MIRF: a close look at an intensive care aeromedical evacuation capability

Grant-Thomson, John C. (1997) MIRF: a close look at an intensive care aeromedical evacuation capability. Journal of the US Army Medical Department. pp. 23-26. ISSN 1524-0436

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It is a well-documentedfact that early intervention in the management of severe trauma cases improves recovery rates. Organic to this capability is the need to provide highly mobile medical facilities equipped with appropriate medical technologies. Dedicated medical platforms with onboard integrated medical systems, while desirable in some situations, are expensive and not always readily available in an emergency. Using a proven selection of portable, electromedical monitoring and resuscitation equipment contained in one convenient module, the Mobile Intensive Care Rescue Facility (MIRF) has been designed and developed to improve pre-hospital en route medical care capabilities. Primarily designedforAeromedical Evacuation (AME) in the Australian Defense Force (ADF), the MIRF provides a 'stand-alone' life supportfacility which can 'go anywhere' and attach to almost any platform capable of carrying standard litters.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 05:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: mobile health units; life support systems; aeromedical evacuation; mobile intensive care rescue facility (MIRF); emergency medical services; Australian Defence Force
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110310 Intensive Care
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110305 Emergency Medicine
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/13657

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