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					                                                                                                   This career map provides a standardized framework and career enhancing information to individuals and managers for the professional development of the Army Civilian Corps. The map serves as the professional blueprint for your successful civil service career while providing information and guidance for
                                 Civilian Career Map                                               advancement.




Career Program:             CP 53 - Medical
Career Series:              0698 Environmental Health Technician

Qualifying for a Career     OPM Qualification Standard
Series Description                                  General Schedule                                                           General Schedule                                                              General Schedule
0698 Description
                                                            GS 05/06                                                                  GS 07                                                                       GS 08/09


                                                          Nonsupervisory                                                         Nonsupervisory                                                         Nonsupervisory/Supervisory
Key Assignments/Key         Location:                                                              Location:                                                                      Location:
Billets                     Regional Medical Center                                                Regional Medical Center                                                        Regional Medical Center
                            Medical Center                                                         Medical Center                                                                 Medical Center
                            Department of Preventive Medicine                                      Department of Preventive Medicine                                              Department of Preventive Medicine

                            Positions:                                                             Positions:                                                                     Positions:
                            Entry Level                                                            Intermediate Level                                                             Advanced Level
                            Environmental Health Technician                                        Environmental Health Technician                                                Environmental Health Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                  Supervisory Environmental Health Technician

Leadership Competencies                                                                            Accountability                                                                 Accountability
                                                                                                   Critical Thinking                                                              Critical Thinking
                                                                                                   External Awareness                                                             External Awareness
                                                                                                   Financial Management                                                           Financial Management
                                                                                                   Human Resources Management                                                     Human Resources Management
                                                                                                   Influencing and Negotiating                                                    Influencing and Negotiating
                                                                                                   Oral Communication                                                             Oral Communication
                                                                                                   Problem Solving                                                                Problem Solving
                                                                                                   Strategic Thinking                                                             Strategic Thinking
                                                                                                   Technology Management                                                          Technology Management
                                                                                                   Vision                                                                         Vision
                                                                                                   Written Communication                                                          Written Communication

Functional Competencies     Regulatory Guidance                                                    Regulatory Guidance                                                            Regulatory Guidance
                            Environmental Health Technician                                        Environmental Health Technician                                                Environmental Health Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                  Advanced Skills

Core Competencies           Administration and Management                                          Administration and Management                                                  Administration and Management
                            Computers                                                              Computers                                                                      Computers
                            Conflict Management                                                    Conflict Management                                                            Conflict Management
                            Creativity and Innovation                                              Creativity and Innovation                                                      Creativity and Innovation
                            Customer and Personal Service                                          Customer and Personal Service                                                  Customer and Personal Service
                            Decisiveness                                                           Decisiveness                                                                   Decisiveness

                            Flexibility                                                            Flexibility                                                                    Flexibility
                            Mentoring                                                              Mentoring                                                                      Mentoring
                            Organization                                                           Organization                                                                   Organization
                            Partnering                                                             Partnering                                                                     Partnering
                            Public Safety and Security                                             Public Safety and Security                                                     Public Safety and Security
                            Resilience                                                             Resilience                                                                     Resilience
                            Team Building                                                          Team Building                                                                  Team Building
                            Technical Credibility                                                  Technical Credibility                                                          Technical Credibility
                            Interpersonal Skills                                                   Interpersonal Skills                                                           Interpersonal Skills
                            Integrity/Honesty                                                      Integrity/Honesty                                                              Integrity/Honesty
                            Continual Learning                                                     Continual Learning                                                             Continual Learning
                            Public Service Motivation                                              Public Service Motivation                                                      Public Service Motivation

Leader Development          Foundation Course                                                      Foundation Course                                                              Foundation Course
                            Action Officer Development Course                                      Action Officer Development Course                                              Action Officer Development Course
                            Basic Course DL                                                        Basic Course DL                                                                Basic Course DL
                            Intermediate Course DL                                                 Intermediate Course DL                                                         Intermediate Course DL
                            DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program                                   DOD Civilian Emerging Leader Program                                           Supervisor's Development Course
                                                                                                   Manager Development Course (DL)                                                Manager Development Course
                                                                                                                                                                                  Advanced Course (DL)
                                                                                                                                                                                  Executive Leadership Development Program

