Some Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) are trained to provide medical care in an operational or combat environment. These EMTs, sometimes called field/combat medics, provide frontline trauma and medical care to deployed personnel. They care for those suffering from disease as well as those injured in combat. In addition to being prepared to work in combat, these health professionals are often trained in health concerns related to specific conditions, such as those encountered during diving or flight operations.
Field/combat medics usually work in hospitals and clinics on land or aboard ships. Medical emergency technicians may give emergency medical treatment in the field.
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Field/Combat Medics in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for field/combat medics consists of classroom and on-the job instruction, including practice in providing patient care. Training content varies depending on specialty and may include: Emergency medical treatmentBasic patient careAnatomy and physiologyMinor surgical proceduresClinical laboratory proceduresMethods for diagnosing diseasesPlaster-casting techniquesRead More
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