Hospital Corpsman Basic Program

 

The instructional design for the Hospital Corpsman Basic (HCB) program courses are group lockstep. The program provides Navy enlisted personnel with a basic medical knowledge of pre-hospital, inpatient and outpatient medical care within the scope of the Hospital Corpsman. Subjects include Basic Life Support (BLS), medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, pre-hospital care, and inpatient and outpatient aspects of each body system. Outcome-based practice and safety techniques are emphasized throughout the program. The program consists of lectures, group activities, demonstrations, hands-on instruction and clinical practice.

Performance exercises, written examinations, and clinical/practicum are used to assess accumulation and retention of knowledge and skills. Quality assurance and safety techniques have been incorporated into the program administration. Lecture, demonstration, online materials, simulations, and laboratory practice are utilized throughout the program. This program provides graduates with technical skills and knowledge required to achieve entry-level (HM-0000) Basic Hospital Corpsman competencies.




 
 US Air Force
AFSC: N/A

 US Army
MOS: N/A

 US Navy
NEC: Hospital Corpsman
Program Length: 560 hours
Iterations per year: 50

School Code 083


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The Hospital Corpsman Basic (HCB) Program 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. HCB is a program that has a two phase, field of study schedule. Resident training is first conducted at the METC and then the student transitions to clinical training that is conducted at military treatment facilities (MTF), Veterans Administration (VA), and/or civilian hospitals.

Upon initial entry to METC, students are provided formal education and training that develops them into entry-level Corpsman within fixed and deployable medical facilities. Students are introduced to the duties and responsibilities of corpsman who will be instructed in: medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, nursing concepts and skills, Basic Life Support (BLS), airway management, patient assessment, primary care, medical emergencies, trauma, operational medicine principles, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3). 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.


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, VA and/or civilian hospitals. 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 first 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 administration and utilization of medical records (to maintain medical standards). Proficiency advancement in clinical applications is determined by the program director and clinical advisor/coordinator on a case-by-case basis.
 
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Entry-level Hospital Corpsman Basic will work in fixed and deployable medical facilities, performing duties to provide quality emergency, nursing and primary care procedures.
 
 
HOSPITAL CORPSMAN BASIC PROGRAM SCOPE OF INSTRUCTION

The Hospital Corpsman Basic (HCB) Program 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.

Accreditation Information:

N/A
 

Credentialing Information:

Graduates are trained to proficiency in Tactical Combat Care Course (TC3) principles.

All graduates are certified in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support.
 

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E-mail:dha.jbsa.j7.mbx.operations-south@mail.mil
 
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