A new mobile application designed to train soldiers for battlefield injuries is currently undergoing testing at Fort Hood. The app allows soldiers access to vital information on their smart phone while in the battlefield. The Defense Health Agency has partnered with the Medical Simulation Training Center to receive feedback for the design process from medics and soldiers.
“Deployed Medicine” has been designed for soldiers, military surgeons, and others to practice treating wounded patients in the battlefield. The app includes a variety of multimedia content with basic guides and techniques to improve their skills. Users have access to how-to videos to control bleeding, clearing an airway, and other medical intervention skills that require immediate attention.
The application was created with the help of the III Corps Surgeon Office, Defense Health Agency, and the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The intention is to modernize the way soldiers, medical professionals, and surgeons train to be better prepared in the field.
Soldiers have access to learning material and bit-sized video, all related to tactical combat casualty care, prior to receiving hands-on training. The portable app will teach both basic medics and flight medics the standard care for treatment and stabilization of battle field casualties.
For more information on Deployed Medicine, visit their website: https://deployedmedicine.com
About Deployed Medicine
Used by the Defense Health Agency to test innovation learning techniques, Deployed Medicine is a platform dedicated to improving the readiness and performance of military medical personnel.
Source: Fort Hood Sentinel