U. S. military medical unit integrates new technologies in hurricane response exercise
After treating a hurricane victim for a head injury,U. S. Army Sgt. Manuel Olivarez, MEDEL emergency medical technician, enters the patient's treatment information into the Global MedAid program. In preparation for the 2014 hurricane season, the Joint Task Force-Bravo Medical Element (MEDEL) conducted a humanitarian assistance/disaster response (HA/DR) exercise at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras June 12, 2014. The MEDEL's mission was to establish a forward medical treatment operation capable of providing triage, primary care, surgical capabilities, patient holding and evacuation. As part of this exercise, a suite of mobile technology applications that run on smartphones and tablets were used to enhance the capabilities of the unit: Global MedAid, Medical Application of Speech Translation (MAST) and GeoSHAPE. (Photo by U. S. Air National Guard Capt. Steven Stubbs)

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