Life-Saving Through Innovative Search and Rescue

Currently, Ukraine is employing one Vita Rescue System, a helicopter-compatible rescue litter system produced by Vita Inclinata (Vita), a supplier of mobile rescue equipment, actively deployed on the eastern front. Following the deployment, Vita received a formal request from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine for 30 more systems within 48 hours of completing the mission. Vita is actively working with Congress to deploy more of this life-saving capability to the front in Ukraine.

By Caleb Carr, President & CEO, Vita Inclinata

From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022

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Facing Any Environment Head-On

In this world, there are people who live the strenuous life—long, hard days outside in punishing conditions—and there are companies that make their gear. From the battlefield to the backcountry, from the edge of a raging wildfire to the top of a 15,000-foot peak, MYSTERY RANCH supplies these stalwart souls with backpacks to match their boldness.

By Mike England, Editor, Bozeman, MT

From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022

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Extending Protective Reach Across the Sea

The Defense Logistics Agency has been partnering with federal agencies to provide COVID-19 viral mitigation support to island nations.

By John Dwyer III and Nancy Benecki, Defense Logistics Agency

From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022

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Respecting Cold Through Preparation

With more than ten years of research and advanced knowledge of clothing biophysical properties, Dr. Xiaojiang Xu, biophysical mathematical modeler with the Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), unit of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), is developing a user-friendly computer application noting specific clothing items Warfighters should wear based on environmental conditions and planned activity levels. The Cold Weather Ensemble Decision Aid (CoWEDA) app uses a series of inputs to make recommendations to reduce the risk of hypothermia and frostbite.

By Carey Phillips, USARIEM

From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022

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Zanfel Poison Ivy, Oak & Sumac Wash

Zanfel Laboratories, Inc. is dedicated to producing high quality consumer products that address the issues associated with Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac. Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash is a safer, faster and more effective option than steroids or antihistamines for relieving poison ivy, oak or sumac. Use of Zanfel gets warfighters back to duty in an itch-free, healing state.

By Steve Sisler, Vice President of Sales, Zanfel Laboratories, Inc.

From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022

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Quantifying the Hyperthermic Threat

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), Natick, MA, unit of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC), is focused on developing technological solutions to prevent and diagnose injuries to the Warfighter in a variety of environments and situations, with susceptibility to hyperthermia being a primary one.

By Ramin A. Khalili, USAMRDC

From Combat & Casualty Care , August 2022

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