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Hospital Pledge

1. Well trained and educated
2. Trained to level of clinical competence
3.Utilize and reinforce training whenever possible

Medical Code of Conduct

1. Defines behavior as right or wrong
2. Ethics for Corpsmen are from this pledge

Birthdate of Hospital Corpsmen

17 June 1898

Which Corpsmen recieved the Medal of Honor first?

Robert Stanley

What were the benefits of being a Surgeon's Steward

1. $18 a month
2. Could not be discharged without the consent of the officer appointing them of their successor

What is the insignia of the Medical Corps Officer?

Gold oak leaf with accorn in the center.

What is the insignia of the nurse Corps Officer?

Gold oak leaf

Name the allied health professions of the Medical Service Corps. (Hint 8)

1. Pharmacists
2. Optometrists
3. medical Technologists
4. Physical Therapists
5. Dietitians
6. Physician Assistants
7. Social Workers
8 Hospital Adminstrators

What is the insignia of the Medical Service Corps?

Gold oak leaf with a branch at the bottom

What must POWs be proteceted against?

1. Violence
2. Intimidation
3. Torture
4. Insult
5. Public Curiosity

What is the only legitimated use of a weapon by a medical person?

Protect themselves against wrongful attack

How should a hopsital ship be marked?

3 red crosses painted on each side of the hull: forward, center and aft.

Define Carrier

A person or animal that harbors a specific infectuous agent in the absence of discernible clinical dieases.

Define Communicable Diease

An illness which may pass or be carried froma reservior to a susceptible host.

Define Transmission

Any process by which an infectious agent is spread from a reservoir to a susceptible host.

What is the treatment for Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2?

There is no cure. Lesions will recur throughout life.

What are the DoD's concerns and reasons for testing for AIDS?

1. Protect battlefield blood supply
2. Protect individual members
3. Cannot give live virus vaccinations
4. Cannot be assigned to areas with exotic diseases
5. Maintain personal sexual hygiene

What are the four types of Vector-Borne transmissions?

1. Mechanical- carrying from one location to another e.g. cockroaches
2. Biological- Injection of salicary gland fluid during the biting of an insect e.g. mossuitoes
3. Airborne- dissemination of aerosols to a portal of entry usally the respiratory tract
4. Congenital- Mother to unborn fetus

What are the signs and symptoms for Meingitis?

1. High fever
2. Neck/back pain
3. Nausea
4. Lethargy
5. Photosensitivity
6. Petechial rash
7. Altered mental status

What are the three types of tinea (ringworm)?

1. Tinea capitis- ringworm of the scalp
2. Tinea corporis- ringworm of the body
3. Tinea pedis- ringworm of the foot (athlete's foot)

How do you break the Chain of Infection?

1. Sterilization
2. Disinfection
3. Proper disposal of contaminated waste.
4. Proper use of isolation techniques
5 Sexual abstinence
6. Immunization

What is the purpose of Field Sanitation?

Keep as many personnel free of communicable diease as possible.

What is potable water?

Water that is suitable, safe or prepared for drinking.

Boiling water is only to be used when?

In case of emergencies.

According the the Surgeon General smoking is what?

The most preventable cause of death in society.

Alcohol is a contributing factor in...

1. 20% of all falls
2. 20% of accidental asphyxiation
3. 25% of deaths from choking on food
4. 50% of all fatal car accidents

Define Near Miss

event of situation that may have resulted in harm to a patient but did not, either by chance or timely intervention.

Define Adverse Event

occurrence of condition associated with care or services that cause unexpected harm to a patient.

Define Intentional Unsafe Act

alleged or suspected act or omission of a health care provider pertaining to a patient that involes a criminal act.

Define Sentinel Event

unecpected occurrences involving risk of or actual death, serous physical or psychological injury.

Code Blue

Cardiac or respiratory arrest

Code Green

Internal/external mass casualty

Code Pink

Infant or child abduction

What are examples of harassing agents?

1. Lacrimators
2. Vomiting

What are two smells associated with blood agents?

1. Bitter almonds
2. Irritating odor

What is the most penetrating form of radiation?

Gamma Rays

What is the process for first aid of CBRNE patients?

1. Control massive hemorrhage
2. First aid for life threatening shock and wounds
3. Decontaminated exposed skin and eyes
4. Remove contaminated clothing and decontaminated of body surfaces
5. Adjust patient's mask if needed
6. First aid for less sever shock and wounds

What is the purpose of tactical triage?

Save as many lives as possible by keeping as many combatants in the fight.


1. First priority
2. Minor treatments
3. Care for quickly and return to fight


1. Second priority
2. Severe respiratory dister uncontrolled suspedct sever hidden bleeding.
3. Patient can be saved by quick skill and intervention


1. Third priority
2. Delayed withought significant jeopardy to recovery
3. Require extensive surgical and professional care after emergency care is given


1. Fourth priority
2. Mortal wounds
3. Comfortable as possible and medication or relieve pain

Define S.T.A.R.T.

Simple triage and rapid treatment

What are the evacuation stages of tactical triage?

Stage One- Urgent treatment to prevent complication (Immediated)
Stage Two- Delay will not affect patient return to the front (Delayed)
Stage Three- All remaining patients (Expectant)

What is the difference between tactical and non-tactical triage?

Tatical- To save as many as possible to keeping as many combatants in the fight as long as possible
Non-Tactical- To save as many lives a possible

In combat what takes priority over medical care?

The mission

In tactical combat care how do you control severe bleeding?

Tourniquet "life over limb"

What medications are not used to treat pain on the battle field?

1. Aspirin
2. Ibuprofin
3. Other blood thinning medications

What is the litter capacity of the CH-26 Sea Knight?


What is the litter capacity of the CH-53 Sea Dragon?


What are two types of evacuations reports?

1. Nine-line Medevac Report
2. CO's case Report

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