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 the following:

Lesson 1: Hygiene and Care of the Patient.

Lesson 2: Positioning the Patient.

Lesson 3: Caring for the Patient’s Environment.

Lesson 4: Specimen Collection

Lesson 5: Handwashing Procedures

Study Suggestions:

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 at the bottom of the test 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 Students and Providers of the Healing Arts