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Air Force tests en route wound care device at 59th Medical Wing
August 1, 2018
The multi-channel wound vacuum system is tested on a simulated patient in a C-130 static aircraft display at the 59th Medical Wing, San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016. The multi-channel wound vacuum system, which is used to promote wound healing on critical patients, is able to replace the capabilities of four single-channel systems. This smaller, more transportable device makes it easier for aeromedical evacuation crews to deliver en route wound care to patients with multiple wounds. The Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity (AFMESA) team was involved in the testing of the multi-channel wound vacuum system, ensuring the device could perform in the operational environment.