Some registered nurses may work exclusively in the field. These nurses are not only trained in emergency medicine, but also have expertise specific to the deployed environment. For example, flight nurses must be trained in altitude physiology as they provide medical care during flight. Flight nurses serve as air crew members, provide aeromedical evacuation for combat casualties, administer emergency care, and treat flight related conditions.
Field nurses work in hospitals and clinics. Some work in sick bays aboard ships or in mobile field hospitals. Others work in airplanes that transfer patients to medical centers.
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Field Nurses in the Military
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Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for field nurses primarily consists of classroom instruction, conferences, demonstrations, and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Practices and principles of military nursingCare of emotionally-disturbed patientsHealthcare for childrenNursing techniquesAnesthesia, respiratory therapy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitationRead More
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