CORRESPONDENCE COURSE OF
THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT CENTER AND SCHOOL
REFRIGERATOR AND FIELD SINK
In this subcourse, you will learn how to maintain and repair a refrigerator and
how to maintain a field sink.
If a refrigerator fails at home, food could spoil. If a refrigerator fails in the
medical field, thousands of dollars in lost medicine could occur. This could cost
someone his or her life.
When surgery is performed in the field, the chance of infection increases. To
help prevent infections, field medical personnel use the field sink. It is vital that you
know how to maintain and repair the refrigerator and field sink.
This subcourse consists of two lessons and an appendix. They are:
Lesson 1, Refrigerator Maintenance.
Lesson 2, Field Sink Maintenance.
Appendix, Troubleshooting Guide for the Refrigerator.
Upon successful completion of the examination for this subcourse, you will be
awarded 5 credit hours.
To receive credit hours, you must be officially enrolled and complete an
examination furnished by the Nonresident Instruction Branch at Fort Sam Houston,
You can enroll by going to the web site http://atrrs.army.mil and enrolling under
"Self Development" (School Code 555).
A listing of correspondence courses and subcourses available through the
Nonresident Instruction Section is found in Chapter 4 of DA Pamphlet 350-59, Army
Correspondence Course Program Catalog. The DA PAM is available at the following