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AFRL 711 HPW - Mannequins That Can Save Airmen’s Lives

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The United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Air Force Expeditionary Medical Skills Institute (AFEMSI), along with University of Cincinnati (UC) Health, utilize these mannequin simulators as part of the Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS) program. C-STARS uses these mannequins for research and training purposes, imitating actions and situations involving critically injured airmen/patients. Cincinnati-area EMS crews, fire departments, UC Health employees, and UC students enrolled in a health care degree program will also have supervised access for distinct training courses in the state-of-the-art simulation center.The Air Force provides these patient simulators under aCRADA that kicked off in 2014. Part of the Air Force Research Laboratory's 711th Human Performance Wing (AFRL 711 HPW), the USAFSAM uses environmental and health surveillance, laboratory and risk analysis, process reengineering, consultation, and technological innovation to maximize operational health capabilities, solve problems, and promote readiness.The school trains approximately 6,000 students each year.AFRL 711 HPW pushes the boundaries of peak human performance to help people function at their best and operate optimally in air, space, and cyberspace. Photo byMarvin Shelton.
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