2nd Aug, 2022

Implementing Combat Medicine Still Poses Challenges?

“We sleep peaceably in our beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on our behalf.”- George Orwell

Soldiers are often viewed as symbols of discipline and sacrifice. The body is properly conditioned, trained, and fortified to combat war or danger. In a phase of the war, when the enemy attacks them mercilessly, they are often forced to protect us to the point of bleeding to death. A war scene is a total apocalypse, characterized by bloodshed, chaos, and tears. To assist in war scenes, saving and preserving the lives of soldiers and civilians is imperative. Having a significant presence of mind and extraordinary emergency management skills is essential to keeping a large force from the pits of death. Here, too, man must become the savior of man. It is also pertinent to mention that humans are prone to errors and that modern medicine is incredibly challenging. For example, the skill of spinal tap is not acquired through magic but is learned, often at the cost of patient suffering.

Even though military medicine faces a host of critical issues, the most important is how to train in peacetime to deal with the realities of conflict. There is nothing new about this issue. Nurses, doctors, and medics have struggled to keep their battlefield expertise in peacetime and pass it along to their students for thousands of years. Unfortunately, there is an imbalance between the quantity and quality of training available during peacetime using present resources and what is required during wartime and other operations. Even with contemporary technology and resources, it is simply impossible to replicate the conditions and experiences medics will encounter in combat during peacetime. Here lies the importance of Combat medical simulation.

Military medical simulators are ideal for maximizing exposure and giving soldiers a realistic experience while minimizing the time taken from their operational duties. Students can repeat a clinical scenario multiple times, which has proved beneficial in learning. Simulators provide a controlled scenario and environment that can be adapted from team to team and tailored to meet the needs of each trainee. Furthermore, evaluations are targeted and immediate, allowing learners to learn from mistakes at their own pace.

TacMed Solutions designs and produces specialized emergency response products, advanced healthcare simulation and training aids, and safety equipment designed to handle a wide range of hazardous environments and injuries. Each TacMed employee has previously served as a tactical medical professional or has strong ties with them. The TacMed team maintains close relationships with some of the world’s finest and most experienced medical professionals. And all TacMed products must pass rigorous testing by these professionals before they can be marketed under the company name.

Concerning combat stress, TacMed Solutions is aware of the parameters of human capabilities and designs products that enhance, not impede the clinician’s performance. Companies explain that their products are not meant to pass a structured laboratory test or barely satisfy a requirement in an enclosed environment. However, they are designed for situations when no structure is available, when supplies are limited, and when time is short.

Simulators will play an important role in military health care in the future. As part of its mission to enhance the skills of military personnel in battle and those hospitalized at military treatment facilities, the military is using simulation methodologies in many areas. Augmented reality and virtual reality screen simulations are increasingly used to recreate post-war care environments. For example, first responders are being tested utilizing head-mounted virtual reality displays on Army field bases to determine whether this type of simulation can enhance first responder recognition and treatment of hemorrhages and airway emergencies. Additionally, more research and education should be carried out on simulation methodology related to operational military medicine. Assuring that simulations are tailored to the individual skills of the physicians and nurses caring for service members in deployed settings is another necessity.

Leader Healthcare is here to further solidify the foundation of combat medical education in honour of hundreds of martyrs and life-sacrificing soldiers. TacMed solutions will enable our rescue crew to perform excellent life-saving procedures, just as the citizens of Warfield care for each human life. If you wish to learn more about this life-saving solution, please contact marketing@leaderhealthcare.com.

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