Accession Number : ADA189906

Title :   Tasks of the Shipboard Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman. Task Training Adequacy and Performance Frequency.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Steele, Timothy P

PDF Url : ADA189906

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : This study was conducted in response to a need for empirical data to facilitate the identification of essential independent duty corpsman (IDC) knowledge and skills and to enable for such purposes due consideration of unusual or infrequent clinical conditions/disorders and non-routine contingencies, such as combat casualty care, as well as routine IDC tasks. The specific objectives of the study were to (a) assess IDC senior medical department representative (SMDR) perceptions of the adequacy of their formal Navy preparation for shipboard duty independent of a physician, (b) identify individual, organizational, and operational discriminators of SMDR ratings of training adequacy, and (c) based on an extensive task inventory, document for reference use the frequency of specific disorder/conditions encounters and shipboard medical department tasks. Findings indicated that, in general, fleet experienced IDCs perceived their formal Navy preparation for serving as shipboard SMDRs as adequate. Exceptions for both ship and submarine SMDRs were ratings of inadequate training in the following areas: Psychological Disorders/Conditions, Podiatric Conditions Advanced Emergency Care, Advanced Nursing Care, And Non-medical File Maintenance.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL TRAINING, *MEDICAL PERSONNEL, *SHIP PERSONNEL, *SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, DISCRIMINATORS, EMERGENCIES, FLEETS(SHIPS), FREQUENCY, INVENTORY, JOBS, MEDICINE, MENTAL DISORDERS, NAVY, NURSING, ORDER DISORDER TRANSFORMATIONS, PHYSICIANS, PREPARATION, RATINGS, SHIPBOARD, TRAINING, NAVAL PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SKILLS, DECISION MAKING, HOSPITALS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research

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