Combat Wound Medical Effects
Using state-of-the-art “Hollywood” special effects, wound makeup artists create scores of extremely realistic wounds and simulations that give military medical personnel trauma care training under realistic combat operations in the field and at the fully-furnished field medical facilities. This medical simulation capability is unique in the training world and goes well beyond moulage and typical make up techniques. Truly “next generation” in detail, realism, dynamics, and scope; Strategic Operations Inc. (STOPS) calls it Hyper-Realistic™.
In a typical scenario, warfighters encounter AK-47 fire, RPGs, and IEDs. Very basic trauma care is rendered under fire in realistic combat conditions. Assessment, basic stabilization, and transport are the major skills to be mastered. Trainees encounter head wounds, penetrating chest wounds, burns, and shrapnel - basic life support, including airway management and control of hemorrhage is stressed.
Working with STOPS subject matter experts, trained role players interact with medical personnel and add to the stress of combat trauma care with expressions of pain, fear, hysteria, confusion, and misinformation.