Professional Development    Basic Computer Courses                                                 Basic Computer Courses                                                         Basic Computer Courses
                            Listening and Memory Development                                       Listening and Memory Development                                               Listening and Memory Development
                            Communicating For Results                                              Communicating For Results                                                      Communicating For Results
                            Effective Army Writing                                                 Effective Army Writing                                                         Effective Army Writing

Occupational / Functional   Infection Control                                                      Infection Control                                                              Infection Control
Training                    HIPAA                                                                  HIPAA                                                                          HIPAA
                            Health Care Ethics I                                                   Health Care Ethics I                                                           Health Care Ethics I
                            Health Care Ethics II                                                  Health Care Ethics II                                                          Health Care Ethics II
                            Environmental Health Inspection Surveys I                              Environmental Health Inspection Surveys I                                      Environmental Health Inspection Surveys I
                            Environmental Health Inspection Surveys II                             Environmental Health Inspection Surveys II                                     Environmental Health Inspection Surveys II
                            Immunizations Environmental Injuries                                   Immunizations Environmental Injuries                                           Immunizations Environmental Injuries
                            National Environmental Health Association Approved Courses for         National Environmental Health Association Approved Courses for                 National Environmental Health Association Approved Courses for
                            Continuing Education                                                   Continuing Education                                                           Continuing Education
                                                                                                                                                                                  Intro to Environmental Awareness Course
Academic Training           Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a    Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a            Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a
                            bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in    bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in            bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours
                            any combination of courses in subjects such as health, agricultural,   any combination of courses in subjects such as health, agricultural,           in any combination of courses in subjects such as health,

Certifications              Basic Life Support                                                     Basic Life Support                                                             Basic Life Support
                            AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"              AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"                      AR-40-68: "Professional Responsibility Regarding License"
                            ServSafe Certification                                                 ServSafe Certification                                                         ServSafe Certification

Mandatory Training          Basic Life Support
                            Mandatory Training for DA Civilians


                                                                                                                        Self Development
Learning Resources          ACTEDS Training Catalog                                                                                                                               Army Distributed Learning

                            Army-e-Learning - SkillPort                                                                                                                           Army Management Staff College

                            ATIA ACCP "My Courses"

                            Army Civilian Education Courses

                            AMEDD Virtual Lbrary

                            The Textbooks of Military Medicine

Career Guides / Regulations AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief                                                                                                                            Civilian Career Management - AR 690-950                                      The Army Family Advocacy Program - AR 608-18

                            Civilian Life Long Learning (CAC Required)                                                                                                            Civilian Personnel Career Management                                         The Army Substance Abuse Program - AR 600-85

                            Civilian Education System                                                                                                                             Total Army Performance Evaluation System                                     Army Career Intern Program

                            CP 53 Training Prerequisites                                                                                                                          Training and Career Development Program

                            CP 53 ACTEDS Plans                                                                                                                                    Civilian Personnel Administrative Publication
                            Army Civilian Handbook                       Army Community Service Center - AR 608-1


Career Links                Army Civilian Employment

                            The Army Civilian Human Resources Agency

                            National Security Personnel System

                            Army Benefits Center - Civilian

                            Army Civilian Personnel On-line Portal


Professional Organizations National Environmental Health Association     Association of the US Army
and Journals
                           Environmental Health                          Soldier Magazine

                            Environmental Health Journal                 AMSUS - The Society of Federal Health Professionals

                            Journal of Environmental Health              American Medical Association

                            Environmental Health Perspectives            The Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces

                            Journal of Environmental and Public Health   AMEDD Journal

Miscellaneous Links         Army Management Staff College                Army Medicine                                                 US Army School of Aviation Medicine

                            Army Civilian Employment                     AMEDD Jobs

                            All Federal Vacancies                        AMEDD Center & School

                            Feds Hire Vets                               Military Health System

                            US Office of Personnel Management            Armed Forces Medical Library

                            OPM Salary Charts                            US Army Aeromedical Center

                            DoD Civilian Expeditionary Workforce         U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases

                            Army Knowledge Online                        US Army Medical Materiel Agency
                  Occupational Series
0698 Environmental Technician



                          Level
Entry


Intermediate




Advanced


                          Title
Environmental Health Technician




Supervisory Environmental Health Technician
                                                      Description
This series includes positions that involve investigating, evaluating, and providing information on sanitation
practices, techniques, and methods for the purpose of identifying, preventing, and eliminating environmental health
hazards. Positions in this occupation require a practical knowledge of basic environmental health concepts,


Developmental jobs are Environmental Health Aids. Environmental health aids collect and record adequate data
on existing environmental sanitation conditions and initiate corrective action on the health hazards that are fully

Environmental Health Technician is established for all nonsupervisory positions in this series (GS-4 and above).
Illustrative examples of tasks performed by environmental health technicians include the following: conduct
investigations to determine the source of outbreaks of diseases (e.g., water supplies, contaminated food,
untreated waste); determine sources of, and methods to eliminate or control, insect and rodent breeding and
harborage; inspect and evaluate sanitary aspects of rail, sea, and air conveyances; perform water quality tests on
individual water supplies and disinfect community water sources and systems; and prepare reports of findings and
All positions require a practical knowledge of basic environmental health concepts, principles, methods, and
techniques, the experienced technician must have a detailed knowledge of the laws and regulations governing
environmental health practices as well as what constitutes a good environmental health program in one or more of
                                                        Description
Serves as an Environmental Health Technician with responsibility for implementation of several health programs to
include water quality surveillance, public facility sanitation, and entomological surveillance. Responsible for
planning and conducting inspections for the Environmental Health section in the following areas: food sanitation,
recreational areas, barber/beauty shops, water quality, and entomological surveillance.

Specific duties include but may not be limited to the following: (1) Collects and performs bacteriological and
chemical analysis of waters to confirm compliance with National Primary and Secondary Water Standards; (2)
Establishes and maintains files, records, and documents regarding the Preventive Medicine Service (PMS) Water
Quality Program; (3) Prepares standard chemical solutions for checking the chlorine content of water samples,
fluoride analysis, and pH. Prepares media and reagents for use in conducting membrane filter technique and
multiple fermentation tube tests for bacteriological analysis; (4) Arranges for timely maintenance, calibration, and
repair of instruments and equipment used in physical, chemical and biological examinations of drinking water; (5)
Makes recommendations to eliminate water sanitation and cross-connection hazards; (6) Conducts hazardous
waste and regulated medical waste compliance surveillance in accordance with Federal, State, and local
regulatory guidance; (7) Helps ensure military, civilian and contractor staff members are properly trained in
handling, storing, manifesting, and disposing of hazardous waste and regulated medical waste within current
In addiiton to executing Environmental Health Technician duties as described above, individuals manage
subordinates in the daily execution of the public health and environmental protection mission. Individual is
responsible for the supervision, to include planning, assigning, prioritizing, and evaluating work performance of
subordinates. Prepares job standards, job descriptions, and counsels employees upon change of duties; effects
disciplinary action when necessary. Determines training needs and provides or arranges for training
accomplishment. Recommends awards; prepares justification and narrative citation. Makes recommendations for
transfer or termination of subordinates. Employee must be well versed in all functions and mission areas of
Type                               Competency
Leader,
Functional, or
Core
F                Regulatory Guidance




                 Environmental Health Technician

F


F


F




                 Advanced Skills




C                Administration and Management

C                Computers
C                Conflict Management


C                Creativity and Innovation


C                Customer and Personal Service
C   Decisiveness

C   Flexibility


C   Mentoring
C   Organization

C   Partnering


C   Public Safety and Security

C   Resilience

C   Team Building



C   Technical Credibility
L   Accountability




L   Critical Thinking




L   External Awareness



L   Financial Management




L   Human Resources Management




L   Influencing and Negotiating
L   Oral Communication




L   Problem Solving



L   Strategic Thinking




L   Technology Management




L   Vision




L   Written Communication




C   Interpersonal Skills
C   Integrity/Honesty

C   Continual Learning
C   Public Service Motivation
F
                                                    Definition




