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Hospital Corpsman
Rating Badge HM.jpg
Rating insignia
Issued by: United States Navy
Type Enlisted rating
Abbreviation HM
Specialty Medical
.A Hospital Corpsman (HM) (pronounced "core-man") is frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended deployment.^ A Hospital Corpsman (HM) is a member of the U.S. Navy 's Hospital Corps, and is frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended ...
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^ Clients include hospitals, managed care organizations, academic medical centers, medical groups, individual practices, government organizations and corporations.
  • Physician Search, Recruiting, and Employment: Doctor Staffing through AMN Healthcare 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.amnhealthcare.com [Source type: News]

^ Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Leonardo E. Benitez joined the Marine Corps out of high school nearly 2 decades ago.
  • From Marine to Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.military.com [Source type: News]

.Hospital Corpsmen serve as enlisted medical specialists for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps.^ Most people are unaware that Fleet Marine Navy Corpsmen serve two corps, the Navy Hospital Corps, and The Marine Corps.

^ United States Navy Hospital Corpsman – HTML version of the book .

^ Ingram enlisted in the Navy in 1963, and joined the Hospital Corps.
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide variety of capacities and locations, including shore establishments such as naval hospitals and clinics, aboard ships, as the primary medical caregivers for sailors while underway.^ Eagle works with a wide range of hospital sizes and geographic locations.

^ A page dedicated to Naval Hospital Corpsman ...

^ He says the challenge is for individuals to establish a long-standing relationship with a primary care physician, something he and others call a "medical home."
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.Hospital Corpsman perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to Navy people and their families.^ Entry: 64396 Navy Hospital Corpsman .
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman - Medical Officers - US Navy Air - Korean War Project 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.koreanwar.org [Source type: General]

^ Entry: 65313 Navy Hospital Corpsman .
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman - Medical Officers - US Navy Air - Korean War Project 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.koreanwar.org [Source type: General]

^ Hospitalist : A hospitalist provides quality medical treatment to individuals while they are in the hospital.
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.They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities.^ They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities.
  • Adv. Medical MD-I2 - USNSCC NAVSTA GLKS Summer Training Command 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.usnsccnavstaglks.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Federal medical treatment facilities.
  • Naval Reserve Medical Corps (Physician) 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.navy-la.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hospitalist : A hospitalist provides quality medical treatment to individuals while they are in the hospital.
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.They also serve as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment.^ They also serve as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment.
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^ They may function as clinical or specialty technicians, medical administrative personnel and health care providers at medical treatment facilities.
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^ Normally, recon corpsmen are sent to a Reconnaissance Marines Awaiting Training platoon at Coronado, Calif., where they train continuously.
  • Recon Marines seek green-side corpsmen 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.okinawa.usmc.mil [Source type: News]

.Qualified hospital corpsmen may be assigned the responsibility of independent duty aboard ships and submarines; Fleet Marine Force, Special Forces and Seabee units, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available.^ Qualified hospital corpsmen may be assigned the responsibility of independent duty aboard ships and submarines; Fleet Marine Force, Special Forces and Seabee units, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available.
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^ Corpsmen desiring to attend the screenings must be male graduates of Field Medical Service School who are currently serving with Marine Corps units, and they should be enlisted sailors from seaman to petty officer 1st class.
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^ The United States Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) are combined general and special purpose forces within the United States Department of the Navy that are designed in engaging offensive amphibious or expeditionary warfare and defensive maritime employment.

.The colloquial form of address for a Hospital Corpsman is "Doc". In the U.S. Marine Corps, this term is generally used as a sign of respect.^ Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Leonardo E. Benitez joined the Marine Corps out of high school nearly 2 decades ago.
  • From Marine to Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.military.com [Source type: News]

^ A Hospital Corpsman (HM) is a member of the U.S. Navy 's Hospital Corps, and is frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended ...
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^ Working side-by-side produces a transformation in the sailors where Navy blue mixes with Marine Corps green, forging a corpsman of Marines.
  • Navy Corpsman Shines Among Marines 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.military.com [Source type: News]

Contents

History

.Prior to the establishment of the Hospital Corps, enlisted medical support in the Navy was limited in scope.^ Ingram enlisted in the Navy in 1963, and joined the Hospital Corps.
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a result of their short term, limited care nature, Critical Access Hospitals must establish relationships with other hospitals to which they can transfer patients needing more care.
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^ A Hospital Corpsman (HM) is a member of the U.S. Navy 's Hospital Corps, and is frequently the only medical care-giver available in many fleet or Marine units on extended ...
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.In the Continental Navy and the early U.S. Navy, medical assistants were assigned at random out of the ship's company.^ Hospital Corpsmen perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to Navy people and their families.
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^ Another one via Seamus, this time about the Navy Hospital Corpsmen that are the medics the Marines depend on - day in and day out.
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^ Under the present table of organization, one medical platoon of a medical company, capable of operating a 60-bed surgical installation, is assigned to support one infantry battalion.
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Their primary duties were to keep the irons hot and buckets of sand at the ready for the operating area. It was commonplace during battle for the surgeons to conduct amputations and the irons were used to close the cuts and the sand was to keep the surgeon from slipping on the bloody deck. They were commonly referred to as Loblolly Boy, a term borrowed from the British Royal Navy, and a reference to the daily ration of porridge fed to the sick. .The nickname was in common use for so many years that it was finally officially recognized by the Navy Regulations of 1814. In coming decades, the title of the enlisted medical assistant would change several times - from Loblolly Boy, to Nurse (1861), and finally to Bayman (1876).^ Finally, many physicians said that if forced to participate in a money-losing venture, they would seek alternative employment.
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^ The minimum educational requirement for entry into medical school is 3 years of college; most applicants, however, have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees.
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^ These types of implants have been used for many years in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures with an extremely high degree of safety and a minimal complication rate.
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.A senior enlisted medical rate, Surgeon's Steward, was introduced in 1841 and remained through the Civil War.^ I started as an enlisted medic, rose through the ranks, and completed my tour as a Lieutenant.
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.Following the war, the title Surgeon's Steward was abolished in favor of Apothecary, a position requiring completion of a course in pharmacy.^ Continuing Medical Education Get the CME courses you need to complete your Florida licensure requirements at your convenience .
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^ Several online elective courses offered during years 2 and 3 allow greater flexibility in completing requirements.
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^ Physical stamina sufficient to complete the rigorous course of didactic and clinical study is required.

