UNIVERSAL PATIENT MODULE
The Universal Patient Module provides a unique environment yet familiar to medical professionals for resuscitating and treating patients in an aeromedical environment. The self contained module allows separation of the patient and medical staff from the airframe and air crew. Efficient environmental control units allow for appropriate temperate management for optimum patient treatment and medical crew comfort. Vibration and noise dampening allow medical crew members to care for patients in a environment similar to an emergency department or intensive care unit. Enhanced lighting allows for appropriate patient visualization and procedure lighting is also available.
The interior design allows for containment and rapid decontamination of the universal patient module. Multiple configurations are available to allow for major trauma or medical resuscitation of single or multiple patients as well as multiple patient transport. Standard medical equipment provided can be mounted on sidewall mounting system or on available litter based devices.
The UPM is a highly versatile module which can accommodate from one to nine patients and up to five Medical Staff. Medical equipment may be provided by the customer or can be provided from a variety of air-certified vendors. The system includes liquid oxygen, refrigeration for medications and blood components, safe secure storage for controlled substances, and can be custom-designed to include ballistic protection, telemedicine capabilities and other customer driven features.
The UPM can be easily modified to provide a full continuum of care from transportation and stabilization to surgical and specialty care environments. A support pallet adds a complement of lavatory, additional comfort seating, and storage . Additional features include an external configuration where the UPM is fully functional outside the aircraftutilizing an external generator or power cart. The support pallet is not utilized in the external configuration.
- This module is utilized for the transport of those suffering from infectious disease or chemical/biologic exposure.
- The module provides isolation for the aircrew external to the module as to ensure their safety and freedom from exposure.
- When connected to a tent system, it can serve as an area of isolation as victims undergo testing for communicable disease or following biologic exposure. Additionally, this allows for cohorting of specific patients and minimizing their integration with the general patient population.