Knowledge of regulatory guidance, concepts, principles, methods, and techniques of environmental health to
identify and eliminate hazardous conditions.
Must have knowledge of policies, procedures and techniques to sample water, and operate a water laboratory
and its applicable equipment.
Knowledge of regulatory guidance pertaining to sanitation and public health, recreational water surveillance and
water laboratory techniques in order to conduct inspections of food handling, barber and beauty shops,
recreational facilities, child care facilities, swimming pools and other areas; to determine compliance with
applicable health standards; to advise managers on appropriate corrective action; to write inspection reports and
to follow up to insure corrective action has been taken.
Knowledge of sanitation, safety and health practices in order to present food service sanitation
training in a variety of formal and informal classes.
Knowledge of Department of Army water testing regulations and procedures to collect and maintain integrity of
samples for testing, and of procedures for heterotrophic plate count, presence/absence procedures, chlorine and
pH meters to conduct testing for pools and potable water.
Knowledge of infectious diseases and skill to conduct epidemiological investigations for suspected
food/water/vector-borne illnesses and knowledge of climatic injuries and prevention to conduct
interviews and training.
Knowledge of tick and mosquito habits, breeding sites, diseases, and identification to identify
type, populations and diseases on this post.
Basic knowledge of laboratory infectious waste disposal procedures, Regulated Medical Wastes,
hazardous waste, and hazardous material disposal, handling, and storage.
Ability and skill to interpret, analyze, and communicate a variety of related technical issues to
customers, managers, commanders, civilian and military groups, school officials, facility chiefs
and civilian public health agencies in coordinating disease control and sanitary inspections and
skill in written communications sufficient to write reports of findings and recommendations.
Knowledge of the impact of polluted water on the environment and public health. Ability to read
and interpret blueprints of water distribution systems and building construction to ensure
compliance with applicable state and federal standards. Knowledge of assessment of potable
water systems and evaluation of potable water systems to protect from compromise.
Knowledge of military preventive medicine, to include food, water, and vector-borne diseases.
Extensive experience and training is required in the recognition and management of occupational
and environmental contaminants that could cause illness or injury to deployed forces throughout
the world.
Extensive knowledge and technical, hands-on experience in environmental health and sanitation.
Previous experience must have provided a practical knowledge of environmental health hazards,
survey, techniques, and control and eradication methods in order to direct and maintain a State
and EPA Certified Water Quality Testing Laboratory to identify potential water-borne health
threats.
Knowledge of planning, coordination, and execution of business functions, resource allocation, and production.

Ability to use computer programs in order to accomplish data entry, retrieval, and management.
Identifies and takes steps to prevent potential situations that could result in unpleasant confrontations. Manages
and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact.

Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions to make organizational improvements.
Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation. Designs and implements new or
cutting-edge programs/processes.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer
needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Makes sound and well-informed decisions. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions. commits to
action, even in uncertain situations, in order to accomplish organizational goals.
Is open to change and new information. Adapts behavior and work methods in response to new information,
changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Adjusts rapidly to new situations warranting attention and
resolution.
Ability to serve as a mentor in order to provide relevant information and enhance role performance.
Knowledge of organizational structure, policies and procedures, communication systems, and reporting
procedures in order to ensure effective coordination of information.
Develops networks and builds alliances, engages in cross-functional activities. Collaborates across boundaries,
and finds common ground with a widening range of stakeholders. Utilizes contacts to build and strengthen
internal support bases.
Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or
national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Deals effectively with pressure and maintains focus and intensity and remains optimistic and persistent, even
under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks. Effectively balances personal life and work.
Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishments. Consistently develops and sustains
cooperative working relationships. Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with
customer groups. Fosters commitment, team spirit, pride, trust. Develops leadership in others through coaching,
mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees.
Executes procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise.
Use effective controls to ensure the integrity of the organization. Hold self and others accountable for rules and
responsibilities. Ensure that projects of specific responsibility are completed in a timely manner and within
budget. Monitors and evaluates plans, focuses on results and measuring attainments of outcomes. 1. Act
responsibly and independently without supervision. 2. Accept responsibility for actions and mistakes. 3. Practice
sound fiscal and resource management. 4. Complete tasks and projects on time, within budget and in
accordance with standards.
Ability to work with business information to answer questions, determine strategy, reduce risk, and maximize
performance. Assess validity of information drawn from a variety of sources and synthesize data. 1. Identify
trends and patterns to make appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide
variety of sources. 2. Clarifies complex issues and mitigates risk through data analysis. 3. Triangulate and
validate information from multiple sources.
Identifies and keeps up-to-date on economic, political and social trends which affect key agency policies
priorities. Understands where the organization is headed and how to make contributions. 1. Coordinate
interservice agreements, committees, communications. 2. Maintain situational awareness of economic, political,
agency and service trends.
Understand the principles of financial management and marketing expertise necessary to ensure appropriate
funding levels. Prepares, justifies and or administers the budget for the program area. Uses cost-benefit thinking
to set priorities. Monitors expentitures in support of programs and policies. Identifies cost-effective approaches.
Manages procurement and contracting. 1. Develop and implement budget according to directives. 2. Validate
needs for budgetary requirements statistically. 3. Collect and evaluate budgetary data, including return on
investment.
Assess current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities. Uses merit
principles, ensures staff is appropriately selected, developed, used, appraised and rewarded; takes corrective
action. 1. Review and project staffing needs. 2. Identify and implement performance expectations. 3. Supervise
selection and termination processes. 4. Negotiate, justify and coordinate training and staffing initiatives.

Persuades others and develops networks and coalitions. Gains cooperation from others to obtain information
and accomplish goals. Negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions and builds consensus through give and
take. 1. Persuade others to accept recommendations or cooperate or change their behavior. 2. Negotiate
contracts, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and other agreements among multiple agencies,
organizations and institutions. 3. Promote Army opportunities and programs within the education community. 4.
Build coalitions with the civilian education community at state, regional and local levels.
Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups. Listens effectively and clarifies
information as needed. Facilitates an open exchange of ideas and fosters atmosphere of open communication.
1. Present briefings to command and staff. 2. Speaks at conferences stakeholder meetings and Soldier training
sessions. 3. Clearly presents oral information to customers in multiple contexts, including active listening.

Identifies and analyzes problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions. Finds alternative solutions to
complex problems. Distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. 1.
Consider wide and flexible range of alternatives and solutions to problems and challenges. 2. Proposes multiple
courses of action, looking beyond current horizon and present limitations.
Formulate effectve strategies consistent with the business and competitive strategy of the organization in a
global economy. Examine policy issues and strategic planning with a long-term perspective. Determine
objectives and set priorities. Anticipate potential threats or opportunities. 1. Identify trends and patterns to make
appropriate decisions through collection and analysis of intelligence from a wide variety of sources.

Uses efficient and cost-effective approaches to integrate technology into the workplace and improve program
effectiveness. Develop strategies using new technology to enhance decision making. Understand the impact of
technological change on the organization. 1. Understands and utlizes technological developments to enhance
program effectiveness. 2. Maintains situational awareness of technology. 3. Directs and collects research to
evaluate potential impact of emerging technologies. 4. Develops request for proposals (RFP).

Take a long-term view and act as a catalyst for organizational change. Build a shared vision with others and
influence others to translate vision into action. 1. Creates key values and shared vision within organization. 2.
Create mission statement that reflects long-term goals. 3. Encourage subordinates to participate in process of
enacting vision long-term plan. 4. Develop strategies to build organizational strength. 5. Manage branding.

