When you have casualties on the battlefield, you must determine the sequence in which the casualties are to be treated and how to treat their injuries.

This course discusses the procedures for performing tactical combat casualty care; treating injuries to the extremities, chest, abdominal, and head; and controlling shock.

Course Components: This course consists of eight lessons. The lessons are:

Lesson 1, Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

Lesson 2, Controlling Bleeding From an Extremity.

Lesson 3, Treating Chest Injuries.

Lesson 4, Treating Abdominal Injuries.

Lesson 5, Treating Head Injuries.

Lesson 6, Treating Burns.

Lesson 7, Treating Hypovolemic Shock.

Lesson 8, Treating Soft Tissue Injuries.

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

–Read and study each lesson carefully.

–Complete the course lesson by lesson. After completing each lesson, work the exercises at the end of the lesson.

–After completing each set of lesson exercises, compare your answers with those at the bottom of the page. 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.

Distance Learning for Medical and Nursing Professionals