A Hospital Corpsman draws blood from a patient as part of his duties as an independent duty Corpsman
.Still, there existed pressure to reform the enlisted component of the Navy's medical department - medicine as a science was advancing rapidly, foreign navies had begun training medically skilled sailors, and even the U.S. Army had established an enlisted Hospital Corps in 1887. Navy Surgeon General J.R Tyron and subordinate physicians lobbied the Navy administration to take action.^ A: Physician assistants are trained in the medical model.
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^ Ingram enlisted in the Navy in 1963, and joined the Hospital Corps.
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Medical Department of the Navy places great emphasis on both basic and advanced training for members of the Hospital Corps.
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.With the Spanish-American War looming, Congress passed a bill authorizing establishment of the U.S. Navy Hospital Corps, signed into law by President William McKinley on 17 June 1898. Three rates were created therein — Hospital Apprentice, Hospital Apprentice First Class (a petty officer third class), and Hospital Steward, which was a chief petty officer.^ The next rankings were the Hospital Apprentices first and second-class.

^ He also did the obligations of a hospital Apprentice first class.

^ Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Leonardo E. Benitez joined the Marine Corps out of high school nearly 2 decades ago.
  • From Marine to Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.military.com [Source type: News]

A revision in 1916 established a new rate structure. .With the introduction of a second junior rate there were now Hospital Apprentice Second Class (HA2c) and Hospital Apprentice First Class (HA1c).^ The next rankings were the Hospital Apprentices first and second-class.

^ He also did the obligations of a hospital Apprentice first class.

^ Men of this ranking, like the Pharmacist mates second and third class, assisted with any job around the hospital but they needed to be supervised.

.The rating title for petty officers was established as Pharmacist's Mate (PhM), following the pattern of some of the Navy's other ratings (boatswain's mate, gunner's mate, etc.^ Men with satisfactory records of prior military or naval service may qualify up to the rating of Chief Pharmacist's Mate (acting appointment).
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^ Pharmacist's Mates perform all sorts of professional duties: They assist the Medical Officer at sick call.
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^ She made some recommendation for follow up with a gastroenterologist who also specialized in autonomic dysfunction along with some other changes.
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). Pharmacist's Mate Third Class (PhM3c), Second Class (PhM2c), and First Class (PhM1c) were now the petty officers, and Chief Pharmacist's Mate (CPhM) was the CPO. This structure that would remain in place until 1947.
.During World War I, hospital corpsmen served throughout the fleet, earning particular distinction on the Western Front with the Marine Corps.^ Most people are unaware that Fleet Marine Navy Corpsmen serve two corps, the Navy Hospital Corps, and The Marine Corps.

^ Enlisted Naval Hospital Corpsmen working with the Marines during World War 2 Enlisted Naval Hospital Corpsmen were given the option to work with the Marines.

^ Besides assignment to the Fleet, Hospital Corpsmen served actively with Marines and the Army overseas.
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.A total of 684 personal awards were awarded to hospital corpsmen in the war, including 2 Medals of Honor, 55 Navy Crosses, and 237 Silver Stars.^ For his actions Mark was awarded the Silver Star Medal.

^ Piercy Award given in his honor and is presented anually to a Navy hospital or ...
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^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
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.In World War II, hospital corpsmen hit the beach with Marines in every battle in the Pacific.^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
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^ The hospital corpsman serving with the Marine Corps in the field performs a duty that through two World Wars and countless other engagements in foreign lands has become as legendary as the exploits of the Marine Corps itself.
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^ Momentarily before and during World War II, the Fleet Marine Force had FMF units also in western Pacific assigned to the United States Asiatic Fleet , establishing the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (FMFWestPac).

Joe Rosenthal's iconic photo of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, captured during that battle's early days, depicts Pharmacist's Mate Second Class John Bradley among the group of Marines on Mt. Suribachi that day. .They also served on thousands of ships and submarines.^ Before being deployed, Navy corpsmen say, they have a choice to "go blue," serving their time on a ship or stateside, or to "go green," assigned to the Marines.
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.Notably, three unassisted emergency appendectomies were performed by hospital corpsmen serving undersea and beyond hope of medical evacuation.^ King's ophthalmology specialty training was performed at Case Western Reserve University, St. Luke's Medical Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as Chief Resident.
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^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
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^ Five SAR corpsmen -- all nationally registered emergency medical technicians -- from Naval Hospital Pensacola's branch medical clinics at Naval Air Station (NAS) and Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola are assigned to the base rescue unit.
  • SAR Corpsmen: Land, Air, Sea and Clinics | US Navy Press Releases | Find Articles at BNET 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: News]

.The Hospital Corps has the distinction of being the only corps in the U.S. Navy to be singled out in a famous speech by Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal after the conclusion of the war.^ Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Leonardo E. Benitez joined the Marine Corps out of high school nearly 2 decades ago.
  • From Marine to Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.military.com [Source type: News]

^ Most people are unaware that Fleet Marine Navy Corpsmen serve two corps, the Navy Hospital Corps, and The Marine Corps.

