NIE 12.2 First Responders complete capstone evaluation
Sgt. Barry St. Clair,
24th Press Camp Headquarters:
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. – The six-week Network Integration Exercise 12.2 conducted its capstone event here last week that assessed medical first responders while evaluating the Tempus Pro medical monitoring and communication equipment.
Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd HBCT, 1st AD, exhibited their knowledge at a military operations urban training village outside Oro Grande Base Camp, N.M., June 4.
“We learned a lot about the Tempus Pro by putting our system out with Soldiers in the field and integrating it with other systems on a network,” said Gary Gilbert, a government systems researcher with U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Md.
The Tempus Pro is designed to accomplish three things to enhance communication between first responders and physicians at medical aid stations: physiological monitoring of patients’ vital status displayed in statistical numbers and wavelength graphs; documenting patient care to a technical combat care card in an e-file; and providing tele-mentoring over existing radio communications between the medic in the field and doctors and physician assistants at the aid station.
Other capabilities of Tempus Pro systems include video and photo capabilities, aid station monitoring in real time for patient status and treatment, and voice over Internet provider communication between the medic and physician.
“The challenge at Network Integration Exercise’s capstone event was to integrate Tempus Pro system with other systems on a network in the field,” said Gilbert.
The medical personnel and Tempus Pro equipment were both challenged during a mass-casualty exercise during a routine patrol led by 1st Lt. Nathan E. Boardman, a platoon leader assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor Regiment, to the MOUT village where a battle with insurgents ensued, resulting in casualties.
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