Friday, January 26, 2007
US Army medical course - Blood, Electrolytes, and Intravenous Infusions
This course is concerned with knowledge that is vital in order to understand the "whys" and "hows" for using the intravenous route to administer the kinds of fluids that can save life and limb. You should possess the knowledge to correct and expand on the medical procedures used by the Combat Medical Specialist and also have the ability to interact with the physicians and physician assistants who will have the final responsibility for treating battle injuries and illnesses. Some of the terms used in this course may be unfamiliar to you. You will have frequent contact with the physician and physician assistants and will need to understand their vocabulary. It would be wise to use one of the excellent medical dictionaries available in most bookstores and libraries. Some examples are the latest editions of Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (published by W. B. Saunders Company) or Taber's Cyclopedia Medical Dictionary (published by F. A. Davis Company). For general English usage, an example is Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (published by G. and C. Merriam Company). Do not feel restrained by these examples. Any good dictionary will be useful.
Author:U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
Publisher:U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
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