A Validated Hemorrhage Control Simulator

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,799.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W91CRB-09-C-0134
Award Id:
97635
Agency Tracking Number:
A092-122-1829
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Army 09-122
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
211 River Ridge Circle, Suite 104, Burnsville, MN, 55337
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
141582333
Principal Investigator:
Bruce Anderson
President
(952) 895-6165
banderson@simulution.com
Business Contact:
John Cook
President
(952) 895-6165
jcook@simulution.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Simulution, the National Capital Area Simulation Center and Combat Medical Systems Inc., propose to produce a realistic simulator for training combat medics to control hemorrhage from the chest, abdomen and groin. This simulator will consist of a mannequin that has a durable base with replaceable blood vessels, organs and skin pads. Organs will be created with pre-made injuries or the trainer can cut uninjured simulated organs to create injuries that cause varying degrees of hemorrhage. A hydraulic circulatory system will perfuse the organs with artificial blood at a controllable flow rate to simulate hemorrhaging injuries of varying severity. The skin pads will contain embedded beads of artificial blood to provide realistic surface bleeding. An artificial blood will be chosen in concert with a simulated hemostatic agent that will cause the artificial blood to harden and clot. This agent will be impregnated in gauze and packaged in simulated packages of Combat Gauze. This simulator and its associated curriculum will allow combat medics to learn to control bleeding using simple first aid techniques as well as advanced techniques including hemostatic agents, when to abandon one treatment and move to another, and how to chose from different hemorrhage control techniques during combat.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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