(1) If you are initiating the card on the battlefield and you were the first
medical person to render care, enter the time you began your examination and
treatment of the casualty.
(2) If another medic began treating the casualty but did not initiate a field
medical card, enter the time the first medic began his examination and treatment.
(3) If a combat lifesaver, another nonmedical soldier, or the casualty himself
initiated care before you arrived, enter the time that you examined the casualty. Care
given by a nonmedical soldier does not constitute medical treatment.
i. Block 18. Enter the date and hour (using 2400-hour system) when the
casualty was injured. Be as accurate as possible when completing Blocks 13 and 18.
Blocks 13 and 18 will tell medical personnel at the MTF approximately how
much time elapsed between the injury and the start of medical treatment.
j. Block 19. Enter a brief description of the circumstances leading to the injury.
k. Block 27. If the casualty is to returned to duty (RTD) without further medical
treatment, enter "CRO-duty,"
INITIAL DISPOSITION OF THE FIELD MEDICAL CARD
Retain the carbon copy of the form in your book. Follow standing operating
procedures (SOP) for initial disposition of the carbon copies in the book.
a. Return to Duty. If the soldier is to RTD without inpatient treatment at a MTF
(CRO-duty), leave the original card in the book and return the soldier to duty. Follow
SOP for sending the card to higher headquarters within the command for coding.
b. Evacuation. If the casualty is to be evacuated to a MTF, remove the card
from the book and use the wire to attach the card to the casualty's clothing. The
information on the card will provide valuable information to other medical personnel who
treat the casualty.
RECORDING INFORMATION DURING EVACUATION
If you are a medical specialist assigned to an evacuation vehicle, record
additional information as needed on the casualties' FMC.
a. Treatment. If additional treatment is given to the casualty in route to the
MTF, enter the nature of the treatment, where it was given, and the date and hour it was
given in Block 32 of the FMC.