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  • 1. U.S. Field Medical Card (FMC)
  • 2.
    • Given a simulated battlefield casualty requiring assessment, treatment and evacuation to the next level of medical care, complete the required critical information on the DD Form 1380 U.S. Field Medical Card (FMC) to ensure continuity of care. Perform all measures IAW FM 8-10-6, Medical Evacuation in a Theater of Operations: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures.
    Terminal Learning Objective
  • 3.
    • Given the essential components of a DD Form 1380 U.S. Field Medical Card (FMC), designate the appropriate location for the given information to accurately complete the FMC IAW FM 8-10-6, Medical Evacuation in a Theater of Operations: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures.
    Enabling Learning Objectives
  • 4.
    • Given essential (simulated) casualty information to be incorporated into a DD Form 1380 U.S. Field Medical Card (FMC), properly annotate the casualty’s administrative and patient care information in the appropriate location to accurately complete the FMC, IAW FM 8-10-6, Medical Evacuation in a Theater of Operations: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures.
    Enabling Learning Objectives
  • 5.
    • The Field Medical Card (FMC), is part of a soldier’s official and permanent medical treatment records.
    • Aids medical treatment staff by having a record of the patient care initiated, prior to the patient's arrival to the medical facility.
    • This record may prevent accidental medication overdose, alert the receiving medical facility to any special patient care needed for treatment, and provides an accurate record of care already given.
    General
  • 6. Components and Requirements of the FMC
  • 7.
    • The field medical card (DD Form 1380) is used to document medical care given to casualties in a theater of operations.
    Use
  • 8. Components
    • Field medical cards are issued as a pad of 20 cards.
    • Each pad contains an original card, a carbon protective sheet and a duplicate.
    • Each pad has a copper wire attached to fasten to the casualty.
  • 9. Requirements on FMC
    • Reviewed by and signed by supervising AMEDD officer.
    • Prepared on any casualty treated in theater of operations.
    • Attached to casualty’s clothing using given wire.
  • 10. Block 1
    • Full name.
    • Rank/grade.
    • Social security number (SSN).
    • Military occupational specialty (MOS) or area of concentration for specialty code.
    • Religion and sex.
    1. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME / NOM ET PRENOM RANK/GRADE MALE/HOMME FEMALE/FEMME RELIGION/RELIGION SPECIALTY CODE / GPM SSN / NUMERO MATRICULE
  • 11.
    • Use the figures in the block to show the location of the injury or injuries.
    • Check the appropriate box(es) to describe the casualty's injury/ies.
    Block 3 BC / BC NBI / BCN DISEASE/MALADIE PSYCH / PSYCH AIRWAY / TRACHEE HEAD / TETE WOUND / BLESSURE NECK/BACK INJURY / BLESSURE AU COU/AU DOS BURN / BRULURE AMPUTATION / AMPUTATION STRESS / TENSION OTHER (Specify) / AUTRE (Specifier)
  • 12.
    • Check the appropriate box for level of consciousness.
    Block 4 4. LEVEL OF CONCIOUSNESS / NIVEAU DE CONSCIENCE ALERT / ALERTE VERBAL RESPONSE / REPONSE VEBALE PAIN RESPONSE / REPONSE A LA DOULER UNRESPONSIVE / SANS REPONSE
  • 13.
    • Check the yes or no box.
    • Write the dose administered.
    • Write the date and time it was administered.
    Block 7 7. MORPHINE / MORPHINE DOSE / DOSE TIME / HEURE
  • 14. Block 9
    • Write treatment given.
    • Use block 14 for additional space.
    Multiple LW over anterior aspect of body due to hand grenade explosion. NKDA. Field dressings and pressure dressing applied. 9. TREATMENT/OBSERVATIONS/CURRENT MEDICATIONS/ALLERGIES/NBC (ANTIDOTE) TRAITEMENT/OBSERVATIONS/PRESENTE MEDICATION/ALLERGIES/ANTIDOTES
  • 15. Block 11
    • Your initials on the far right of the block.
    11.PROVIDER/UNIT / OFFICIER MEDICALE/UNITE DATE/DATE (YYMMDD)
  • 16.
    • Block 2 - enter the casualty's unit and country of whose armed forces they are a member. Check the armed services of the casualty.
    • Block 5 - write the casualty's pulse rate and the time that the pulse was measured.
    • Block 6 – check the “yes” or “no” box. If a tourniquet is applied, write the time/date.
    Document as time permits:
  • 17.
    • Block 8 - write in the time, date and type of IV solution given.
    • Block 10 - check the appropriate box. Write the date and time of disposition.
    • Block 12 - write the time and date of the casualty's arrival. Record the blood pressure, pulse and respirations in the space provided.
    Document as time permits:
  • 18.
    • Block 13 - document the appropriate comments by the date and time of observation.
    • Block 14 - document the provider's orders by date and time. Record the dose of tetanus administered and the time it was administered. Record the type and dose of antibiotic administered and the time it was administered.
    Document as time permits:
  • 19.
    • Block 15 - the signature of the provider or medical officer and date is written in this block.
    • Block 16 - check the appropriate box and enter the date and time.
    Document as time permits:
  • 20.
    • Block 17 - this block will be completed by the United Ministry Team. Check the appropriate box of the service provided. The signature of the chaplain providing the service is written in this block.
    Document as time permits:
  • 21.
    • Abraded wound - Abr W
    • Contused wound - Cont W
    • Fracture (compound) open - FC
    • Fracture (compound) open comminuted - FCC
    • Fracture simple (closed) - FS
    • Lacerated wound - LW
    Authorized Abbreviations
  • 22.
    • Multiple wounds - MW
    • Penetrating wound - Pen W
    • Perforating wound - Perf W
    • Severe - SV
    • Slight - SL
    • Gun Shot Wound - GSW
    Authorized Abbreviations
  • 23.
    • Remove DD Forms 1380 from your medical aid bag.
    • Remove the protective sheet from the carbon copy.
    • Complete the minimum required blocks.
    Steps in Initiating the Field Medical Card
  • 24.
    • Keep the completed white sheet (without wire).
    • Attach top form to casualty's uniform by twisting wire after threading it through the top buttonhole of uniform. Keep FMC in plain view.
    • Do not attach to body armor or LCE/LCV.
    Steps in Initiating the Field Medical Card
  • 25. After completing the required blocks, attach it to the casualty.
  • 26. Summary
    • The Field Medical Card is a patient's lifeline when passed from one Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) to another.
    • Mistakes or omissions on this form may cost lives.
    • Be sure you have mastered this procedure well.
  • 27. Questions?