Advanced Medic Instructor Training

AMIT LogoThe Advanced Medic Instructors Training program is a collaborative effort between the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, the University of North Carolina Hospitals both based at Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the United States Army Special Operations Command for Medical Training (USASOM) based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Trained and certified as Nationally Registered Paramedics, these medics have also completed the Advanced Tactical Practitioner program (USSOCOM equivalent certification) with many of the participants having practiced their skills in isolation and in austere settings that include foreign theaters of conflict and peace.

Description:

This novel program focuses on furthering the medical training and education of these personnel in the setting of an academic medical center for the purpose of providing professional clinical internship, to obtain necessary clinical observation and hands on experience from clinical medicine, to trauma and burn trauma management of the critically injured.

Areas of concentration for this program include but are not limited to: the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center, Burn Center ICU, the Surgical ICU, OR’s for Burn, Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Anesthesia ranging from regional anesthesia, to procedural sedation to general anesthesia and general clinical care settings.

This 160 hour program centers around the principles that academic medicine at the University of North Carolina is one of the best teaching environments in the world, and USSOCOM certified Medics are some of the most skilled combat medical personnel in the world. Thus, this program is an extraordinary opportunity for these two leaders to collaborate and further the cause of preparing this group for future missions.

Objectives:

  • Develop and enhance skills in clinical assessment and treatment of patients and their families while in the setting of an academic medical center.
  • Understand that practice-based learning involves investigation and evaluation of patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care.
  • Understand anatomy, physiology, pathology and natural history, and the affects they have on body function and their role in effective patient care.
  • Describe different etiology and develop definitive treatments.
  • Learn to formulate patient care plans based on careful analysis and investigation of clinical presentation.
  • Develop a deeper understanding effective patient care plans.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
  • Understand and practice high quality, cost effective patient care
  • Demonstrate knowledge of risk-benefit analysis in patient care plans.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of different specialists and other health care professionals in overall patient management.
  • Explain the rational for performance and diagnostic criteria in screening and imaging.
  • Learn how to track, document, monitor, and modify patient care plans based on clinical presentations and expected outcomes.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate and communicate with other health care professional in managing quality, cost effective care for patients with complex health care needs.
  • Understand and develop knowledge and skills in the assessment and treatment of patients in various hospital settings, including but not limited to Burn Center, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Operating Rooms, Emergency Department, etc.
  • Recognize treatments for various etiologies.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and initiate treatment of various clinical presentations.
  • Observe and participate in patient care alongside other health care providers during various clinical procedures.

Target Audience:

Instructors from the United States Army Special Operations Command, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. These are experienced providers of medical care, who at times are isolated from ancillary support, and providing care in austere and harsh environments in time of war and peace.

Continuing Education:

Prehospital Providers: Continuing education credits are pending.

Registration and Fees:

Registration is limited to personnel provided by the United States Army and closed to civilian personnel. Individual registration is managed remotely by the United States Army Special Operations Command for Medical Training at Fort Bragg, NC.

Instruction:

The cadre of instructors for this program includes physicians, and other personnel so designated by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

Program Director: Bruce A. Cairns, MD