iStan and METIman Prehospital were key players in a "Global Medic 2012” joint military exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California in June. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps units from across the United States participated in a two week exercise that simulated real-world missions.
iStan played a critical role in allowing Critical Care Air Transport Teams (CCATT) to provide "care in the air.” CCATT missions typically move critically ill or wounded service members from initial levels of care to Level One facilities in the United States or Germany.
METIman was used extensively in the Expeditionary Medical Support (EMEDS) tents. Wounded soldiers are transported to EMEDS tents for initial care and stabilization before being transferred to higher levels of care if necessary. The medical teams consisted of Air Force, Navy and Army medics working side-byside to evaluate and provide care to METIman. The joint simulation training provided insight into what to expect when physicians, nurses and medics deploy with joint-service operations.