Future Combat Support Hospital
The TransHospital® Future Combat Support Hospital is an advanced, highly mobile solution for the U.S. Army’s Future Medical Shelter System (FMSS) requirement.
Based on operationally-proven TransHospital modules – which are deployed in Afghanistan, Kosovo and elsewhere by NATO countries and allied nations – the Future Combat Support Hospital provides a self-contained medical care facility that is transportable by land, air and sea.
With more than 500 modules delivered to date, TransHospital systems have demonstrated excellent mobility, rapid set-up times and low cost of ownership in conditions ranging from cold temperatures to extreme heat. Their extensive insulation reduces heating and air conditioning requirements (thereby lowering fuel use and simplifying logistics); while the integration of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems within TransHospital's shelter units reduces maintenance and improves their efficiency.
As with the other TransHospital units, the Future Combat Support Hospital is created using building-block modules based on 8 ft. X 8 ft. X 20 ft. ISO hardwall containers and inflatable softwall shelters. These modules are rapidly assembled, and are interconnected via walk-through passageways with air-tight/water-tight seals.
The hardwall containers are pre-integrated with medical equipment, and incorporate built-in mountings for shelves, equipment and hardware. They are equipped with all elements required for air conditioning and filtering, along with electrical power distribution, control and lighting. This allows the units to be readied for operation with a minimum of set-up time.
Functional areas of the TransHospital Future Combat Support Hospital include, but are not limited, to:
Based on in-field experience with TransHospital, the Future Combat Support Hospital’s initial medical capability (for triage, ATLS, ICW) is estimated at 1.5 hours after the start of system set-up. A 44-bed combat support hospital configuration would be readied in six hours, while 18-hour and 48-hour preparation times are planned for the 84-bed and 164-bed combat support hospital arrangements, respectively.
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