Robotic dummy aides in joint service training

Staff Sgt. Tony Patterson, 932nd Medical Squadron Respiratory Therapist, assesses the patient's breathing rhythm, while Major Emily Stuckey, 932nd Critical Care Air Transport Nurse, and Major Wesley Harris, 932nd General Surgeon, confer on a simulated "iStan" patient for a broken leg during a joint service medical training exercise at Scott Air Force Il, June 18, 2014. The iStan simulator which was borrowed from the 375th Medical Group, has human physiology designed for a more realistic feel and allows for the physical assessment of various clinical signs such as heart, breath, palpable pulses, chest excursion, airway patency, as well as being able to blink with pupils that dilate, and talk. During this exercise patients real and simulated will be administratively, medically, and physically processed from the point of injury or illness through the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS), Combat Support Hospital (CSH), and En-Route Patient Staging System (ERPSS) facilities. During the training period various contingencies will occur in order to fulfill medical readiness training and exercise requirements. The exercise-training period will include scenarios to incorporate mass casualty, natural disaster, disease containment, and chemical, biologic, radiologic, nuclear, and explosive threats. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Staff Sgt. Amber Hodges)

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