MEDICAL TRAINING TEAM (MTT)
Ref: (a) FXP-4
(b) COMNAVSURFLANT/PACINST 6000.1 series
1. Discussion. In ship classes with Medical Departments headed by Medical Officers there will be a separate Medical Training Team (MTT). The Medical Training Team is responsible for developing a well trained-crew capable of conducting basic first aid in all environments. In support of this goal the MTT must ensure that operational and casualty scenarios are conducted and evaluated regularly to verify readiness. Scenarios and evolutions must be preceded by thorough preparation through formal schools, shipboard lectures, individual study, walk through scenarios and possibly, remedial training. The training must be integrated with the ship's long range training plan and include all major evolutions and schedule milestones such as LOA, CART, FEP, deployment, etc. It must address all training that must be completed to meet these goals and milestones.
a. The goal of the Medical Training Team (MTT) is to train the repair lockers, stretcher bearers and other personnel designated in references (a) and reference (b) to accomplish the following objectives:
(1) Assess the qualifications and train individual crew members in the performance of their duties in first aid and emergency medical procedures.
(2) Plan, brief, and conduct shipwide medical training using applicable instructions and publications.
(3) Propose a training schedule of required exercises to the ship's training officer quarterly to maintain a high level of proficiency in personnel casualty control.
(4) Analyze any problem areas and initiate corrective actions to eliminate the possibility of personnel injury and damage to equipment.
a. Team Leader. The MTT Leader is normally the Senior Medical Officer (SMO).
b. Team Coordinator. The MTT Coordinator is normally the senior Corpsman.
c. Trainer/Evaluator. Assigned by the MTT leader based upon qualifications such as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certified, PQS qualified stretcher bearers etc. Selection should be based upon their ability to interact with people and yet critically assess their abilities.
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