^ Ingram enlisted in the Navy in 1963, and joined the Hospital Corps.
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Following the war, the Hospital Corps changed its rating title to the generic term it had used all along—Hospital Corpsman.^ Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Leonardo E. Benitez joined the Marine Corps out of high school nearly 2 decades ago.
  • From Marine to Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.military.com [Source type: News]

^ It is 1969; Hospital Corpsman Mike Lombardo arrives in Vietnam determined to follow in the footsteps of his dad and grandfather in war.

^ The hospital corpsman serving with the Marine Corps in the field performs a duty that through two World Wars and countless other engagements in foreign lands has become as legendary as the exploits of the Marine Corps itself.
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The rates of hospital corpsman third class (HM3), second class (HM2), and first class (HM1), and chief hospital corpsman (HMC) were supplemented by senior chief hospital corpsman (HMCS) and master chief hospital corpsman (HMCM) in 1958.
.Hospital corpsmen continued to serve at sea and ashore, and accompanied Marine units into battle during the Korean and Vietnam wars.^ I served as a hosptial corpsman during the VietNam war.

^ He served during the war as well as after it was over.

^ It is 1969; Hospital Corpsman Mike Lombardo arrives in Vietnam determined to follow in the footsteps of his dad and grandfather in war.

.Fifteen hospital corpsmen were counted among the dead following the bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut in 1983. Today, hospital corpsmen are serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.^ Hospital Corpsmen serve with the Marines in all their various components.
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^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
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^ The hospital corpsman serving with the Marine Corps in the field performs a duty that through two World Wars and countless other engagements in foreign lands has become as legendary as the exploits of the Marine Corps itself.
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.Prior to selection to the Command Master Chief program, the 11th MCPON, Joe R. Campa, was a Hospital Corpsman.^ Schools that offer master's degrees require that you have a bachelor's prior to entering the programs.
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^ Find Chief Hospital Corpsman George William "Doc" Piercy Award websites, images, videos, news and more.
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^ On one occasion Master Chief Wentzel entered a mine field to treat five marines and two Navy Hospital Corpsmen who were injured in the mine field.

Organization

A Hospital Corpsman attached to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines operating in Afghanistan.
.Because of the need for Hospital Corpsmen in a vast array of foreign, domestic, and shipboard duty stations, as well as with United States Marine Corps units, the Hospital Corps is the largest rating in the United States Navy.^ United States Navy portal .

^ United States Navy Hospital Corpsman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .

^ United States Navy Hospital Corpsman – HTML version of the book .

.The basic training for Hospital Corpsmen is Naval Hospital Corps School, located in Great Lakes, IL, one of the Navy's "A" schools (primary rating training).^ First aid is one of the basic professional activities of the Hospital Corps.
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^ The Basic Training Hospital Corps schools are located all around the United States.

^ Every naval hospital is a training center for Hospital Corpsmen.
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.Upon graduation, the Hospital Corpsman is given the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) code of HM-0000, or "quad-zero" in common usage.^ Entry: 64396 Navy Hospital Corpsman .
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^ Entry: 65313 Navy Hospital Corpsman .
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^ Entry: 68266 Navy Hospital Corpsman .
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.NECs are analogous to MOS in the United States Army and Marine Corps, or AFSC in the Air Force.^ Yet, we also knew that the United States Marines would render a good accounting of themselves.

^ All the inter - service rivalry aside, the Marine Corps had been so short of manpower and helicopters, for so long, that most Marines were elated to have the United States Army - Americal Division join their sorry asses in the North.

^ Air Force ROTC units are detachments with the students organized into wings, groups, squadrons, and flights, like the active Air Force.
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There are primary NECs, and secondary NECs. .For example, a Hospital Corpsman who completes Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB) and earns the NEC HM-8404, moves that NEC to primary and has a secondary NEC of HM-0000. If that Hospital Corpsman attends a "C" School, then the NEC earned at the "C" School becomes their primary and HM-8404 becomes the secondary.^ After completion of recruit training, corpsman move on to their military occupational school, known as the Naval Hospital Corps School.
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^ The Loan Repayment program is for medical specialists who have completed their training.
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^ Training In order to become a Naval Hospital Corpsman, must attend a certified training school.

.Some Hospital Corpsmen go on to receive more specialized training in roles such as Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiology Technician, Aviation/Aerospace Medicine Specialist, Pharmacy Technician, Operating Room Technician, etcetera.^ It is in this installation that the trained technicians for laboratory, x-ray, and operating-room employment are stationed.
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^ The training which Hospital Corpsmen receive finds apt expression in the field.
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^ Laboratory, x-ray, and operating room technicians will at times have to accommodate themselves to working spaces that at first view appear hopelessly inadequate, but with intelligent appraisal and improvisation may be made to do.
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.This advanced education is done through "C" schools, which confer additional NECs.^ The minimum educational requirement for entry into medical school is 3 years of college; most applicants, however, have at least a bachelor's degree, and many have advanced degrees.
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^ The common path to practicing as a physician requires 8 years of education beyond high school and 3 to 8 additional years of internship and residency.
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.Additionally, Hospital Corpsmen E-5 and up may attend "B" school, qualifying for independent duty in surface ships and submarines, with diving teams, and Fleet Marine Force Recon teams, as well as at remote shore installations.^ In the city, Watt and other corpsmen routinely braved machine gun and rocket-propelled grenade fire to attend to wounded Marines.
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  • Navy corpsmen to the rescue when injured Marines need aid | The San Diego Union-Tribune 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.signonsandiego.com [Source type: News]

^ Naval Fleet Marine Force personnel, usually Corpsmen or Naval Gunfire Liaison Officers who participate in amphibious assaults , are also eligible to receive the FMF Combat Operations Insignia to certain service medals and ribbons.

