Capt. Cornelia Willis, a nurse with C Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), and an instructor, explains how to use an electrocardiogram to find cardiac abnormalities in a nurse clinical training day on April 9, 2020, at Medical Simulation Training Center, Fort Drum, N.Y. Right: Medics practice wrapping and moving a patient. The classes provided additional training for medics in areas with which they may not be familiar, as well as skills that are outside their scope of practice but may be needed in an emergency situation. (U.S. Army Photos by Spc. Charlotte Carulli)
10th Mountain Division hosts nurse clinical training
Spc. Charlotte Carulli
27th Public Affairs Detachment
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (April 9, 2020) – Medics with 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated in an in-depth nurse clinical training day April 9 at the Medical Simulation Training Center on post.
The training provided additional tools for medics to use in situations with which they may not be familiar. The course also taught skills that are outside their scope of practice but may be needed in emergency situations.
“Most of the medics are familiar with trauma-like settings where they come in, stabilize someone, and then evacuate them,” said Capt. Paul Yi, an instructor and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team nurse. “What they learned today are all skills that medics can implement in their careers, even if they were forward deployed overseas.”
The eight-hour training included lessons on basic medication administration, oxygen augmentations and ventilators, body mechanics and moving patients, and using an electrocardiogram to find cardiac abnormalities.
Pvt. Maxwell Siner, a medic from C Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, said he felt fortunate to be a part of the training event.
“I am happy to be a part of this course, because at advanced individual training we didn’t learn how to move patients in a hospital setting,” Siner said. “Instead, we focused on a trauma setting. We didn’t learn how to take care of them in a more compassionate way and long term. We learned how to get the job done and how to do it efficiently.”
“I think the training has gone very well,” Yi said. “The Soldiers are taking the classes very seriously and are being very attentive. We are very glad to have them on board.”