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Tactical lighting in special operations medicine: survey of current preferences.
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PMID:  24227557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Success in Special Operations Forces medicine (SOFMED) is dependent on maximizing visual capability without compromising the provider or casualty position when under fire. There is no single ideal light source suitable for varied SOFMED environments. We present the results of an online survey of Special Operations Medical Operators in an attempt to determine strengths and weaknesses of current systems. There was no consensus ideal hue for tactical illumination. Most Operators own three or more lights, and most lights were not night vision compatible. Most importantly, nearly 25% of respondents reported that lighting issues contributed to a poor casualty outcome; conversely, a majority (50 of 74) stated their system helped prevent a poor outcome. Based on the results of this initial survey, we can affirm that the design and choice of lighting is critical to SOFMED success. We are conducting ongoing studies to further define ideal systems for tactical applications including field, aviation, and marine settings.
Christopher J Calvano; Robert W Enzenauer; Derek L Eisnor; Anthony J Laporta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of special operations medicine : a peer reviewed journal for SOF medical professionals     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1553-9768     ISO Abbreviation:  J Spec Oper Med     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158402     Medline TA:  J Spec Oper Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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