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  • AFRL quick-response testing aids COVID-19 medical transport

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing Biodynamics team is playing a vital role in the COVID-19 relief effort through testing to enable the safe transport of individuals affected by infectious diseases and biological agents.At the request of Air Mobility Command, the team recently
  • AFRL addresses potential ventilator shortages in tech sprint

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During a six-day technology sprint, a team of engineers, scientists and medical researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory explored ways to address a potential shortage of ventilators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The event, hosted virtually by the Wright Brothers Institute, stemmed from a request made
  • Wright-Patterson officials consider plan to return installation to full capacity

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Senior leaders from Wright-Patterson are considering the necessary actions needed so the base and its 30,000-member workforce may eventually return to full capacity in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.A plan supporting reconstitution of base operations through three phases of progress has been
  • AFRL supports study of advanced ventilation technology

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Under a cooperative agreement with the University of Cincinnati, the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing is supporting a first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving closed-loop control of oxygenation during mechanical ventilation. In the long-term, findings from this trial could
  • AFRL adapts PJ tactics for COVID-19 monitoring

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory is leveraging tactics from the Air Force pararescue (PJ) community, employing a new tool that can monitor multiple patients’ vital signs, helping to alleviate the lean doctor-to-patient ratio that many medical facilities are facing amidst COVID-19.“One of the struggles
  • Amid COVID-19 pandemic, AFRL technology protects medical facilities

    ROME, N.Y. – The Department of Defense is deploying Counter-Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-sUAS) developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate to military medical facilities in support of the medical response to COVID-19, including the hospital ships USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort. With the increase in COVID-19 patients,
  • Donation Center opens in response to COVID-19

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A donation center is positioned at the Prairies Religious Education facility, located at Bldg. 229, 648 Chapel Lane, in the Prairies Housing Area near Area B.The objectives of the center include minimizing the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and prioritizing the health and safety of the
  • Wright-Patterson Medical Center, USAFSAM Epidemiology Lab combat COVID-19 pandemic

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – With the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19 pandemic posing a serious public health risk, new terms have become common in everyday conversations. New phrases such as “social distancing,” “flatten the curve,” “telework,” and others dominate discussions at work, on the news and at home.Educating oneself
  • AF physician advises, ‘follow your nose’ to early COVID-19 diagnosis

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Col. (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, an ear, nose and throat surgeon in the Air Force Research Laboratory, assembled a multi-national team of nine other medical professionals, who consolidated their front-line observations and recommendations regarding early symptoms of patients infected with COVID-19 in an article
  • Wright-Patterson physicians coordinating a new protocol for COVID-19 patients

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – A quick call to action by 88th Medical Group doctors has potentially resulted in a groundbreaking treatment for COVID-19 patients.Air Force doctors Maj. Evan Fisher, Chief of Nephrology, and Maj. Matthew Koroscil, a Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center, are leading the
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