Military makes major advancements in medical training
The Scottsdale Health-care Military Training Center just opened recently beginning a new era in military medical training.
The brand new facility is continuing a program that is nearly 6 years old. The program involves using highly animated animatronics to simulate trauma injuries that are conducive with wounds sustained in battle.
The animatronic patient can not only breath, move and bleed, but can also cry, talk, along with a wide selection of other natural movements that help simulate the aid of a fallen comrade. All military personal receive some basic medical training prior to being deployed, but this program is for those who serve in the ﬁ eld hospitals and as medics on missions.
Medical soldiers here can experience level one trauma in a more realistic atmosphere before being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Injuries ranging from bullet wounds to having limbs "blown off" complete with spurting blood and a frightened patient are all simulated for the learning and emotional experience.
The ﬁrst hour after being wounded is critical and any prior experience, especially in programs, like those provided at the Scottsdale Health-care Military Training Center, is essential to preparing medics.
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