Special Forces Objectives

1

To save the lives of wounded American soldiers by allowing the medic, as well as any soldier within a 100-yard radius, to triage on the battlefield. Effectively, any critically injured soldier will be identified, prioritized and lifesaving measures initiated within 60 seconds, should the tactical picture permit.

2

To minimize the long-term risk of any negative sequela, such as anoxic brain injury, from a sudden massive loss of circulating blood volume by prioritizing the soldier’s stabilization. This includes stopping or controlling the hemorrhaging followed by boluses of crystalloid solution/Hextend, while awaiting extract.

3

To provide Mission Command and the surgeons at the Forward Surgical Unit (FSU) with the tactical picture reflecting the number of soldiers wounded, the severity of their injuries and their location on the battlefield – at a glance & in real time. This also will enable us to save lives, while ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently.

United States Armed Forces
Non-Combat Applicability

1

To act as an early warning system at military installations given the concern for a nuclear, biological or chemical attack. This is important whether or not the base is located in a hostile environment.

2

To provide oversight of the health of all military personnel by contacting them to expedite a visit to either their primary care physician or in some cases, to the emergency room. Effectively, this would reduce healthcare costs and the probability of bad outcomes, while increasing productivity.

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