Yale School of Nursing, Yale University's Graduate Nursing Programs

Yale School of Nursing

DRASH Medicine: Inside and out

April 1, 2011

The Yale University health care community had the opportunity to see first hand how members of the U.S. Army provide health care in the field when members of the 947th Forward Surgical Team (FST), based in West Hartford, set up a Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter—or DRASH—surgical suite at Yale on April 13.

The demonstration was part of a day-long program looking at the positive impact of the Army Medical Department's humanitarian effort.

DRASH tent.

DRASH tent, inside.

U.S. Army General (Ret.) Stanley McChrystal with DRASH tent.

Linda Schwartz.

Realistic patient simulator is displayed on the DRASH unit's operating table.

Photography by Michael Marsland and John Curtis.