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Dive Medical Technician School
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PURPOSE:

TO TRAIN SPECIAL OPERATIONS MEDICS AS DIVING MEDICAL TECHNICIANS

SCOPE:
ANATOMY OF RESPIRATORY, CIRCULATORY, AND
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 

GAS EMBOLISMS

THEORY OF DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS

DIVING DISEASES

CHAMBER OPERATIONS

LIFESAVING/ACCIDENT MANAGEMENT


OBJECTIVES: Special Operations Forces medical personnel qualified as Diving Medical Technicians.  Personnel are trained in anatomy, physiology, and diagnostic procedures; diving emergencies and injuries; diving operations; and field training exercise.

Reporting Instructions:

 1.  Students will report to building KW 100, United States Naval Air Station, Trumbo Point Annex, Key West, Florida, during duty hours and to the charge of quarters (CQ) building KW 700, after duty hours.  Students will report no earlier than 2 days prior to the reporting date (the dining facility will be closed prior to this time) and no later than 2400 on the reporting date.  Inprocessing will begin at 0800 on the following day in building KW 100.

 2.  It is imperative that all administrative actions or problems (to include finance) be settled with the studentís parent unit prior to the studentís departure from his home station.  The training site at Key West has no administrative assets to handle such actions.

 3.  Travel to Key West will be by commercial air or privately owned vehicle.

 4.  Students will be billeted in the Company C billets.  Mess facilities will be provided at no cost to the students.

 5.  Students should bring enough money for personal needs for 2 weeks (access to government check cashing facilities is limited).  Meal cards will be issued at Key West.  Statements of nonavailability will not be issued.
 
 

Prerequisites:  Male active Army or Reserve component enlisted.  Must be qualified as a Special Forces or Ranger medic, Navy SEAL or Air Force para-rescue or other DOD medical personnel assigned to or on duty as a special operations forces medic and pass a Scuba physical exam IAW 40-501, Chapter 5, paragraph 5-8, within two years of course completion date and must report with medical records on day of inprocessing.  Must meet the height and weight standards as outlined in AR 600-9.  Must pass an oxygen tolerance/chamber pressure test IAW AR 611-75, paragraph 2-1g.

If a waiver is required, the original SF 88, SF 93, and allied documents will be forwarded directly to the USASOC Surgeon IAW AR 40-501, Chapter 8, para 8-26c.  Training conducted at the U.S. Naval Air Station, Trumbo Point Annex, Key West, Florida.

Packing List:  As a minimum, each student will bring the following items of uniform and equipment:

 1.  Brown/olive drab (OD) T-shirts, four each, with last name stenciled on front and back.

 2.  Underwater demolition team (UDT) Army swim trunks (with standard OD name tape sewn on the right front leg, centered 1 inch above the bottom), two pairs each.

 3.  Battle dress uniform (BDU)/patrol cap with insignia, two each.  (Berets will not be worn at Key West).

 4.  White socks (no stripes or logos, no knee socks), four pairs each.

 5.  Identification tags, one pair each.

 6.  Military duffel/aviatorís bag, one each.

 7.  Calculator, hand-held, one each.

 8.  Loose-leaf binder/notebook, one each.

Note:  Students may wear personal wet suit booties, coral booties, or a similar type footgear for the swims.  However, Company C will not issue these items to the students.