Understands and interprets written material, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports,
charts, graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to specific situations. Recognizes or uses
correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling; communicates information (for example, facts, ideas, or
messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produces written information, which may include technical
material, that is appropriate for the intended audience. 1. Write memoranda using Army official writing style in
accordance with AR 25-50 . 2.Write a decision paper in accordance with Military Decision Making Process
(MDMP). 3. Quarterly reporting regulations and directives pertaining to educational activity report submissions
(e.g., AR-621-5 and ACOM supplements).
Treats others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Considers and responds appropriately to the needs and
feelings in an honest, fair, and ethical manner. Shows consistency in words and actions. Models high standards
Behavesof different people in different situations.
of ethics.
Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Shows a commitment to serve the public. Ensures that actions meet public needs; aligns organizational
objectives and practices with public interests.
Type                                         Course Description
F      Infection Control: Tuberculosis (TB)/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Training.
       Provides information on TB and HIV patient management to ensure compliance with
       OSHA health and safety requirements. (Source: Local Installation/SWANK/Professional
       Organization)
F      Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Training. Explains
       HIPAA, covered entities, covered information, and the employee's responsibility for
       maintaining privacy and security of healthcare related information.
       (Source: Local Installation/Swank)
F      Health Care Ethics I (MD0066). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
       professionals, the role of ethics in healthcare, legal doctrines that affect healthcare; tort
       law, negligence, and patient consent.
F      Health Care Ethics II (MD0067). Ethically and legally appropriate behavior of health care
       professionals, patient refusal of treatment, medical records, and the scope of medical
       practice.
F      Basic Computer Courses (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

F      Effective Briefings and Presentations. This course presents instruction in
       communication principles as well as the basic principles of business presentations.
       Covers how to plan presentations and provides guidance on choosing the best
       methods, materials, and location/environment for each situation. Techniques include
       presentations to inform, presentations to persuade, question and answer techniques,
       and technical presentations. Students, while learning these techniques, will be provided
       the opportunity to practice them and critique their own performance on video. (Provided by
       USDA)


F      Listening and Memory Development. Through lectures, practical exercises and
       discussions, the students learn to: use practical techniques for improving listening
       skills, recognize and overcome barriers to effective listening, organize information
       transmitted orally by applying the principles of effective listening, and remember names,
       faces, facts, figures, and ideas more readily and accurately. Additional information is
       available at: http:/./www.grad.usda.gov/ (Source: USDA)


F      Effective Army Writing (IS1460). A study of the principles, procedures, and practice of
       staff writing as well as introduction to a professional reading program.
       Environmental Health Inspections Survey I: Introduction to environmental health
       inspections; inspection procedures and public health aspects of troop housing, mobile
       home parks, and barber and beauty shops.
       Environmental Health Inspections Survey II: Environmental health inspections procedures
       and the public health aspects of swimming pools, child care centers, ice houses, and
       various public use facilities.
       Immunizations Environmental Injuries: Immunization/disease reporting, ionization,
       microwave and laser injuries; heat injuries; and cold injuries
       Intro to Environmental Awareness: Presents Military Environmental Priniciples for NATO
       and NATO led military activities during peacetime and crisis; covers the responsibility for
       environmental protection principles and policies out in support of all NATO-led operations
       during peacetime and crisis. (JOINT COURSE)
                                  Link




MD0066 Course Information


MD0067 Course Information


Courses in a variety of software applications to enable employee to
efficiently manipulate data. (Source: Local/Installation)
Effective Briefings and Presentations




Listening and Memory Development




Effective Army Writing Course

MD0164 Course Information


MD0166 Course Information



MD0587 Course Information




MN042 Course Information
                                                 Certification
Basic Life Support (BLS) - The level of medical care which is used for patients with life-threatening
illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by
trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons
who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided
without medical equipment. Required by all nurses. Provided locally or through commercial vendors.

AR 40-68, 4.5 Professional responsibility regarding licensure: "It is the professional and individual
responsibility of military and civilian health care professionals, and other health care personnel as may
be required, to obtain and maintain the license, certification, and/or registration required to practice in a
particular health care discipline. Deployment or other extended training does not exempt the military
member from this requirement. This responsibility includes payment of requisite fees and knowledge of
and compliance with all requirements for continuing education and other mandates of the licensing,
certification, and/or registration authority.
                     Link
Basic Life Support

				
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