Preparing Yourself for the Expert Field Medical Badge

Utilize these correspondence courses prior to starting an EFMB test.  The courses will refresh your previously learned skills and enhance the learning process during the course.  

Give them a try; if nothing else you can get promotion points for completing the correspondence courses.

You can registered online for the courses.  Just click on the correspondence course number and fill out the application.

081-MD0001 Evacuation in the Field -
One-man and two-man manual carries, transporting patients on litters, improvising litters, loading patients into field ambulances and converted military vehicles, loading patients into air ambulances and requesting aeromedical evacuation .

081-MD0006 Basic Human Anatomy -
Introduction to basic human anatomy. Tissues of the body. Structure and structural relationships within the following human systems: integumentary and fascial, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, urogenital, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, and nervous systems.

081-MD0007 Basic Human Physiology -
Introduction to basic human physiology. Physiology of cells and miscellaneous tissues. Envelopes of the body. Physiology of the following human systems: skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, cardiovascular, endocrine, and nervous systems. The special senses. Elementary human genetics.

081-MD0008 Introduction to Military Preventive Medicine -
Disease problems of military units and preventive medicine resources in field operations and fixed installations; medical aspects of water supply and principles of water purification; waste disposal procedures for military units; field water purification and waste disposal procedures; and improvised field sanitary devices.

081-MD0010 Basic Medical Terminology-
A study of basic medical terms. A programed text defining the most common stems, prefixes, and suffixes used to build a medical vocabulary.

081-MD0152 Diseases of Military Importance-
Epidemiology, prevention and control of selected diseases of military importance; prevntion of injuries due to environmental extremes; the Army immunization program.

081-MD0453 Aeromedical Evacuation-
Policy, responsibility and organization for aeromedical evacuation by the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force.

081-MD0532 CPR-
Performing rescue breathing and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on adults, children, and infants. Removing upper airway obstruction in adult, children and infants.

081-MD0531 Taking Vital Signs-
Procedures for taking and recording a patient's temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure.

081-MD0533 Treating Fractures in the Field-
Applying splints to the upper and lower extremeties. Applying traction splints. Immobilizing a casualty with a suspected spinal fracture.

081-MD0534 Treating Chemical and Biological Agent Casualties-
Types of chemical and biological agents. Treating yourself for exposure to nerve agents. Treating casualties exposed to chemical (nerve, blood, blister, and choking) agents.

081-MD0535 Communicable Diseases and Field Sanitation-
Types of communicable diseases and methods of transmission. Preventive measures including field water treatment, food storage and preparation, disposal of human and liquid wastes, disposal of garbage and rubbish, and control of arthropods and rodents.

081-MD0542 Management of Patients with Respiratory Dysfunctions-
Use of oral pharyngeal airways (J-tube) and bag-valve-mask (BVM) devices; oral and nasotracheal suctioning; preparing an oxygen cylinder for use; and administering oxygen using nasal prongs and face mask.

081-MD0547 Eye, Ear, Nose Injuries-
Treatment of eye, ear and nose injuries. Includes irrigating an eye, removing foreign objects in the eye, treating burns, applying ointment, irrigating an ear, and treating nosebleed.

081-MD0548 Environmental Injuries- Treatment of heat injuries, cold injuries, snakebites, insect bites and stings, and plant contact dermatitis.

081-MD0549 Psychosocial Issues-
Substance abuse, providing initial care for a casualty suffering from combat stress reaction, applying restraining devices, referring for treatment a potentially suicidal patient, managing behavioral emergencies, identifying the physical and emotional characteristics associated with death and dying and providing postmortem care.

081-MD0552 Administration of IM, SC, and IM Injections-
Administering the three types of injections and immunizations.

081-MD0553 IV Infusions-
Intravenous infusions and managing patients with IVs. Obtaining blood specimens and managing patients with anaphylactic shock.

