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A transportable life support system is for use in a battlefield and mass ualty situations and includes a base, a stretcher and a canopy. The base incorporates medical equipment that includes a ventilator, an oxygen source, an environmental control unit, a suction unit, a plurality of physiologic sensors, a intravenous fluid pump, a drug infusion pump, and a defibrillator. The medical equipment is controlled by a computer contained within the base. A monitor displays the vitals signs of the wounded patient. A receiver/transmitter is included in the base for transmitting information to, and receiving information from, a remote health care provider. The system can be run from internal rechargeable batteries or external power. The canopy may be a hard shell or a soft shell. With the canopy in place, the transportable life support system serves as a miniature preoperative holding area or a post operative recovery room. Furthermore, with the canopy in place, the environmental control unit provides positive overpressure to protect against chemical/biological contamination. With the canopy off, the transportable life support system serves as a self-contained operative platform for use in military or natural disaster settings.

Docket:WRAIR 96-32

Publication/Issued No.:5,626,151

Publication/Issue Date:1997-05-06

Categories: Device

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Inventor(s):LINDEN, C.


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