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Intravenous Infusions and Related Tasks





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The medical soldier caring for patients provides a valuable service to his comrades. He must meet high standards with integrity, dignity, calm thinking, and careful study. The purpose of this subcourse is to provide you with a working knowledge of the procedures discussed herein; however, you must receive guidance and hands-on supervision to become proficient at the procedures described.


Subcourse Components:


The subcourse instructional material consists of three lessons and an appendix as follows:

Lesson 1, Initiate an Intravenous Infusion and Manage a Patient with an Intravenous Infusion.


Lesson 2, Obtain a Blood Specimen.


Lesson 3, Initiate Treatment for Anaphylactic Shock.


Appendix, Universal Body Substance Precautions.

Here are some suggestions that may be helpful to you in completing this subcourse:

--Read and study each lesson carefully.


--Complete the subcourse lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work the exercises at the end of the lesson, marking your answers in this booklet.


--After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those on the solution sheet that follows the exercises. If you have answered an exercise incorrectly, check the reference cited after the answer on the solution sheet to determine why your response was not the correct one.

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.


Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be awarded 5 credit hours.

To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Section at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. You can enroll by going to the web site 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:







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