SKILLS TO BE DEVELOPED OR ENHANCED BY THE MEDICAL
NONCOMMISIONED OFFICER COURSE
a. This course is designed to provide training in these areas:
(1) Administering advanced emergency and routine outpatient medical
treatment to battle and non-battle casualties.
Supervising field and clinical medical facilities.
(3) Assisting with technical and administrative management of medical
(4) Providing instruction for initial skills and as a review to update previously
b. The medical NCO must have a thorough knowledge of all the skills and duties
of the 91B as a basis for the supervisory and administrative functions which form a
substantial part of his job. Knowledge of the skills and duties of subordinate level
positions is assumed for this course. You may wish to review the appropriate material
from an earlier course or from Army/civilian texts before completing the advanced
material in this course.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES OF THE TRAINED MEDICAL NONCOMMISIONED
The trained medical NCO will provide the unit with skills and abilities to deal with:
a. Advanced Trauma Situations. Trauma care may include all types of bodily
injury, any actions needed to save life or limb, and diseases that may impair normal
bodily function. On the battlefield, final responsibility for medical care decisions rests
with the most highly trained medical person available (this should be the physician).
Under this assumption, the medical NCO will provide or assist in providing all required
b. Unit Training. The medical NCO will be competent to organize and direct
medical training of all personnel in his assigned unit. The training provided will suit the
needs of each type of unit, to include both enlisted and officer personnel.
c. Leadership Skills. The medical NCO is proficient in management of medical
treatment facilities (MTF), in counseling subordinates, in the operations of ambulance
sections, and in the operations of other medical sections. Among his other skills, he
can deal with mass casualty situations and interpret orders.