Operative Experience Inc., (OEI) a company that develops hands-in-the-body medical simulators for obstetrics, trauma and surgical training, announced the launch of TCCS Female, the first high-fidelity female patient simulator for tactical trauma training for the military and civilian first responders.

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Anatomically accurate and lifelike, the TCCS Female features realistic wound patterns that simulate traumatic injuries from an IED explosion, blunt trauma and gunshot wounds. The TCCS Female is designed to provide comprehensive, life-saving training in the treatment of female trauma casualties at the point-of-injury, such as on the battlefield or in a mass shooting incident.

“Before the release of TCCS Female, competitive solutions for female casualty care patient simulators were extremely unrealistic, with some simply offering a male simulator and adding female anatomy and genitalia,” said Paul Bernal, VP Global Business Development Government & Military for OEI. “With women now serving in active combat roles, there’s a critical operational need for a fully realistic, anatomically correct female tactical casualty care simulator and TCCS Female fully satisfies that need.”

TCCS Female provides learners with comprehensive and realistic Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) training, including wound management, airway stabilization and hemorrhage control. The simulator is ruggedized, wireless and tetherless, and features on-the-fly tablet control, pre-programmed clinical scenarios and over 10 hours of continuous battery powered run time for indoor and outdoor environments.

“Data from recent conflicts has shown that female combat casualties have suffered a greater proportion of thoracic and abdominal injuries and a higher incidence of failure of needle decompression than in males, often due to the differences in body composition, and cardiovascular and respiratory functions,” said OEI Chief Technology Officer, Carlos Moreno. “The TCCS Female provides unprecedented differences in realism and anatomical accuracy that a combat medic needs to be aware of in order to improve outcomes for female patients.”

TCCS Female will be introduced this month at the the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando, Florida, the Department of Defense’s premier scientific meeting. OEI will be exhibiting in the conference Expo Hall at booth #421.