Photo courtesy of 19th Special
Soldiers from the 19th Special Forces
Group (Airborne) receive training
on the new Medical Communications
Combat Casualty Care system.
CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah —
The 19th Special Forces Group is receiving training on a
system that doctors say should make reporting field
injuries more accurate.
Currently when a Soldier
gets hurt in the field, a medic evaluates the injury and
writes it on paper. The paper gets sent with the Soldier to
the next destination, which could be anywhere from a triage
area to a hospital, depending on the situation.
With the MC4 digital
recording system, the clinic or hospital that will treat a
wounded Soldier should have the injury information from the
point of injury.
The system should also
better prepare hospitals and clinics by giving them more
detailed injury information before wounded soldiers arrive.
“MC4 will be the
implementing technology that will offer deployed forces the
full spectrum of force health protection," said Lt. Gen.
Kevin C. Kiley, Surgeon General and Commanding General, U.S.
Army Medical Command.