Homework Prior to Day 1:
- Taking a good history:
- EMS based website that gives general understanding of obtaining a good history
- TCCC Videos (review where weak):
- Deployed Medicine Site with TCCC Skills videos
- Starting IVs:
- Five Things Medics Wish Every Soldier Knew
- 5 minute video – useful for review
- Pelvic Binder Use:
- Conduct your own search on YouTube about packing an aid bag for tips/strategies
- 0900: SOAP Notes/ SAMPLE/OPQRST Class
- 0930: SAMPLE/OPQRST Practical Examples with Sr. Leader Using a Whiteboard
- 10:00 TCCC
- 11:00: Initiate/Practice IVs on each other
- 12:00 Lunch
- 13:30 9 Line Class (self taught by a Medic)
- 14:00 Aid Station Operations
- 15:00 Trauma Lane 1
- Set up a Trauma Skills lane using one mannequin
- 16:00 “How to Pack an Aid Bag”
- 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.
- Ankle Exam and Injuries
- Knee Exam and Injuries
- Musculoskeletal Injuries (browse around as time and interest allows)
- Low Back Pain Red Flags
- Intramuscular Injections
- Physical Exam Skills
- Pharmacology basics:
- Read this and familiarize. The first half covers some basics.
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