Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Volume 7, Edition 1, Winter 2007. Training Supplement: USSOCOM Medic Certification Program
UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND MACDILL AFB FL
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Over the last twenty plus years, there have been issues and incidents that have shaped the face of SOF medicine. In this edition, the main effort is to get out the changes in the Tactical Medical Emergency Protocols TMEP and publish the accompanying TMEP drug list. Whether because of increasing legal cases, the medical community closing ranks to police their own, or because of changes in technology, the medical communities, both civilian and military, have become more stringent about abiding by governing policies and ensuring that medical providers of all levels practice to some level of agreed upon standard. Included in this edition is an article from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation CHEA on the Fundamentals of Accreditation, and extracts from the websites of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs CAAHEP, the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Profession CoAEMSP, and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care AAALAC. JSOMTCs compliance with these three accrediting organizations standards provides valuable training opportunities to our medics. The USSOCOM Medic Certification Program is the present standard of the Command. Included in this supplement is the newest version of the USSOCOM Tactical Emergency Protocols TMEPs. These protocols are for the SOF Advanced Tactical Practitioner ATP when operating in an austere environment where no other advanced medical care or advice is available.
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