Day 1 Boot Camp

Homework Prior to Day 1:

  1. Taking a good history:
    1. EMS based website that gives general understanding of obtaining a good history
  2. TCCC Videos (review where weak):
    1. Deployed Medicine Site with TCCC Skills videos
  3. Starting IVs:
    1. Video 1:
    2. Video 2:
    3. Video 3:
  4. Five Things Medics Wish Every Soldier Knew
    1. 5 minute video – useful for review
  5. Pelvic Binder Use:
    1. Video 1:
  6. Conduct your own search on YouTube about packing an aid bag for tips/strategies


  1. 0900: SOAP Notes/ SAMPLE/OPQRST Class
    1. Self Study Page
  2. 0930: SAMPLE/OPQRST Practical Examples with Sr. Leader Using a Whiteboard
  3. 10:00 TCCC
    1. PowerPoint Link:
  4. 11:00: Initiate/Practice IVs on each other
  5. 12:00 Lunch
  6. 13:30 9 Line Class (self taught by a Medic)
    1. 9 Line Medevac and MIST report card pdf
    2. 9 Line Medevac Training Video
  7. 14:00 Aid Station Operations
    1. 68W School House PPT
  8. 15:00 Trauma Lane 1
    1. Set up a Trauma Skills lane using one mannequin
  9. 16:00 “How to Pack an Aid Bag”
    1. Internally Taught By Senior Medic

Homework Prep for Next Day

This is a busy homework night! Prepare ahead of time or plan accordingly that it will take some time to work through.

  1. Ankle Exam and Injuries
    1. Video 1:
    2. Video 2:
  2. Knee Exam and Injuries
    1. Video 1:
  3. Musculoskeletal Injuries (browse around as time and interest allows)
    1. Video 1:
  4. Low Back Pain Red Flags
    1. Video 1:
  5. Intramuscular Injections
    1. Video 1:
    2. Video 2:
    3. Video 3:
  6. Physical Exam Skills
    1. Video 1:
    2. Video 2:
    3. Video 3:
  7. Pharmacology basics:
    1. Read this and familiarize. The first half covers some basics.

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Published by Medic Mentor

An Army PA seeking to share knowledge and skills to medics in order to better prepare them for the next fight, and to bridge the gap between future expectations and initial entry training. These posts are samples of similar training I share with my own medics, and are made available here to a wider audience. I am no expert. There are others more qualified, I'm sure. I am simply looking to contribute. Feel free to provide feedback and leave comments to help others.

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