COMBAT MEDIC SPECIALIST TRAINING PROGRAM SCOPE OF INSTRUCTION
What We Do
The Combat Medic 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.
Students are certified as Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and can only successfully complete the course once they pass the NREMT computer based Cognitive Assessment Test and hands on validation. Students conduct rigorous and relevant training on twenty-six Warrior Ethos tasks and integrate tactical and technical skills through eight 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.