The Austere Medicine Tab - 2018 Update

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THE AUSTERE MEDICINE FUNCTIONAL AREA


The Austere Medical Functional Area is designed by former Special Forces Medical Personnel with a focus on Austere environments where higher tier medical support will not be readily available. Concentrating in the basics as well as high stress events, and student ingenuity. Courses are based upon DoD TCCC Committee, and NAEMT Guidelines

The BASIC Austere Medical Program


Designed to build strong foundations in Trauma Medical Care in an environment where Emergency Medical Services are not readily available (Austere Environment). This Program will lead you into becoming a great asset to the community at large, whether in providing first aid at home, immediate attention to the victims of an automobile crash or in an Active Shooter Incident.
Those that meet the requirements of this program will earn a Basic Austere Medicine Tab. 

Earning the Basic Austere Medical Tab


There are Three normal paths to earning the Basic Austere Medical Tab:

1. Satisfactorily complete this CAG course

  • Introduction to Austere Medicine (AM-1) course 

 AND Complete and provide an Outside Medical Training Certification

  •   Outside Medical Certification (Current), examples include:

- First Aid and CPR/AED - Red Cross or equivalent 
- Wilderness First Aid - Red Cross or equivalent 
- National Registry (certificates MUST be current)
- Military Combat Life Saver (cert must be within 24 months of the issue date)
- Any State Licensure (MUST be current)
- "Other" medical training will be considered on a case by case basis.

 –OR–
 
 2. Satisfactorily complete a Trauma Medical Course (TCCC or TECC Based) from a CAG Affiliate Trainer or Approved 3rd Party Trainer.

 AND Complete and provide an Outside Medical Training Certification

  Outside Medical Certification (Current), examples include:

- First Aid and CPR/AED - Red Cross or equivalent 
- Wilderness First Aid - Red Cross or equivalent 
- National Registry (certificates MUST be current)
- Military Combat Life Saver (cert must be within 24 months of the issue date)
- Any State Licensure (MUST be current)
- "Other" medical training will be considered on a case by case basis.

 Once Issued a Certificate of Training or Completion, you may request credit for your Training


 –OR–


3. Distance Learning Program Submissions.

 
This method is for individuals that have the prerequisite skills for qualification, they merely need to provide proof of those skills. This method is also recommended for members that may lack the ability to access training or trainers.

MENTOR Program Assistance is available, Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will attempt to assist your learning!
 
All Distance Learning Submissions will be by email to the CAG Training Desk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

To earn the Austere Medicine Tab you have to send video proof of Proper procedures and equipment (That's TWO separate 2 minute videos, PLUS photographs AND certifications) Example videos and Standards for video submission are provided below.
 

  • A MARCH Patient Assessment Video submission
    • Must be in sequence according to Trauma Assessment Steps
    • You MUST verbalize (Say out loud) what you are doing so we can follow along with you
    • The video in its entirety MUST be under 2 minutes, this includes your introduction stating your membership number

MARCH Patient Assessment Example

  • A Trauma Treatment Video Submission
    • One video Submission from these topics below (Same 2-minute standard), be creative and practice, we aren't giving you the answer for this one.
    • Clearly State your Name and Member Number for the video
      • A CoTCCC approved tourniquet self-applied to your arm (one handed application).
      • A Homemade 3-sided AND 4-sided occlusive dressing to a chest. This looks easy, but we can tell if it doesn't seal!
      • A homemade tourniquet self-applied to your own thigh, we will assess the tourniquet you create.

Improvised Windlass Tourniquet Example
 

  • A Photo of your IFAK, must include:
    • Your membership number written or printed on a card, no video edits
    • Your IFAK must contain the items required to treat every category of MARCH.
    • Manufactured IFAKs are acceptable, BUT they must contain ALL items required for a full MARCH assessment.
    • Homemade supplies are entirely acceptable
       
       
  •  Outside Medical Certification (Current), examples include:

- First Aid and CPR/AED - Red Cross or equivalent 
- Wilderness First Aid - Red Cross or equivalent 
- National Registry (certificates MUST be current)
- Military Combat Life Saver (cert must be within 24 months of the issue date)
- Any State Licensure (MUST be current)
- "Other" medical training will be considered on a case by case basis. 


To Request Tab Credit you must:

  • First, ensure that you are logged into your personal profile on www.CAGMain.com and that your profile is complete
  • All Course/Project Videos and Presentations should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • On the Home Page, select the MEMBERS ONLY tab
  • In the drop down menu, select the REQUEST TAB CREDIT tab
  • Fill out the blocks completely, incomplete submissions will not be accepted
  • Upload an electronic copy of your Certificates into the block provided
  • Don't forget to hit the SUBMIT button
  • The CAG Staff will process your request and contact you.

 

Last modified onTuesday, 20 February 2018 13:02

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