To provide life saving techniques and strategies among the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Services, the Office of The Chief Nurse (OTCN) in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Service School (AFPMSS) and Office of the Chief Nurse Air Force conducted a five-day Emergency Tactical Casualty Care and Air Lift Training from December 7-11, 2015 at Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
A total of fifty-six (56) participants from the Nurse Corps officers and corpsmen/hospital men of the different Military Treatment Facilities (MTFS), composed of sixteen (16) students from Philippine Army (PA); six (6), Philippine Air Force (PAF); thirteen (13), Philippine Navy (PN); two (2), Philippine Military Academy (PMA); eleven (11), Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps (AFPMC); two (2), Presidential Security Group (PSG); two (2), Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital (CGEASH); two (2), North Luzon Command (NOLCOM) and two (2) from South Luzon Command (SOLCOM) attended the said training at the Air Force General Hospital and Protacio Park, CJVAB, Pasay City.
Highlighted in the closing ceremony was the presentation of certificates to the participants by the Chief Nurse Air Force, COL HELEN N ROXAS NC (GSC), assisted the Deputy Chief Nurse AFP, COL JANINE QUINTANA NC (GSC) in presenting the certificates of completion to the graduates.
The training includes the combat casualty care and aero evacuation. It aims to develop the competencies of the participants in providing life saving measures to casualty in the frontline. Further, it is also included in the course the relevant concept of the AFP health evacuation system in relation to the emergency Tactical Airlift Operation to increase the chances of survival during the conduct of mission.
Emergency Tactical Casualty Care and Air Lift Training introduce evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield.Public Information Office, Headquarters Philippine Air Force