^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
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.In addition to advanced medical training, these Hospital Corpsmen receive qualification in sanitation and public health.^ The training which Hospital Corpsmen receive finds apt expression in the field.
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^ Orthopedic appliances Osteopathy Pharmacy Physical therapy Podiatry Practitioner (healing arts) Procurement, dental or medical Sanitation and public health X-Ray .
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^ The program covers topics such as public health, health policy, education, pharmacology, medical ethics, practice management and several clinical specialties.

Hospital Corpsman takes a patient's temperature
.Of note is Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB), with locations at Camp Pendleton and Camp Johnson, where sailors bound for service with USMC operating forces earn the NEC HM-8404, Field Medical Service Technician.^ Field Medical Service Technician (B-300-0013) .

^ The PDR is an annual directory of ethical pharmaceutical, biological, and diagnostic products intended as a service to the medical field.
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^ But the death toll could have been much higher, as the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment Marines from Camp Pendleton well knows.
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  • SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military -- Navy corpsmen to the rescue when injured Marines need aid 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.signonsandiego.com [Source type: News]

.FMTB provides specialized training in advanced emergency medicine and the fundamentals of Marine Corps life, while emphasizing physical conditioning, small arms familiarity, and basic battlefield tactics.^ We do everything from immunizations to sick-call (non-emergency care).” The corpsmen also train certain Marines to be Combat Life-Savers, in which the Marines go through an extensive four-day training on how to treat combat wounds.
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^ They provide medical care to members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their families, and to retired service people.
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^ Lisa Marino is a board certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in the treatment of spinal conditions.

As of 2001, this rigorous training is seven weeks long. .[1] Training for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) familiarizes Navy Corpsmen with the Marines.^ Army ( Chief of Staff ) · Marine Corps ( Commandant ) · Navy ( Chief of Naval Operations ) · Air Force ( Chief of Staff ) · Coast Guard ( Commandant ) .
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^ Hospital Corpsmen serve on the sea and underneath its surface; on shore stations at home and beyond the seas; with Navy and Marine Corps flyers; and with Marines in the field.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Medical Field Service Schools are maintained at the Fleet Marine Force training centers at Camp Lejeune, New River, N.C., and Camp Elliott, San Diego, Calif.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A bond and mutual respect is often formed between Marines and their assigned Hospital Corpsmen, earning respect apart from their Navy shipmates.^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here broken bones are splinted, shrapnel wounds are sutured and bandaged, life-saving plasma is administered, and many lives are salvaged by Navy Hospital Corpsmen.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ CWO4 Michael McGrath was a Navy Hospital Corpsman attached to the First Marine Division in the Republic of Viet Nam from Nov,1966 - July, 1967.

.FMF Hospital Corpsmen wear the uniforms of the Marine Corps while on duty with the Marine Corps.^ We wear the Marine uniform with Navy insignia's.

^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The hospital corpsman serving with the Marine Corps in the field performs a duty that through two World Wars and countless other engagements in foreign lands has become as legendary as the exploits of the Marine Corps itself.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If not, they wear the Navy's new working uniforms.^ We wear the Marine uniform with Navy insignia's.

^ Such Naval personnel are authorized to wear the Marine Corps utility uniform with Navy insignia, and must conform to all physical requirements of the U.S. Marines.

.It has been proposed that all male Hospital Corpsmen be required to attend Field Medical Training Battalion (FMTB).^ The training which Hospital Corpsmen receive finds apt expression in the field.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The honorable heritage handed down by hospital corpsmen from battlefields wherever Marines have been engaged, demands the best of many attributes of the medical personnel if that heritage is to be carried on.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If someone in this age group has excessive training and knowledge in the medical field already and has the records to show it, they are eligible for the social rating of Petty Officer of the Hospital Corps.

.Hospital Corpsmen can further specialize, becoming a Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman, or SARC.^ Oct 01, 2008, 09:35 PM Re: Hospital Corpsman To Lpn Naval corpsmen are eligible for the Excelsior nursing program to become RN's.
  • Hospital Corpsman To Lpn - Nursing for Nurses 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC allnurses.com [Source type: General]

^ Special Attributes of the Well-Trained Hospital Corpsman in the Field     In order that a hospital corpsman may successfully carry out his mission with the landing force, he must have sound basic training to the duties of all hospital corpsmen.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The comment on the special attributes that are necessary for the full performance of duty in the filed will serve as a guide to the preparation of the hospital corpsman for such duty.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They are usually found in both the FMF Recon and Marine Division Recon and MARSOC units.^ I served with the 101st Airborne Division, 2/501st infantry as a Combat medic in both Platoon strength and Recon units.

^ A hospital corpsman training for the Fleet Marine Force (FMF) goes through field medical training with the Marines before joining a combat unit.
  • A 3/1 Navy Corpsman in Vietnam 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ingraham.ca [Source type: General]

^ They teach it because they've experienced it and believe in it, both as Marines and as corpsmen.
  • "Going greenside": the making of a fleet marine force corpsman | All Hands | Find Articles at BNET 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]

.They are trained and skilled in combat, including combatant swimming, opened/closed circuit scuba diving, military free-fall and amphibious operations.^ The battalion was an element of Operation Double Eagle, the largest amphibious landing in a combat theatre since the Marines landed at Inchon in the Korean War.
  • A 3/1 Navy Corpsman in Vietnam 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ingraham.ca [Source type: General]

^ I'm not so sure on rangers but im fairly certain you have to swim and do water combat training as well.
  • Whats your branch and job? [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Martindale Virtual Medical Center – Surgery Center – Military Combat Surgery Included .

