Advanced Medical First Responder (AMFR) Course
Three week medical course, designed to train medics and non-medics through the medical skills required to treat, stabilize and prepare battlefield casualties for MEDEVAC with minimal support (it is highly recommended that all students have some prior medical training; minimum training recommended – Combat Lifesaver).
- Conduct Primary Survey, stabilization and evacuation of a simulated casualty under combat conditions during hours of limited visibility
- Conduct Tactical Combat Casualty Care
- Conduct triage, stabilization and extraction following a simulated mass casualty event under combat conditions during hours of daylight
- Conduct triage of multiple casualties by employing the SALT3 process in a MASCAL environment
- Evacuate a combat casualty IAW MEDEVAC priority
Course duration is 19 days*.
The program is an intensive three (3) week course requiring self-study during the evenings and weekends (it is highly recommended that students have prior medical training, at least to Combat Lifesaver level). The course contains a large amount of theoretical training, which is tested through practical field exercises and written exams. The instruction provides a student with an introduction to advanced patrol medical skills including live invasive techniques. Students must achieve passing scores on a series of moulage clinic practical exercises and field training exercises, as well as a series of quizzes designed to reinforce the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective advanced medical first responder.
Students should have some prior medical training prior to attendance. Students may be officers, NCOs or enlisted Soldiers. Pre-course study in basic anatomy, physiology and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), as well as prior medical training (at least to Combat Lifesaver Level) is highly encouraged.
Some recommended resources for pre course study include:
- PHTLS: Prehospital Trauma Life Support (Military Seventh Edition), ISBN 978-0-323-06503
- Review of Division 7 is highly encouraged
- Essentials of Human anatomy and Physiology (Seventh Edition), ISBN -08053-5386-0
- Netters Anatomy Coloring Book: with Student Consult Access (1st Edition), ISBN-10-1416047025
Items 1 and 2 are loaned to students upon arrival, however many AMFR graduates purchase items 1 and 2 for their own professional library upon completion of the course. Some additional studying material (procedure sheets) can be acquired through the respective SNO. Students must score 70% or higher on the Defense Language Institute English Language Center (DLIELC) English Comprehension Level (ECL) Test upon arrival. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the following websites for additional information:
Upon arrival students must provide medical statements, certifying the following:
- HIV and Hepatitis B and C negative (no older than 3 months)
- Tetanus Immunization documentation
- As per Joining Instructions
Dress throughout the course will be normal national BDU’s.
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*Further details can be found in the Joining Instructions available at the sending Unit or the respective Ministry of Defense (MoD).