Saturday, February 17, 2007
US Army medical course - Sterile Procedures
A cardinal rule in the medical field is to not do more harm than good to the casualty. This is the reason we must be careful to protect the patient from infection or disease while attempting to treat him. There are times in combat situations when you may not have the time to wash your hands or to wear gloves and mask as you work with the casualty. This is understandable. You must work quickly to help the casualty.
This subcourse discusses communicable diseases and how they are transmitted, medical asepsis, surgical asepsis, the purposes of dressings, types of dressing materials, how to change a sterile dressing, and how to irrigate a wound.
This course consists of five lessons. The lessons are:
Lesson 1. Communicable Diseases
Lesson 2. Medical Asepsis.
Lesson 3. Surgical Asepsis and Sterile Technique.
Lesson 4. Procedures Used in Wound Care.
Lesson 5. Isolation.
Author:The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
Publisher:The U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School
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