d. Physical Training
Physical training and exertion should be geared to the capabilities of the
individual to prevent unnecessary fatigue.
Extra periods of physical exercise as a disciplinary measure are not
e. Personal Hygiene. Supervisory personnel should constantly instruct
trainees in the principles of good personal hygiene, with particular emphasis on the
INSTRUCT TRAINEES in PRINCIPLES of
GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE
Proper use of clothing and equipment to avoid
overheating, and particularly, chilling.
Covering the mouth when coughing and sneezing.
Frequent cleansing of mouth and teeth.
(1) "Buddy system" to detect disease. An extension of the "buddy system,"
which is used to prevent cold injuries (para 5-4c) and to detect attached ticks in some
training areas, may be useful in detecting early signs of respiratory disease---particularly
Buddies are responsible for getting each other to report to sick call at
the earliest symptom of respiratory infection.
This aids in preventing the highly motivated trainee from endangering
his health-or-life by not reporting for early diagnosis and treatment.
(2) Admission policy for hospitals/dispensaries
In addition, hospitals and dispensaries providing health care to
training centers should follow a very liberal admissions policy.
Over-hospitalization is far better than running the risk of overlooking
the symptoms of a severe respiratory infection such as meningitis.