Basic Combat Medic Certification for Medical Personnel (68W*) (20 weeks)

Course Scope:
This course trains the combat medic in skills necessary to become an effective soldier and medical care provider. The student receives training in emergency care, evacuation, minor acute care, inpatient and outpatient care, and basic force health protection. The student receives specific training in combat and military operations casualty care, tactical combat casualty care, medical care for patients exposed to weapons of mass destruction, (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear - CBRN), deployable medical systems, aircraft and ground evacuation, and casualty triage and processing. Graduates from this course and train the trainer course can go on to be TCCC instructors.

Almost 90% of American service men and women who die from combat wounds do so before they arrive at a medical treatment facility. This figure highlights the importance of the trauma care provided on the battlefield by combat medics.

Course Prerequisites:
Open to all ranks (enlisted and officer) certified combat medics. Must be able to read and write in native language. All personnel will be TCCC certified prior to attending this course. All personnel will have sustainment training for 68W every 2 years.