Eye, Ear, and Nose Injuries





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As a medical specialist, you will treat patients with eye, ear, and nose injuries. These injuries can be very sensitive to the patient. You must use extreme care when working with these patients. This subcourse describes procedures for treating and dressing injuries to the eye, irrigating and applying medication to the eye, irrigating the ear, and treating nosebleed.


Subcourse Components:


This subcourse consists of seven lessons. The lessons are as follows:

Lesson 1, Irrigate, Instill Eye Drops, and Apply Ointments to the Eye.


Lesson 2, Identify Principles of Application of a Dressing to an Eye Injury.


Lesson 3, Treat Foreign Bodies of the Eye.


Lesson 4, Treat Lacerations, Contusions, and Extrusions of the Eye.


Lesson 5, Treat Burns of the Eye.


Lesson 6, Irrigate an Obstructed Ear.


Lesson 7, Treat a Patient with Epistaxis (Nosebleed).

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.

Credit Awarded:


To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Section at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 5 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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