(4) Patient categories for whom the ITR is prepared.
(a) Every bed patient (military or civilian) in a hospital, fixed health clinic,
or convalescent center.
(b) Each liveborn infant delivered in one of those MTFs described in
paragraph (1) above.
(c) Carded for Record Only (CRO) cases. Military personnel treated as
outpatients for wounds incurred in action or patients dead on arrival at the MTF.
d. U.S. Field Medical Card (FMC).
(1) Description. A medical record used by aid stations, clearing stations, and
nonfixed troop or health clinics operating overseas, on maneuvers, or attached to
commands moving between stations. Data recorded on the FMC is similar to that
recorded on the Inpatient Treatment Record Cover Sheet, i.e., the name, SSAN and
grade of the patient and a brief description of medical care given. For transfer cases,
the FMC will be attached to the patient's clothing and will remain with him until he is
returned to duty or his arrival at a hospital. If the patient dies, the FMC will remain
attached to the body until interment.
(2) Form. DD Form 1380 is the U.S. Field Medical Card. DA Form 4006
(Field Medical Record Jacket) may be used as an envelope for the FMC.
(3) Characteristics unique to the FMC .
(a) The FMC may be used for all patient categories.
(b) The use of the FMC is covered by NATO STANAG 2132 and
(4) Situations for which the FMC is prepared.
(a) The FMC is used when any patient is treated at an aid station,
clearing station, or nonfixed troop or health clinic.
(b) The FMC is used for transfers between aid stations, clearing stations,
and nonfixed troop and health clinics.
(c) The FMC is used to record outpatient treatment in combat situations
when the health record is not readily available. It may also be used in mass casualty
situations. The original FMC is then filed in the patient's HREC or OTR.
(d) The FMC is used to prepare the Inpatient Treatment Record when a
transfer patient arrives at the hospital. The FMC then becomes part of the ITR.