Mobile Trauma Bay

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A Mobile Trauma Bay

A Mobile Trauma Bay is a containerized ambulance bay mounted on a Logistics Vehicle System Replacement LVSR.[1][2] It holds state-of-the-art medical equipment and carries a Shock Trauma Platoon, generally consisting of one doctor, a nurse and three corpsmen, providing advanced resuscitative care to critically injured service members within the first hour after a traumatic injury (the "golden hour"). It takes emergency medical care far forward, saving more lives.[3][4] Over 98% of the wounded Marines who make it into the MTB, make it out alive.[5] The MTB was designed and developed by James L. Hancock in 2008.[6][7] There were 914 concept drawings over the four-month period from design to deployment.[8]


  1. ^ Chris Lawrence, CNN Pentagon Correspondence, “An Armored Emergency Room Doesn't Have to Wait for the Wounded.” CNN, April 12, 2010, accessed September 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Col. Oliver North, "Report From a Forgotten War: Second in a Series.", August 14, 2008, accessed September 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Lance Cpl. Khoa Pelczar, "Mobile Trauma Bay Brings Medical Care Closer to Battlefield," 1st Marine Logistics Group, May 1, 2010, accessed September 15, 2013.
  4. ^ ShockTrauma Platoon Extends Golden Hour For Marines,” America’s North Shore Journal, October 14, 2008, accessed August 24, 2013.
  5. ^ Ben Roberts, “Special Report: Rolling Warfront E-R,” WALB News 10, May 2, 2011, accessed August 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Captain James L. Hancock, Deputy Commander, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth," Navy Medicine. United States Navy. Accessed August 24, 2013.
  7. ^ Amanda Hickey, "Lejeune Officer's Portable ER Saving Lives in the Field,", August 23, 2009, accessed September 22, 2013.
  8. ^ Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, August 27, 2009, accessed September 22, 2013.

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