Quote from buckeye rn/emt-p
just looking for any info anyone might have on what could be expected with a mos of 66hm5 (er) for a reserve rn. what would monthly and 2 week drill consist of? if/when called up for duty, where would one expect to serve - forward area vs base vs hospital? if you currently serve in the reserves with this mos, what are your thoughts, likes, dislikes? how many hours are required to hold this specialty as a reservist - i once heard 1500hrs/year? any other interesting info would be much appreciated.
thanks, and wishing all a great 4th of july weekend!
hi there buckeye:
i am a 66h8a (critical care nurse) but in regards to attending your monthly battle assembly or drill: it would depend upon what type of tpu (troop program unit) you are assigned to and their metl (mission essential task list). when i was in the reserves (msu or medical support unit) we (66h8a's and 66h5m's) weren't assigned to a hospital. we would teach the other 66h's or 68w's, 68wm6's, 88m's etc (example: insertion of intravenous lines, what to do with an open abdominal wound).
if you are assigned to a csh (combat support hospital) then you may also be assigned to work, during your required weekend drill or ba, to a hospital.
during your yearly at (annual training) you may end up going to fort mccoy (wi) for your 14 days of "training" perhaps putting up and taking down a 44 bed csh, qualifying on the 9mm or m16, or go on a medrete (medical reserves training exercise) to el salvador, haiti or the like.
if you have the necessary hours (again i think it is ~ 1500 - 1700 hours) of work in an ed then you would be granted the asi (additonal skill identifier) of 5m as long as you have the paperwork submitted to your chief nurse attached to your tpu [and it is accepted by branch] or you could request to attend the 5m course (but not sure how that works in the reserves, i know, for sure, you must attend and graduate oblc first)
as far as deployments you would most likely be assigned profis to a csh or a fst (forward surgical team)
i am sure another forum member will have more complete answers for you!