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Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory

Futures Directorate

Quantico, VA
Expeditionary Medicine Branch
The Expeditionary Medicine Branch focuses on "the Marine in the last three hundred yards" by leveraging medical technology to improve immediate personnel survivability and reduce the required logistics of medical services in the maneuver element.

Current Expeditionary Medicine projects include:

Mobile Trauma Bay (MTB) The Mobile Trauma Bay is a modular, medical asset, capable of being transported on and off road in austere conditions. The MTB provides the ability to conduct forward resuscitative care. The MTB enables the Shock Trauma Platoon (STP) to provide emergency/trauma care through task-organized tactical trauma teams with a means of force protection and environmental control.

Computer Based Corpsman Training System (CBCTS) Technology that can be used to enhance medical skills by providing a realistic computer simulation of battlefield casualty treatment. The focus of this effort is to provide computer based refresher training to the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) trained Hospital Corpsman and the Combat Life Saving (CLS) trained Marine during their predeployment training.

Enhanced Combat Casualty Care - Point of Injury (ECCC-POI) Identify, evaluate and test current and/or future medical technologies to enhance survivability of troops during sea based operations. Casualty evacuation in the context of Enhanced Company Operations (ECO) is challenging. By leveraging new technology to perform autonomous monitoring from the point of injury through the continuum of care allows the caregiver to provide a standard of care during the casualty evacuation process.

Enhanced Combat Casualty Care - Casualty Evacuation (ECCC-CASEVAC) Identify, evaluate and test current and/or future medical technologies to enhance survivability of troops during sea based operations. UAV/UGV technology is maturing rapidly. Alternatives as an evacuation asset for CASEVAC during ECO/EMO need to be considered. ECCC-CASEVAC requires assessing casualty evacuation and stabilization equipment for end user trials.
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