081-MD0554 Treating Wounds in the Field-
Controlling bleeding using field dressings, pressure dressings, pressure points, and tourniquets. Treating head, chest and abdominal injuries. Treating burns, hypovolemic shock and soft tissue injuries. Applying bandages.

081-MD0556 Basic Patient Care Procedures-
Making a patient's bed; bathing a patient; moving and positioning a patient; and performing routine patient hygiene.

081-MD0564 Blood, Electrolytes and IV Infusions-
Blood factors and their function during trauma; blood types/groups and their bearing on transfusions. Kinds of body fluids; normal and abnormal body fluid conditions; functions of electrolytes in homeostasis. Kinds of fluids suitable for intravenous infusion and their uses; special requirements for transfusions; infusion procedures and equipment; uses of the venous cutdown procedure.

081-MD0568 Respiratory Diseases and Disorders-
Describes the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system; physical assessment of the respiratory system; infectious respiratory diseases; chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases; respiratory disorders; and tuberculosis.

081-MD0569 Chest and Airway Problems-
Chest trauma, airway management with an esophageal obturator airway and with an endotracheal tube. Procedures necessary to perform a cricothyrotomy.

081-MD0571 Cardiac Impairment-
Explains basic cardiac life support, dysrhythmia recognition and treatment, and cardiac arrest.

081-MD0572 The Central Nervous System-
Anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system. Physical assessment of the central nervous system; central nervous system diseases and disorders; seizures; and central nervous system trauma.

081-MD0576 Wound Care-
Wound healing and wound care; contaminated burns; and burns.

081-MD0584 Obstetrics and Pediatrics-
Describes normal emergency childbirth; abnormal childbirth; and how to recognize signs of child abuse

081-MD0577 The Musculoskeletal System I-
Diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Diseases and disorders of the feet.

081-MD0588 Environmental Diseases/Injuries I-
Overview of harmful snake bites and insect stings, harmless snakes and insects, anaphylactic shock, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis.

081-MD0589 Environmental Diseases/Injuries II-
Arthropod-borne diseases, animal-borne diseases, helminthic diseases and malaria.

081-MD0804 Pharmacology I-
First in a series of five subcourses that deal with pharmacology. Include concepts of anatomy and physiology which led to a more in-depth understanding of the pharmacological concepts discussed. Emphasis is placed upon current drug therapy (indications, uses, side effects, and contraindications of medications). Professional references in pharmacy; anatomy, physiology, and pathology principles important to pharmacology; the central nervous system; local anesthetic agents and central nervous system stimulants.

081-MD0900 Basic Mathematics-
Fundamental procedures for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; converting to and from the metric system of measurements.

081-MD0913 Drug Dosage and Therapy-
Interpreting medical orders. The metric and apothecary systems. Dose calculations introduction to basic pharmacology. Antiseptics and disinfectants, respiratory drugs, central nervous system drugs, autonomic and cardiovascular drugs, and drugs used to prevent and/or treat infections.

081-MD0916 Nursing Care Related to Musculoskeletal-
Patient assessment techniques, special orthopedic equipment, mobilization aids, care of patients with casts and traction, care of patients with contusions,
sprains, strains, dislocation, fractures, and amputation.

081-MD0917 Nursing Care Related to Cardiovascular/Respirator-
Anatomy and physiology, diagnostic procedures, physical examination, C-V disorders, sudden cardiac death, nursing management of respiratory disorders, and pulmonary drainage.

081-MD0918 Nursing Care Related to Gastrointestinal/Urinary-
Anatomy and physiology, patient assessment techniques diagnostic procedures, gastrointestinal intubation, gavage, lavage, gastrostomy, ileostomy, colostomy, gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, urinary catheterization and drainage, urinary tract infections, disorders of the urinary system, renal failure.

081-MD0919 Nursing Care Related to Sensory/Neurological-
Patient assessment techniques, disorders of the eye and ear, treatment for the eye and ear, care of the unconscious patient, infectious and degenerative disorders of one nervous system, head and spine injuries, and disorders of the brain and cranial nerves.