.They act as advisers regarding health and injury prevention, and treat illnesses from decompression sickness as well as other conditions requiring hyperbaric treatment.^ Its science includes the behavioral, chemical, physical, spiritual and biological knowledge related to the establishment and maintenance of health as well as the prevention and alleviation of disease.

^ In order to understand health and illness, doctors must examine and attend to those dimensions of human life as well as the physical, even when the physical body is obviously damaged or sick."

^ As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, PAs conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and prescribe medications.
  • Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.wapa.org [Source type: General]

.Hospital Corpsmen who have received the warfare designator of Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare Specialist are highly trained members of the Hospital Corps who specialize in all aspects of working with the United States Marine Corps operating forces.^ The Basic Training Hospital Corps schools are located all around the United States.

^ He was a SEAL trained Navy Corpsman who is a credit to the Marine Corps and Navy.

^ Members of the Hospital Corps are at home on all the ships of the Fleet.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Attainment of this designation is highly prized among all Corpsmen. .The Enlisted Fleet Marine Force Warfare designation for Hospital Corpsmen is the only US Navy warfare device awarded solely by a US Marine Corps General Officer.^ Most people are unaware that Fleet Marine Navy Corpsmen serve two corps, the Navy Hospital Corps, and The Marine Corps.

^ The United States Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) are combined general and special purpose forces within the United States Department of the Navy that are designed in engaging offensive amphibious or expeditionary warfare and defensive maritime employment.

^ Naval Fleet Marine Force personnel, usually Corpsmen or Naval Gunfire Liaison Officers who participate in amphibious assaults , are also eligible to receive the FMF Combat Operations Insignia to certain service medals and ribbons.

.This awarding authority cannot be delegated to US Navy Officers.^ Subsunk Subsunk is a retired US Navy Submarine Officer.
  • BLACKFIVE: "Corpsman, Up!" 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.blackfive.net [Source type: General]
  • BLACKFIVE: Godspeed Corpsman Christopher Anderson - the "doc" who never fell back 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.blackfive.net [Source type: News]

.However, obtaining the title of "FMF" is a rigorous procedure and not every Hospital Corpsman who has been with a Marine Corps unit will wear the FMF warfare device.^ He was a SEAL trained Navy Corpsman who is a credit to the Marine Corps and Navy.

^ United States Marine Corps portal .

^ Found exclusively on: Expo Ceremony recognizes achievement of Marines, Sailors The fourth award presented was the Chief Hospital Corpsman George William “Doc” Piercy Award . This award is presented to a U.S. Naval Corpsman or dental technician who, while serving ...
  • Chief Hospital Corpsman George William "Doc" Piercy Award - Dogpile Web Search 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.dogpile.com [Source type: General]

.U.S. Navy officers in the medical community(Medical Corps (Doctor), Nurse Corps, Dental Corps) can earn and wear the officer equivalent to this insignia.^ Many choose to practice at Montefiore because of the complex medical needs of our immediate community, which offers challenges that continually expand our doctors’ skills and expertise.

^ They provide medical care to members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their families, and to retired service people.
  • Naval Reserve Medical Corps (Physician) 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.navy-la.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Advanced Training Navy Reserve Medical Corps officers are encouraged to continue their education and take advantage of available Navy-sponsored workshops, seminars and other professional growth opportunities usually funded by the Navy Reserve.
  • Naval Reserve Medical Corps (Physician) 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.navy-la.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Additionally any sailor attached to a Marine unit can earn and wear an FMF warfare device.^ The United States Fleet Marine Forces (FMF) are combined general and special purpose forces within the United States Department of the Navy that are designed in engaging offensive amphibious or expeditionary warfare and defensive maritime employment.

^ Momentarily before and during World War II, the Fleet Marine Force had FMF units also in western Pacific assigned to the United States Asiatic Fleet , establishing the Fleet Marine Force, Western Pacific (FMFWestPac).

^ Additionally, each FMF is further organized into warfighting units of combined arms known as Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTF's).

(Example, administrative rates such as Logistic Specialists)
.Be they assigned to hospital ships, reservist installations, recruiter offices, or Marine Corps combat units, the rating of Hospital Corpsman is the most decorated in the United States Navy with 22 Medals of Honor, 174 Navy Crosses, 31 Distinguished Service Medals, 946 Silver Stars, and 1,582 Bronze Stars.^ Entry: 64396 Navy Hospital Corpsman .
  • Navy Hospital Corpsman - Medical Officers - US Navy Air - Korean War Project 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.koreanwar.org [Source type: General]

^ I was a Navy hospital corpsman* with Headquarters & Service Company.
  • A 3/1 Navy Corpsman in Vietnam 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ingraham.ca [Source type: General]

^ United States Navy portal .

.[2] There have been 20 naval ships that have been named after hospital corpsmen.^ Enlisted Naval Hospital Corpsmen working in the Marines would sprinkle the powder form of Sulfanilamide on open wounds to prevent infection.

^ Although there were doctors present in the Naval Hospital’s, the Naval Hospital Corpsmen were the primary health physicians for the patients.

^ Because of this, Naval Hospital Corpsmen had to treat mentally ill patients with certain kinds of medicine.

Hospital Corpsman Pledge

."I solemnly pledge myself before God and these witnesses to practice faithfully all of my duties as a member of the Hospital Corps.^ Members of the Hospital Corps are at home on all the ships of the Fleet.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I cant forget all of you who gave me my second life and of course to our beloved God Almighty who used your hospital to help me survive.
  • Physicians 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC lmc.lorma.org [Source type: General]

^ These are the agreements in which a hospital entices a physician to relocate to the hospital’s service area to set up a new private practice, or join an existing group practice.

