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    NATO Soldiers Learn Life Saving Techniques

    Courtesy Photo | Spc. Shelley Broadhead, combat medic with Company C, 801st Brigade Support Battalion,...... read more read more



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    By Capt. James Lowe
    506th Public Affairs Officer

    BAGHDAD - North Atlantic Treaty Organization Soldiers assigned to the Iraqi Military Academy of Rustamiyah trained with Soldiers from 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 506th Regimental Combat Team, on Eagle First Responder life-saving techniques Wednesday.

    Soldiers and officers from the countries of Great Britain, Romania, Hungary and Poland participated in the life-saving courses during the train-the-trainer classes. Completing the course will provide them the ability to train their Soldiers in Eagle First Responder to the certification level.

    Soldiers participating learned advanced life saving techniques ranging from applying a tourniquet, intravenous therapy, treatment for shock and other first-aid techniques. During the eight-hour training event, the Soldier medics from 801st BSB provided instruction on techniques currently used in Iraq.

    "These techniques are combat-tested and proven to save lives. By conducting combined operations, we provide a training platform for others to learn the 101st Airborne Division's standard of being an Eagle First Responder," said Capt. Ryan Schwankhart, 801st BSB operations officer.

    "This is the training that directly impacts lives on the dangerous roads of Iraq," said Maj. Anpal Kiss, the IMAR Surgeon, a general practitioner from Hungary. "We are excited to participate in this training along side our Coalition partners."

    "Great training. This is far more comprehensive than what our ground forces usually receive. The procedures and equipment used by U.S. forces help to improve our ability to care for wounded on the battlefield," said British Command Sgt. Maj. Alan Bissett.

    Training went into the evening, with all personnel administering IV fluids in buddy teams and participating in scenario-based medical evaluation exercises. Training came to an end when the NATO students completed the required tasks to standard and successfully met the training objectives.



    Date Taken: 02.09.2006
    Date Posted: 02.09.2006 12:13
    Story ID: 5353
    Location: BAGHDAD, IQ

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