in researching FST's, which in talking with a recruiter I would be eligible to join given my background. I found a youtube video posted in late 2016 of a field training excersize and I must say it pissed me off. Is this considered par? I am a nurse manager and run the show when it comes to acute surgical trauma and what I see in this video disappointed me and prompted me to follow through with my plan of finishing grad school and then signing up to serve as an OR nurse in the reserves. I am not trying to bash anyone this just pissed me off.
Operating in the Warzone - field can be tricky!! - YouTube
By watching the first few minutes you can see that this is a training with students at a school house. By the hair and shirts they are SF medics learning how to do crachs. Yes, the tech should have know how to drape, if it was a ST at all. As far as counts, there are not done in this environment very often. As far as a "command presence" the civilian is watching how the team acts together. I just skimmed it before so my guess this is not even a FST but training for SF medics learning how to do surgery when they are by themselves and can not get the patient back to an FST or CSH. It is a good guess that there is not a nurse in the video and the surgeon is not a surgeon but a senior student.
FST’s will cross train medics to function as ST’s and ICU or ER nurses to work as circulatorys in the field.
Last edit by jeckrn on Oct 9