.I hold the care of the sick and injured to be a privilege and a sacred trust and will assist the Medical Officer with loyalty and honesty.^ He understood the sacred trust required to be a Marine officer and was willing to sacrifice himself in the execution of that responsibility."
  • A 3/1 Navy Corpsman in Vietnam 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ingraham.ca [Source type: General]

^ The ability to read the signs and symptoms of shock or impending shock and the decision as to what steps to take calls for keen judgment in his caring for a casualty in the absence of a medical officer.
  • Corpsman 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.ww2pacific.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eric is a trusted career coach with a strong passion to assist and see others achieve their career goals.
  • About our Resume Writing Team Employees 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC resumewritingteam.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I will not knowingly permit harm to come to any patient. I will not partake of nor administer any unauthorized medication. .I will hold all personal matters pertaining to the private lives of patients in strict confidence.^ Internists often serve as a patient's primary doctor, coordinating all that person's health care.
  • Definitions of Doctor Specialties 16 September 2009 0:26 UTC www.altabates.com [Source type: Academic]

.I dedicate my heart, mind and strength to the work before me.^ My husband got charged $278 for a CMP and a CBC, and the lab I worked at before we moved would have charged him about $75.

.I shall do all within my power to show in myself an example of all that is honorable and good throughout my naval career."^ It was one of the funniest shows, in my opinion, and it definitely helped to have Josh's voice in it, because he's a good actor/voice actor.
  • Whatever Happened to Robot Jones at TV.com 18 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ive met many nukes myself and they have all be weird lol, and from what my cousins tell me out in the fleet they are weird as well.
  • Whats your branch and job? [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My grandfather remembers the want and need for Penicillin throughout the Naval Hospital.

Hospital Corpsman Prayer

A corpsman with Delta Co., 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, delivers medical supplies to be issued to more than 200 Iraqis during a cooperative medical engagement in Akashat.
See also: United States Navy Chaplain Corps #Various Prayers
Grant me, oh Lord, for the coming events;
Enough knowledge to cope and some plain common sense.
Be at our side on those nightly patrols;
And be merciful judging our vulnerable souls.
.Make my hands steady and as sure as a rock;
when the others go down with a wound or in shock.
^ Turn yourself (your hand and the entire compass, just make sure the compass housing doesn't turn independently) until the compass needle is aligned with the lines inside the compass housing.
  • California Envirothon - 2007 Forestry 18 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.caenvirothon.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Even though many other people received these awards, the fact that my grandfather was honored them makes, me even prouder of him.

^ This is going to make the medicaid situation much worse in my opinion, with less people working jobs that provide insurance."


Let me be close, when they bleed in the mud;
With a tourniquet handy to save precious blood.
Here in the jungle, the enemy near;
Even the corpsman can't offer much lightness and cheer.
.Just help me, oh Lord, to save lives when I can;
Because even out there is merit in man.
^ Juan M. Rubio HC2 United States Navy Hospital Corpsman   Award for gallantry for saving lives under fire while wounded   "Thank you Lord."

^ Well it is for expansion of FQHC’s and comes out to almost $1.5 million for every FQHC in the US (currently there are just over 1000).
  • On Call - The J1 Physician Network Blog: Information for Physicians currently on J1, H1 and O1 Visas 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC blog.j1physicians.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You won't get commisioned out of high school just because you did ROTC. My high school did that in WW1 or 2.
  • Whats your branch and job? [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: Original source]


.
If it's Your will, make casualties light;
And don't let any die in the murderous night.
^ You don't dare let in an opposing thought lest your brain self-destruct from all the contradictions inside.
  • FARK.com: (3366447) Soldier suicides reach record levels. The surge is working 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't let psychiatry use their Crystal diagnosis ball on your child!


.These are my friends I'm trying to save;
They are frightened at times, but You know they are brave.
^ "If I'm just trying to pick a fight with someone and if I'm around Scott or my mom, then they'll probably get it worst," she says.
  • Celebrity News : People.com 18 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.people.com [Source type: General]

^ For those of you know me it goes without words the changes I have made in my life.
  • MySpace - Majority - 25 - Male - San Diego, California - myspace.com/colaclassic 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No matter which team you root for, these are AMERICAN boys and girls (really, that's what they are) who need help.
  • FARK.com: (3366447) Soldier suicides reach record levels. The surge is working 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]


.Let me not fail when they need so much;
But to help me serve with a compassionate touch.
^ If someone is 17 and wants to enlist they need content from a parent or guardian, need good physical health, and must have the desire to learn and help people.

^ We need to pullout the troops because they are not helping and should not be there.
  • FARK.com: (3366447) Soldier suicides reach record levels. The surge is working 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They really need to find a way to keep anyone who need help get it without it going back to the commander, or anyone else.
  • FARK.com: (3366447) Soldier suicides reach record levels. The surge is working 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]


.Lord, I'm no hero—my job is to heal;
And I want You to know Just how helpless I feel.
^ If you feel like it's something you want to do, do it.
  • Whats your branch and job? [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His reply was, “Before you get the how to, you have to get the want to."
  • Dr. Jack P. Gunter Plastic Surgeon Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Texas TX 15 September 2009 7:58 UTC www.gunter-center.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And, as the history of cryonics has sadly shown, without both positive and negative feedback there is no way to know whether you're on the right track.
  • The Myth of the Golden Scalpel 19 September 2009 2:23 UTC www.alcor.org [Source type: Original source]


Bring us back safely to camp with dawn; For too many of us are already gone.
.Lord bless my friends If that's part of your plan; And go with us tonight, when we go out again."^ ((Such as my mom's bff whose hubby is in the Navy)) He's out in a dangerous area and you have no clue what is going on because you're "not allowed."
  • Whats your branch and job? [Archive] - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: Original source]

