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Department Directives

 

 

It is highly recommended that everyone be certified by the Red Cross or American Heart Assoc. in First Aid and CPR.  Many cases we can act as a first responder until the paramedics arrive. 

 

To earn the rank of Major one must have leadership experience (professional or military) and some actual medical training be it EMT, Medic, Corpsman, or Professional medicine.  You have to have it to know what you are talking about.  Without this background a person can earn up to the rank of Captain as an assistant surgeon.
 
When you go into another Surgeon's region.  He is in charge and you follow his lead and his plan of presentation.  It is only polite.
 
You furnish your own material for presentation.  The idea of borrowing, commandeering, or taking someone's else's material for your presentation will be considered theft and not tolerated and be expelled from the corps.  This is a hobby and not a place for an ego trip.

 
Remember this is a hobby, not a place for an ego trip.  We can share valuable information to visitors and help them understand what the war between the states really was.  We can be an asset to any reenactment.

 

Operational Guidelines for Department Members

 

 

 

For Licensed Physicians;

· Licensed Physicians are authorized to do any treatment or procedure within the scope of their license.

· They may make a determination as to a persons ability to participate in battlefield scenarios and may restrict the persons involvement.

 

For EMT’s, Registered Nurses and other licensed or certified Medical Personnel;

· They are authorized to do any treatment or procedure within the scope of their license.

· They may make a recommendation as to a persons ability to participate in battlefield scenarios.  Any restriction of the persons involvement in the battlefield scenarios must be made by the persons Commanding Officer.

· In the event of an accident, after immediate first aid is given, the patient will be turned over to “Official” first responders as soon as possible. 

 

For Non Medical Re-enactors;

· First aid should always be given as necessary.  We encourage all Medical Corps Re-enactors to have current basic first aid and CPR certifications.

· They may not make any recommendation as to a persons ability to participate in battlefield scenarios.  Any restriction the persons involvement in the battlefield scenarios must be made by the persons Commanding Officer.

· In the event of an accident, after immediate first aid is given, the patient will be turned over to “Official” first responders as soon as possible. 

 

 

Department of the West
CS Medical Department