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The Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (NEC 8425) Shipboard Refresher Training Course is to provide enroute refresher training to Independent Duty Corpsman who are rotating to sea duty or specified isolated duty stations independent of a medical officer after completion of shore duty. This course will introduce the student to shipboard medical/dental administration; patient care, AMAL/ADAL and inventories; shipboard sanitation and potable water testing; SNAP Automated Medical Systems, Women at Sea program, Pest management, Basic laboratory, and mental health evaluations.
The course is open to HM E-5 through E-9 who are transferring to a ship or Sea duty.
This course is offered at Surface Warfare Medicine Institute, San Diego, CA & Portsmouth, VA
Offered every other month.
Maximum class size is 10 students.
Most students will be ordered to attend enroute to a shipboard assignment. Others may be sent by Chain of Command(COC) after arrival aboard. To confirm a seat in the course the member or member's COC should contact Quota Control or member's detailer. For registration assistance please contact the SWMI Fleet Training Officer: email@example.com.
15 Training Days
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Reference BUMEDINST 1500.22
Surface Warfare Medicine Institute
Group-paced; shipboard tours
Below is the list of the courses and training the student will receive. If you have completed any of these courses within one year prior to attending SFIDC Refresher Training, contact SWMI Fleet Training Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
7700 Arlington Blvd. Ste. 5113 Falls Church, VA 22042-5113
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