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US Air Force
AFSC: N/A

US Army
MOS: Health Care Specialist
Program Length: 640 hours
Iterations per year: 17

US Navy
NEC: N/A

School Code 083

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Health Care Specialist

Program Description:
The Health Care Specialist program provides students with formal education and training that develops them into effective soldiers and competent medical care providers.

This training program provides enlisted Army personnel with a foundational knowledge of Basic Life Support, Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) skills, battlefield medicine principles, airway management, patient assessment, limited primary care, medical emergencies, trauma, ambulance operations, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3).

Students will master theories in pre-hospital care, transporting patients, and anatomy and physiology, with a focus on patient assessment and appropriate interventions in various rescue scenarios, including trauma, extrication, medical emergencies, behavioral and environmental emergencies and special populations such as children and the elderly. Training in basic life support (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and certification will also be provided.

Training provides the required competencies necessary for each student to effectively treat pre-hospital patients that presents in emergency and non-emergency conditions. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to provide emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection, triage, combat trauma treatment and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical environments from the point of injury or illness through the continuum of military health care.

The instructional design of this program’s courses is group-lock step. Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: lecture, demonstration, simulations, and practical exercises. Quality control and safety principles are emphasized throughout the program.
Special Information:
Students conduct rigorous and relevant Warrior Ethos tasks and integrate tactical and technical skills through warrior drills as part of the Army-wide Initial Entry Training (IET) sustainment training for warrior skills to ensure survivability in the contemporary operating environment.




Credentialing Information
Graduates are certified to the national standards of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and proficient in Tactical Combat Casualty Care principles.









































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