Hospital Corpsman Sickcall Screeners Handbook
"Desert Storm" demonstrated once again that Navy Hospital Corpsmen are vital membersof the Health Care Delivery Team. Their responsibilities and roles are expanding as arethe demands placed on them to provide quality health care. In order to meet thesedemands and better prepare Hospital Corpsmen, training is a necessity. The Sick CallScreeners Course is such a program and is directed at the junior Hospital Corpsmen (E-2to E-4). Here the Corpsmen are exposed to clinical subjects taught by a staff of highlyskilled personnel (Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, and Independent DutyCorpsmen). The goals and objectives of this course are:1.
To give the Corpsmen a better understanding of the clinical aspects of medicine ina Military Sick Call setting.2.
To expose corpsmen to the techniques of obtaining a history, performing aphysical exam and recording their findings in an outpatient record.3.
To learn the signs, symptoms and therapy for medical problems that are commonto military sickcall.
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