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Marine Corps FMST Student Manual – Field Medical Service Technician

Marine Corps FMST Student Manual – Field Medical Service Technician
http://www.tecom.marines.mil/Portals/131/Docs/fmst4.0.pdf

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • How do I treat heel spurs?
  • What is a Needle Thoracentesis and why would I want to perform one?
  • What are the symptoms of radiation exposure?
  • What are the symptoms of various snake bites (envenomation)?
  • What are the risk factors for combat stress?

Description:

This manual is divided into the following sections:

  • Block 1 (Concerning basic knowledge of military structure and basic first aid.)
  • Block 2 (Mostly about treating various kinds of injuries.)
  • Block 3 (Concerning diagnosing and treating chemical, biological and radiological warfare casualities.)
  • Block 4 (Triage, urban warfare and casuality evacuation)
  • Block 5 (Combat skills)

Representative manual chapters include: Perform Care of the Feet, Perform Emergency Cricothyroidotomy, Manage Abdominal Injuries, Manage Chemical Agent Casualties, Recognize Combat Stress Disorders and IED.

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Marine Corps Combat Lifesaver Course Student Handout

Marine Corps Combat Lifesaver Course Student Handout – http://www.tecom.marines.mil/Portals/131/Docs/cls%20student.pdf

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • How do I treat a sucking chest wound?
  • How can I distinguish arterial hemorrhage from venous hemorrhage?
  • How do I distinguish between second and third degree burns?
  • What criteria do I use to triage casualties?
  • In a combat triage situation, what care should be given to someone triaged as “expectant”?

Description:

This 137 page PDF file is divided into the following sections:

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care/CLS Overview
  • Identify Medical Fundamentals
  • Manage Hemorrhage
  • Maintain Casualty Airway
  • Manage Penetrating Chest Injuries
  • Manage Hemorrhagic Shock
  • Manage Burn Casualties
  • Perform Splinting Techniques
  • Administer Battlefield Medications
  • Perform Casualty Movement
  • Perform Combat Lifesaver Triage
  • Perform Combat Lifesaver Care
  • Glossary
  • Appendix A: Combat Life Saver (CLS) Bag – Illustrated listing of bag contents along with possible uses of each item.
  • Appendix B: Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) – Illustrated listing of first aid kit contents along with possible uses of each items.

Detailed instructions for treating various injuries are given. In some cases there are also photos of injuries that some people may find disturbing.

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