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CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OF THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
SUBCOURSE
MD0540

INTRODUCTION

 

A cardinal rule in the medical field is to not do more harm than good to the casualty. This is the reason we must be careful to protect the patient from infection or disease while attempting to treat him. There are times in combat situations when you may not have the time to wash your hands or to wear gloves and mask as you work with the casualty. This is understandable. You must work quickly to help the casualty.

 

This subcourse discusses communicable diseases and how they are transmitted, medical asepsis, surgical asepsis, the purposes of dressings, types of dressing materials, how to change a sterile dressing, and how to irrigate a wound.

 

Subcourse Components:

 

This subcourse consists of five lessons. The lessons are:

Lesson 1. Communicable Diseases

 

Lesson 2. Medical Asepsis.

 

Lesson 3. Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique.

 

Lesson 4. Procedures Used in Wound Care.

 

Lesson 5. Isolation.

Credit Awarded:

 

Students who desire credit hours for this correspondence subcourse must meet eligibility requirements and must enroll through the Nonresident Instruction Branch of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S).

Examination Answer Sheets and Student Comment Forms are available by downloading the original correspondence course manual and printing the forms from it. The manual is available here.

 

To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Branch at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 6 credit hours.

 

You can enroll by going to the web site http://atrrs.army.mil and enrolling under "Self Development" (School Code 555).

 

A listing of correspondence courses and subcourses available through the Nonresident Instruction Section is found in Chapter 4 of DA Pamphlet 350-59, Army Correspondence Course Program Catalog. The DA PAM is available at the following website: http://www.usapa.army.mil/pdffiles/p350-59.pdf .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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