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

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AuthorGrant-Thomson, John C.
Journal TitleJournal of the US Army Medical Department
Number of Pages4
Place of PublicationHouston, TX. United States
Web Address (URL)http://cdm15290.contentdm.oclc.org/cgi-bin/showfile.exe?CISOROOT=/p15290coll3&CISOPTR=394&filename=395.pdf#search=%22Aeromedical Evacuation%22

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.

Keywordsmobile health units; life support systems; aeromedical evacuation; mobile intensive care rescue facility (MIRF);emergency medical services; Australian Defence Force
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400308. Medical devices
320212. Intensive care
320207. Emergency medicine
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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