IDENTIFICATION AND SIGNIFICANTS OF THE NEED TO REDESIGN THE MEDICAL STRETCHER IN USE BY NATO FORCES WORLDWIDE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$49,376.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
8618
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ferno-washington Inc
70 Weil Wy, Wilmington, OH, 45177
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 PAMELA D ALLGEYER
 (513) 382-1451
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE MEDICAL STRETCHER CURRENTLY USED BY NATO FORCES AROUND THE WORLD HAS BEEN IN USE SINCE WORLD WAR II. THE DESIGN OF THIS MEDICAL STRETCHER DOES NOT ALLOW MEDICAL CORPSMEN TO PERFORM A WIDE VARIETY OF MODERN MEDICAL TREATMENTS SUCH AS CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION (CPR), INTRATHORACIC DECOMPRESSION, ETC., IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CHEMICAL UPTAKE AND IS DIFFICULT TO DECONTAMINATE WHEN EXPOSED TO CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS AND PATIENT DETRITUS. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED REDESIGN OF THE NATO MEDICAL STRETCHER IS TO STUDY THE FRAME DESIGN AND MATERIALS AND THE BED DESIGN AND MATERIALS FROM A STRENGTH, PATIENT SUPPORT, ADDITIONAL PATIENT TREATMENT TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES, DECONTAMINATION AND STORAGE STANDPOINT AND DEFINE A DESIGN TO MEET THE NEEDS OF NATO MEDICAL PERSONNEL INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.

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