^ "Labyrinth, Part 2: Woman of the Year 2101" "Eat your heart out Mary Poppins!"
  • Quote List 18 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.kyranthia.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Then act out your plan like a woman of thought."
  • Quote List 18 September 2009 6:15 UTC www.kyranthia.net [Source type: Original source]

The One Called "Doc"

USNS Comfort, a U.S. Navy hospital ship
USNS Mercy, a U.S. Navy hospital ship
.I'm the one called "Doc"
I shall not walk in your footsteps,
but I will walk by your side.
^ He's someone in your platoon that when something happens to one of our fellow Marines, you can call on him and not have to worry.
  • "Going greenside": the making of a fleet marine force corpsman | All Hands | Find Articles at BNET 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]


I shall not walk in your image,
I've earned my own title of pride.
We've answered the call together,
on sea and foreign land.
When the cry for help was given,
I've been there right at hand.
.Whether I am on the ocean
or in the jungle wearing greens,
Giving aid to my fellow man,
be it Sailors or Marines.
^ On 2d September he ordered an Army detachment to man the Hannah, first Continental ship, with officers, sailors and marines.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Before the Marines headed to Ramadi, they had to know that the sailor from Colorado with the massive pack of medical gear was the kind of man they could trust with their lives.
  • BLACKFIVE: Godspeed Corpsman Christopher Anderson - the "doc" who never fell back 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.blackfive.net [Source type: News]


.So the next time you see a corpsman
and you think of calling him "squid,"
think of the job he's doing
as those before him did.
^ But as you can see, he did not die.
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Take notice next time you hear or read of the latest lawsuit against Christmas symbols, prayer in schools, Biblical creationism, etc.

^ He's someone in your platoon that when something happens to one of our fellow Marines, you can call on him and not have to worry.
  • "Going greenside": the making of a fleet marine force corpsman | All Hands | Find Articles at BNET 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC findarticles.com [Source type: General]


.And if you ever have to go out there
and your life is on the block,
Look at the one right next to you...
^ I'm sorry, your right to life is lacking because you can't afford it.

^ And, as the history of cryonics has sadly shown, without both positive and negative feedback there is no way to know whether you're on the right track.
  • The Myth of the Golden Scalpel 19 September 2009 2:23 UTC www.alcor.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Left/Right: Use this book to practice left and right.  Have your students practice by standing on one foot.  Call out "left foot" and have everyone stand on their left foot.  "Right foot", continue.  Give them a few seconds between calling to place both feet back on the floor for a rest.  There's sure to be lots of giggles and laughs involved in this one, especially as you try to mix it up and get a little faster!


.I'm the one called "Doc."^ He was the only one of them in the squad who was not a Marine - the most important one of them all: the one they all called Doc.
  • BLACKFIVE: Godspeed Corpsman Christopher Anderson - the "doc" who never fell back 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.blackfive.net [Source type: News]


Harry D. Penny, Jr. HMC(AC) USN
Copyright 1975

Today's Hospital Corpsman rate/rating structure

  • HR -Hospitalman Recruit (E-1)
  • HA -Hospitalman Apprentice (E-2)
  • HN -Hospitalman (E-3) (See USN Apprenticeships)
  • HM3 -Hospital Corpsman Third Class (E-4)
  • HM2 -Hospital Corpsman Second Class (E-5)
  • HM1 -Hospital Corpsman First Class (E-6)
  • HMC -Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-7)
  • HMCS-Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-8)
  • HMCM-Master Chief Hospital Corpsman (E-9)

Badges

See: List of United States Navy ratings #Administration, deck, medical, technical, and weapons specialty ratings (at "Hospital Corpsman")

Ships named in honor of a Hospital Corpsman

U.S. Navy enlisted medical personnel killed in action

  • Total in all conflicts: 2,000

Noteworthy Hospital Corpsmen

Decorations of valor awarded to Hospital Corpsmen

Hospital Corpsmen who received the Medal of Honor

Pre-World War I
World War I
World War II
Korean War
Vietnam War

Iwo Jima flag-raising

.PhM2/c John Bradley, USN, a Hospital Corpsman, was one of the six men who photographed by Joe Rosenthal raising the second United States flag on Iwo Jima during World War II. He is the only one whose face is visible.^ I am United States Navy Hospital Corpsman, My interest are only in my country, my family, football, and Medicine.
  • MySpace - Majority - 25 - Male - San Diego, California - myspace.com/colaclassic 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He served in the United States Army for 14 years as a Special Operations Medical Sergeant and was in the first Gulf War in Northern Iraq.

^ As a former United States Navy Hospital Corpsman with a Specialty as Psychiatric Technician (8485 baby), I'm getting a kick out of .......
  • FARK.com: (3366447) Soldier suicides reach record levels. The surge is working 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: Original source]

United States Maritime Service Hospital Corpsmen

.During World War II, the United States Maritime Service created a Hospital Corps similar to the Navy's and sent pursers through this Hospital Corpsman training, to serve in a combined administrative and medical role on civilian tankers, freighters, and oilers.^ I served as a hosptial corpsman during the VietNam war.

^ He was a SEAL trained Navy Corpsman who is a credit to the Marine Corps and Navy.

