AEROSPACE MEDICAL SERVICE APPRENTICE PROGRAM SCOPE OF INSTRUCTION
The Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Program (AMSA) provides requisite knowledge, simulated and clinical training in various aspects of emergency, nursing, and primary care. Student will receives training in subjects of Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Basic Life Support (BLS), Emergency Medical Technician-Basic curricula, as well as various aspects of nursing, and primary patient care. Outcome-based practices and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program.
What We Do
The Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice Program (AMSA) is an introduction to the delivery of medical care and the associated duties of providing quality emergency, nursing and primary care procedures.
The instructional design of this program’s courses is group-lock step. AMSA is a service specific program that has a two phase, field of study schedule. Resident training is conducted at the METC and then the student transitions to clinical training that is conducted at military treatment facilities (MTF).
Upon initial entry to METC, students are provided formal education and training that develops them into entry-level Medical Technicians for field and deployable medical facilities. Students are introduced to the duties and responsibilities of medical technicians and will be instructed in: medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, Basic Life Support (BLS), Emergency Medical Technician curricula, as well as various aspects of nursing and primary patient care.
Methods of instruction include, but are not limited to: lecture, demonstration, online materials, simulations, laboratory practice, and practical exercises. Quality control and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program.
Clinical training provides students with clinical knowledge and hands-on experiential training which consists of clinical practicum in a MTF. The program prepares the student to exercise judgment and accept responsibility in performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the care of medical patients.
Studies include, but are not limited to: basic anatomy and physiology, history and physical assessment, cardiac life support, sanitation and associated field aid procedures, infection control, universal precautions, vital signs, intravenous care, wound care management, basic psychology, customer service, recognition of basic processes and techniques utilized during patient interviews, and utilization and screening of medical records (to maintain medical standards). Proficiency advancement for students possessing current EMT certification is addressed by the program director on a case by case basis.