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corpsman

(kôr′mən, kôrz′mən)
n.
An enlisted person in the US Navy, serving either with the Navy or the Marines, who has been trained to give first aid and basic medical treatment, especially in combat situations.

corpsman

(kor'man)
An enlisted person in the US Armed Forces who works as a member of the medical team. During duty in the armed forces he or she receives training and experience in one or more health-related fields. In wartime, a corpsman may be assigned as the only medically trained person to a field unit or a small ship.
Synonym: medic; medical corpsman
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Unlike our corpsmen counterparts, who attend the 10-week Fleet Marine Training Battalion to prepare to serve alongside Marines, which includes Marine Corps familiarization and intense physical training, logistics specialists are not afforded the opportunity.
The teams consisted of two Nurse Corps officers, and several corpsmen.
courts have awarded more than $10 billion to victims and their families of the 1983 suicide bombing, which killed 241 Marines and Navy medics, known as corpsmen, and wounded many others.
While those testing the CE marked machine are expert corpsmen who have experienced the medical demands of highly kinetic battlefields, Whedbe said anyone can operate it.
Other corpsmen and nurses hook the patient to monitors.
And although I had trained my corpsmen well, I had seen sucking chest wounds before and they hadn't I figured I would be in and out in 15 minutes" (pp.
A couple of minutes later, corpsmen arrived, loaded me onto a stretcher, and carried me to medical, where they gave me an IV.
Both Bills request $50,000 be appropriated to the New Mexico Board of Nursing in order to form a task force charged with creating an online nursing curriculum for military corpsmen and medics.
Along the way, however, he helped his fellow corpsmen treat casualties among the smaller fire teams who were engaged in the fight.
Navy corpsmen, nurses, and physicians artfully work alongside Marine aircrew and pilots.
Navy corpsmen or medics bound for Iraq and Afghanistan train on digitized mannequins that simulate a range of combat trauma.