^ The following information is from the United States Navy .
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

.Prior to this, there were no competent trained personnel to perform first aid aboard these vessels.^ As each survivor was brought aboard Schrum examined him and rendered necessary first aid.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Men who enter the Hospital Corps with training or experience in first aid have an excellent background for a basic professional activity of their Corps.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Purser-Corpsman was trained in anatomy, physiology, pharmacy, clinical laboratory, hygiene and sanitation, emergency treatment, first aid, and nursing.^ Students spend most of the first 2 years of medical school in laboratories and classrooms, taking courses such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, microbiology, pathology, medical ethics, and laws governing medicine.
  • Physicians and Surgeons 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ PA education includes classroom and laboratory instruction in subjects like biochemistry, pathology, human anatomy, physiology, clinical pharmacology, clinical medicine, physical diagnosis, and medical ethics.
  • Physician Assistants 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hospital Corps duties begin with the practical nursing care of the sick, and range through the fields of first aid, clinical laboratory, X-ray, physical therapy, pharmacy, field sanitation, embalming, commissary and messing, dental and surgical assisting and mechanical dentistry, care and accounting of medical property and stores, and all Medical Department clerical work.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They were taught how to administer injections, treat compound fractures, administer blood plasma, and suture wounds.^ Here broken bones are splinted, shrapnel wounds are sutured and bandaged, life-saving plasma is administered, and many lives are salvaged by Navy Hospital Corpsmen.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Maritime Service’s Hospital Corps School was founded at the Sheepshead Bay training station on December 7, 1942. Surgeon S.S. Heilwell (R), United States Uniformed Public Health Service, was placed in charge of training.^ All the inter - service rivalry aside, the Marine Corps had been so short of manpower and helicopters, for so long, that most Marines were elated to have the United States Army - Americal Division join their sorry asses in the North.

^ Hospital Corpsmen serve on the sea and underneath its surface; on shore stations at home and beyond the seas; with Navy and Marine Corps flyers; and with Marines in the field.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I am United States Navy Hospital Corpsman, My interest are only in my country, my family, football, and Medicine.
  • MySpace - Majority - 25 - Male - San Diego, California - myspace.com/colaclassic 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The course was taught over four months, with a 12 week period of didactic classroom experience and four weeks of practical experience at a Marine hospital.^ These rotations include a minimum four-week experience in a medically underserved or culturally diverse area.

^ During a recent 12-month period more than 700 Naval Reserve Hospital Corpsmen were thus selected by the Chief of Naval Personnel for officer candidate training or for direct commissioning in various branches of the naval service.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The traditional program consists of twenty-four months of full-time didactic and clinical instruction and requires campus residency.

The original class of 331 students resulted in 239 graduates on March 12, 1943, but demand saw an increase in the class to 600 students, to cycle in 50 student classes starting on a weekly basis. .Training stations were instructed to provide careful scrutiny by examining boards for all candidates.^ Will provide comprehensive care from admission to discharge for all patients referred to the service.
  • Physician Employment in Wisconsin - Physician Jobs in Wisconsin 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC physicianjobswisconsin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Candidates must have sufficient motor function to execute movements reasonably required to provide care to patients.

^ Providing all in-flight medical care rquired.

Pursers on sea duty started arriving at the station on August 10, 1943. By January 1, 1944, there were 600 Purser-Corpsmen at sea, with 1,324 graduates in the Maritime Service.
.Selection required an above average mark on the General Classification Test and definite interest in both administration and health care.^ Family Practice, Western Wisconsin: Seeking a BC/BE Family Practitioner or BC/BE Med-Peds with interest in both inpatient and outpatient care.
  • Physician Employment in Wisconsin - Physician Jobs in Wisconsin 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC physicianjobswisconsin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ General pediatricians care for the health of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults.
  • Physicians and Surgeons 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Educational services (12%) Health care (12%) Public administration (9%) Food and beverage stores (7%) Accommodation and food services (7%) Food (5%) Truck transportation (4%) Most common occupations for males (%) .
  • Foreman, Arkansas (AR 71836) Detailed Profile - relocation, real estate, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, move, moving, houses news, sex offenders 25 September 2009 3:03 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

A survey reveals that the men have an IQ average of 130 and two years of college. .Pursers entering the hospital school are given ratings according to the length of time they have spent at sea.^ Following medical school, almost all M.D.s enter a residency—graduate medical education in a specialty that takes the form of paid on-the-job training, usually in a hospital.
  • Physicians and Surgeons 16 January 2010 9:23 UTC www.bls.gov [Source type: Academic]

^ Do they have transfer arrangements with a given hospital or do they just call 911?

^ Also spent time as an independent duty corpsman with the Navy Seebee's in Phu Bai after their "Doc" was sent home and before they could get another from the Navy.

.Those serving less than six months are given chief petty officer ratings and those with more than six months at sea receive ensign ratings.^ He went on to serve many more months saving more lives earning even more honor and respect from those around him.

^ And during extreme pain from his own wounds and disregarding the probability of his own death, Petty Officer Ingram pushed, pulled, cajoled and doctored his Marines for hours more.
  • Robert R. Ingram 22 September 2009 14:26 UTC www.mishalov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During a recent 12-month period more than 700 Naval Reserve Hospital Corpsmen were thus selected by the Chief of Naval Personnel for officer candidate training or for direct commissioning in various branches of the naval service.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Of the 50 men who enter the school each week, 30 are pursers and 20 were apprentice seaman.^ Men who enter the Hospital Corps with training or experience in first aid have an excellent background for a basic professional activity of their Corps.
  • HyperWar: United States Navy Hospital Corpsman 25 September 2009 15:49 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • Work Cited: Mast Magazine May 1944, Mast Magazine August 1944, Mast Magazine May 1945

See also

References

  1. ^ "FMSS Student Handbook". Brookside Press. http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/OperationalMedicine/DATA/operationalmed/Manuals/FMSS/fmss_student_handbook.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  2. ^ BMC Mayport (2003-06-19). "Happy 105th Birthday To The Hospital Corps". http://www.mayportmirror.com/stories/061903/may_hospitalcorps001.shtml. 
112th Hospital Corps birthday on 17 June 2010.

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