Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps Medical Response Force¹ and the DSO National Laboratories Combat Protection and Performance Lab Defence Medical and Environmental Research Institute Singapore²
Raymond Hon Giat¹, Yong Chiat Wong², Mohamed Amin Bin Hajamohideen¹, Kee Kuan Yeo¹, Chee Ying Tong¹, Si Jack Chong¹
WMM, 58. Jahrgang (Ausgabe 2/2014; S. 58-60)
Article: D. BOEDEKER, J. FAULKNER, E. TAYLOR, Sh. NESSEN, B. BOEDEKER (USA)
The experience of producing drinkable water in an unfavorable campaign environment, as that of Gonaives (Haiti) and getting excellent results in terms of quality of treated water, is the sum of continuous adaptation and improvement of intermediate purification processes, from improving the acquisition to remineralization of water filtered by reverse osmosis.
In March 2012, the author was asked to be part of a humanitarian missionto help Libyan people build up a new medical service.
The plan was to send surgeons, physiotherapists, OR-staff nurses and psychologists to two hospitals in Libya to support the local medical staff in their efforts.
One of the paramount objectives of the medical support of personnel in the field is the provision of mobile medical first aid and subsequent evacuation of casualties in appropriately designed casualty transport vehicles or under the supervision of mobile physician teams (BAT: Bewegliche Arzttrupps) or paramedic teams (SanTrp: Sanitätstrupps).
This article provides an overview and discusses the future of armoured overland casualty transport vehicles employed by the Joint Medical Services of the Bundeswehr (ZSanDstBw: Zentraler Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr).