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The Combat LifeSaver Program has been revised. Please go to http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/clsp/ for updated information.

REVIEW INTERACTIVE DISTANCE LEARNING TRAINING MATERIALS

STUDENT SELF-STUDY GUIDE

THE NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU DISTANCE LEARNING REGIONAL NETWORK
COMBAT LIFESAVER COURSE CONVERSION

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Prepared by:
Interactive Media Corporation
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Contract Number: OPM-97-0105
Project Title: NGB Lifesaver Distributed Learning
Purchase Order Number: 97-BH70382
Project Code: 02T419
Project Number: M0502.02.001
August 11, 1997
Medical content revised 2 May 2001


COMBAT LIFESAVER
STUDENT SELF-STUDY MATERIALS
(BUDDY-AID AND MEDICAL TASKS)
Medical Content Revised 2 May 2001

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section  

Lessons

Administrative Information

VTT/ITV Student Information

Grading and Certification

The materials contained in this course align with the Correspondence Combat Lifesaver Course, Version D.

LESSONS FOR IS0824, COMBAT LIFESAVER: BUDDY-AID TASKS

Lesson  

Lesson 1: PRACTICE INDIVIDUAL PREVENTIVE MEDICINE COUNTERMEASURES

Practice Exercises 1

Lesson 2: PERFORM FIRST AID TO CLEAR AN OBJECT STUCK IN THE THROAT OF A CONSCIOUS CASUALTY

Practice Exercises 2

Performance Checklist

Lesson 3: PERFORM MOUTH-TO-MOUTH RESUSCITATION

Practice Exercises 3

Performance Checklist

Lesson 4: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR BLEEDING OF AN EXTREMITY

Practice Exercises 4

Performance Checklist

Lesson 5: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR AN OPEN CHEST WOUND

Practice Exercises 5

Performance Checklist

Lesson 6: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR AN OPEN ABDOMINAL WOUND

Practice Exercises 6

Lesson 7: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR AN OPEN HEAD WOUND

Practice Exercises 7

Performance Checklist

Lesson 8: PERFORM FIRST AID TO PREVENT OR CONTROL SHOCK

Practice Exercises 8

Lesson 9: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR A SUSPECTED FRACTURE

Practice Exercises 9

Performance Checklist

Lesson 10: IMMOBILIZE A SUSPECTED SPINAL INJURY

Practice Exercises 10

Lesson 11: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR BURNS

Practice Exercises 11

Lesson 12: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR HEAT INJURIES

Practice Exercises 12

Lesson 13: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR COLD INJURIES

Practice Exercises 13

Lesson 14: PERFORM FIRST AID FOR A NERVE AGENT INJURY

Practice Exercises 14

Lesson 15: TRANSPORT A CASUALTY Part 1
Lesson 15: TRANSPORT A CASUALTY Part 2

Practice Exercises 15

Performance Checklist

 

LESSONS FOR IS0825, COMBAT LIFESAVER: MEDICAL TASKS

Lesson  

Lesson 16: OVERVIEW.

Practice Exercises 16

Lesson 17: INITIATE AN INTRAVENOUS INFUSION FOR HYPOVOLEMIC SHOCK

Practice Exercises 17

Performance Checklist

Lesson 18: MEASURE AND MONITOR A CASUALTY'S PULSE

Practice Exercises 18

Performance Checklist

Lesson 19: MEASURE AND MONITOR A CASUALTY'S RESPIRATIONS

Practice Exercises 19

Performance Checklist

Lesson 20: APPLY A SAM SPLINT TO A FRACTURED LIMB

Practice Exercises 20

Performance Checklist

Lesson 21: INSERT AN OROPHARYNGEAL AIRWAY IN AN UNCONSCIOUS CASUALTY

Practice Exercises 21

Lesson 22: ADMINISTER FIRST AID TO CHEMICAL AGENT CASUALTIES

Practice Exercises 22

Lesson 23: IDENTIFY A CASUALTY WITH COMBAT STRESS

Practice Exercises 23

Lesson 24: TRANSPORT A CASUALTY USING A MILITARY VEHICLE Part 1
Lesson 24: TRANSPORT A CASUALTY USING A MILITARY VEHICLE Part 2

Practice Exercises 24

Lesson 25: EVALUATE THE CASUALTY

Practice Exercises 25

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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Materials and administrative questions

ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS

Students' questions of an administrative nature (missing pages in subcourse, etc.) should be addressed to the primary instructor (group leader). If you have questions of an administrative nature write or call the Army Institute for Professional Development (AIPD) at the following address:

The Army Institute for Professional Development
ATTN: ATIC-IPS (Student Services)
U.S. Army Training Support Center
Newport News, VA 23628-0001
Telephone: DSN 927-2127/3322
Commercial (757) 878-2127/3322
E-mail:
teama@atsc.army.mil

 

COMBAT LIFESAVER CD 8-02

The Nonresident Instruction Branch at the US Army Medical Department Center and School is responsible for the issuance of the Combat Life Saver, CD 8-02.

NONRESIDENT INSTRUCTION BRANCH
US ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
ATTN MCCS HSN
2105 11TH STREET SUITE 4191
FORT SAM HOUSTON TX 78234-5064
Telephone: DSN 471-5877/3611
Commercial (210) 221-5877/3611
Toll-free 1-800-344-2380

CONTENT

Questions about the medical content of this subcourse should be directed to the primary instructor (group leader). who will answer your question or contact Mr. Roy Davis, Instructional Systems Specialist at the Multimedia Development Branch, Department of Distance Learning.

Address: Academy of Health Sciences
Multimedia Development Branch
ATTN: MCCS-HLD
2250 Stanley Road (Room 326)
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6130
Telephone: DSN 471-8079
Commercial (210) 221-8079
FAX: DSN 471-7538
E-Mail:
roy.davis@cen.amedd.army.mil

Clarification of training literature terminology

When used in this publication, words such as "he," "him," "his," and "men" are intended to include both the masculine and feminine genders unless specifically stated otherwise or when obvious in context.

The information in this manual reflects the current thought of the Academy of Health Sciences and conforms to printed Department of the Army doctrine as closely as currently possible. Development and progress render such doctrine subject to change.

The "D" edition of the Combat Lifesaver Course replaces the previous "C" edition.

This subcourse may be reproduced locally, if needed.

Information about the combat lifesaver program is also available at the combat lifesaver web site http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/clsp

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VTT/ITV STUDENT INFORMATION

This student manual is designed to prepare the student to attend the combat lifesaver course taught by the video teleconference/interactive television (VTT/ITV) method.

The student must be ready to be tested over the tasks presented in the Buddy-Aid section (lessons 1 through 15) when he arrives at the training site. The tests will include both written (multiple-choice) and performance (hands-on) examinations. Since the buddy-aid tasks are tasks that all soldiers are expected to already know (common soldier tasks found in STP 21-1), no instruction other than self-study of this subcourse is needed prior to taking the examinations. Note that some of the buddy-aid tasks have been modified somewhat to include combat lifesaver specific instruction (such as applying the plastic wrapper to form a flutter-valve effect when treating an open chest injury).

Combat Lifesaver Course: Buddy-Aid tasks (Lessons 1-15) Terminal Learning Objectives

TASK: Take protective measures against disease, heat, and cold.

CONDITIONS: Given a field environment and any needed items.

STANDARDS: Applies the preventive measures given in this course and instructs other soldiers to take preventive measures as needed.

TASK: Evaluate and treat a casualty.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty with one or more of the following problems--blocked airway, no respiration, amputation or bleeding from a limb, open chest wound, open abdominal wound, open head wound, fractured limb, fractured spine, shock, burn, cold injury, heat injury, and/or nerve agent poisoning--and any needed items.

STANDARDS: Performs needed procedures in accordance with the procedures given in this course.

TASK: Transport a casualty.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty in need of evacuation, materials for improvised litter (if available), and assistant (s) (if available).

STANDARDS: Evacuates the casualty using appropriate one-man or two-man manual carry or improvised litter in accordance with the procedures given in this course.

The student must also be familiar with the material presented in the Medical Tasks section (lessons 16 through 26) and be prepared to receive additional instruction on these tasks. These tasks will also be tested using written and performance examinations during the classroom portion of the course. Also note that some of these tasks are expanded versions of self-aid/buddy-aid tasks found in STP 21-1.

Combat Lifesaver Course: Medical Tasks (Lessons 16 - 26) Terminal Learning Objectives

TASK: Evaluate a casualty on the battlefield to determine the care to be administered.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty.

STANDARDS: Correctly applies the principles set forth in this course to determine the care needed.

TASK: Take a casualty's pulse and respiration.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty and a timepiece with second hand.

STANDARDS: Pulse and respiration taken in accordance with procedures set forth in this course.

TASK: Treat a casualty.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty with: exposure to chemical agents, fractured limb, battle fatigue, in need of an oropharyngeal airway and a combat lifesaver aid bag.

STANDARDS: Treats casualty in accordance with procedures set forth in this subcourse.

TASK: Initiate an intravenous infusion.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty with hypovolemic shock or other condition requiring an IV and a combat lifesaver aid bag.

STANDARDS: Initiates an intravenous infusion in accordance with procedures set forth in this course.

TASK: Transport a casualty.

CONDITIONS: Given a casualty in need of evacuation, a litter, three other litter bearers, and vehicle to be used in evacuation (if available).

STANDARDS: Evacuates casualty using appropriate litter carry and loads and unloads casualties from ground and air ambulances and other vehicles in accordance with procedures set forth in this course.

The information in this manual reflects the current thought of the Academy of Health Sciences and conforms to printed Department of the Army doctrine as closely as currently possible. Development and progress render such doctrine subject to change.

NOTE: Practice exercises are provided with the Buddy-Aid and Medical task lessons. The Practice exercises follow the lessons. The medical task exercises will be completed during class.

This manual may be reproduced locally as needed.

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GRADING AND CERTIFICATION

This subcourse has a multiple-choice written examination and several performance (hands-on) examinations. Consult the objectives (task, conditions, and standard statements) at the beginning of each lesson to determine the learning objectives.

You must score a minimum of 70 percent on the written examination and a GO on each performance examination (a NO GO on any step of a checklist will result in a NO GO for the entire checklist) in order to satisfactorily complete this subcourse.

The written examination will be proctored. You will not be allowed to use the subcourse or notes during the examination.

The primary instructor (or a designated assistant) will be responsible for grading the written and performance examinations. Please consult your primary instructor or his designated assistant for any questions concerning retaking a failed examination (written or performance). An examination may have more than one version. If so, the alternate version may be used for retesting.

Successful completion of the written and all performance (hands-on) examinations (in addition to successful completion of all buddy-aid examinations) is required for successful completion of the Combat Lifesaver Course.

A student who successfully completes the entire Combat Lifesaver Course will receive 40 credit hours from the Army Institute For Professional Development (IPD), Fort Eustis, Virginia. There is no partial credit. AIPD will send a notice of course completion for each student who has successfully completed the entire course to the primary instructor. The primary instructor will forward the notices to the students.

Combat Lifesaver Program Information

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