CLIP will be used in battlefield situations including combat care, field hospitals, retrieval vehicles and recovery in intensive care units.
The goal is to improve the care and outcomes of wounded soldiers on the battlefield for the best possible recovery, including return to a healthy life and return to duty. For example, CLIP can reduce complications due to fluid overload.
CLIP: A Force Multiplier
It will also function as a force multiplier or reach extension to allow very small medical and nursing teams to care for more injured soldiers at one time than they can currently. They will use CLIP to automate stabilization of vital signs including blood pressure, whilst they deal with primary injuries.
The clinical aim is to better stabilize blood pressure and flow, thereby improving outcomes. It also aims to aid very busy defence medical teams in time-pressures field situations and in managing many critically-ill soldiers. Infusions are adjusted while they attend to other life-threatening situations, and they are alerted when the patient’s blood pressure is falling or not responding to treatment.
Lt. Colonel Michael B. Lennon VMD, PhD
Directed Systems is honoured to have the services of Lt. Colonel (LTC) Michael B. Lennon (retired) as military advisor for the strong potential of the application of closed-loop systems in the care of critically injured field and special operations military personnel. LTC Lennon will help us focus on the needs of the wounded warrior that the CLIP system can address.