07 May 2009

CLS at Lejeune

Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 22, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, practice inserting intravenous needles in each other's arms during the 22nd MEU Combat Life Saver course, March 31, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C. During CLS, Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rawson taught Marines how to assist corpsmen in dealing with mass casualty situations and render aid in the absence of a corpsman. The 22nd MEU is scheduled to deploy this spring. Photo: Cpl. Alicia Johnson.

Is it just me, or do the words "practice inserting intravenous needles in each other's arms" make you cringe?

Anyway... read about how the CLS course provides a bridge between the basic first aid taught to every Marine and the advanced medical training a corpsman or combat medic receives.

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