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Combat Casualty Care Course (C-4)

C-4 is a nine-day tri-service continuing medical education program designed to enhance the operational medical readiness skills of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, administrators and other specialty healthcare providers. Intended for medical professionals with minimal field exposure, C-4 prepares tri-service medical officers with the knowledge critical in conducting Level I & II healthcare operations in an austere, combat or tactical environment. C-4 provides training in leadership skills, field medical knowledge and the practical information needed for direct medical support of tactical units under combat conditions. The course begins with professional programs (eg. ATLS, PHTLS) at the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Fort Sam Houston, and then moves to a five-day field training exercise at Camp Bullis, Texas.

Required for Medical Officers within 3 years of assignment.  This course is recommended for all Dental Officers. Officers who have previously attended this course through DoD are not required to repeat.

Additional Information:
 Contact the CG-1121 Training Manager for additional information.

An email stating the applicant's desire to attend should be sent to the CG-1121 Training Manager. The request must have the applicants Emplid, unit address, supervisor’s name and signature. Also required in your request is an estimate of travel, per diem costs, registration costs and course dates. 

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Last Modified 1/12/2016