shawn