The health services staff is responsible for providing basic first aid care. Any care necessary above the scope of basic first aid will not be provided by encampment. Members will be taken to clinics, hospitals, and/or in emergencies 911 shall be used for any issue above the basic first aid scope of care. Only physician categories will have the title “medical officer” and only nurse categories will have the title “nurse officer” per CAPR 160-1. General health services section responsibilities include:
(1) Duty Assignment Prerequisite: All personnel assigned to ENC/HS shall have basic first aid and CPR certifications current prior to encampment. Senior health services staff should hold professional medical certification when possible.
(2) Provide basic first aid care to injured encampment participants. All care given must be documented on the FLWG Form 504, Cadet Activity Medical Information Form, and the health services log. Note: Care may be provided only at the basic first aid level regardless of the member’s civilian medical qualification. Anything beyond basic first aid care requires either ambulance or transport to a medical care provider.
(3) Maintain a health services log. Log will include names, CAPID’s, date and time, care given, and provider. This log should be a summary document that contains all data for all members seen by the health services section.
(4) All medications given will be logged in accordance with Chapter 13 of this instruction.
(5) Review all participant applications to screen for medical issues. Maintain a listing for each person with allergies, taking medication, and recent or recovering injuries.
(6) Maintain a supply of basic non prescription medications (over the counter) products and first aid supplies.
(7) Record all medications observed being taken by cadets on the respective cadet's FLWG Form 504.
(8) Brief and assist TAC officers and cadet staff with the care and prevention of blisters.
(9) Arrange for a basic first aid and CPR class during pre-encampment training or during the staff training portion prior to the cadet arrival time. If qualified as a basic first aid and CPR instructor, the ENC/HS may instruct this training. Training must be provided through an official first aid / CPR training provider (ex. Red Cross, AHA, etc).
(10) Monitor encampment compliance with CAPR 160-2, Handling of Cadet Medication, Chapter 13 of this instruction, and all other applicable CAP publications and directives.
(11) Cadet health services assistants will assist the senior health services officers at the encampment aid station. Cadets will be supervised by a senior health services officer at all times. Cadets 18 years of age or older holding emergency medical technician certification and current Florida state registry of EMT's may be given increased responsibility in accordance with the provisions of this instruction and CAPR 160-1 and CAPR 160-2 by the senior health services officer.