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 Post subject: 68D AIT FT SAM
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:31 pm 
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WHAT SKILLS DO THEY LEARN FOR THE MOS 68D @ AIT FT SAM, ALSO I HEARD THAT THERE ARE 2 PHASES, ONE 2 FT SAM AND THE OTHER WILL BE AT A HOSPITAL. DO YOU HAVE A CHOICE OF WHICH HOSPITAL YOU WANT TO GO TO FOR THE 2ND PHASE? PLEASE ADVISE. THANK YOU


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 Post subject: Re: 68D AIT FT SAM
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:45 pm 
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FYI - POSTING IN ALL CAPS IS CONSIDERED YELLING on discussion boards.

OK, what skills do they learn -

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Basic Job Description

The operating room specialist assists the nursing staff in preparing the patient and the operating room (OR) environment for surgery and for providing assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures. They also operate the centralized material service (CMS) and are responsible for preparing and maintaining sterile medical supplies and special equipment for medical treatment facilities. The operating room specialist also assists in the management of operating room suites.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Assists in preparing patients and operating room environments for surgery and provides assistance to the medical staff during surgical procedures. Performs various preoperative and postoperative procedures as directed. Maintains the cleanliness of the operating room and sets up sterile fields for surgical procedures. Receives, cleans, decontaminates, sterilizes, stores and issues various medical supplies and equipment used during surgical procedures.

Provides technical guidance to subordinates. Performs operating room scrubs and provides scrub and circulator services as required. Sets up, positions, and operates specialized operating room equipment. Supervises and advises subordinate personnel.

The training consists of -

The 68D10, Operating Room Specialist Course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of principles of surgical technology practice, and the instruments, supplies, and equipment for surgical procedures. Phase 1 (9 weeks) didactic study includes: basic anatomy and physiology; vital signs, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; principles and methods of decontamination, sterilization and disinfection; storage and handling of sterile supplies; identification and care of surgical instruments, specialized equipment, sutures, needles, blades, linen, and corrosion-resistant metalware; duties of the scrub and circulating technician; principles and practices of sterile technique and standard precautions; transporting and positioning patients; operating room safety; handling of specimens, medications, dyes and hemostatic agents; and surgical specialties as they relate to selected surgical procedures. A field training exercise (FTX) is also incorporated into the course.

Phase 2 (10 weeks) is on-the-job training in the clinical environment.

Training locations -

Phase 1 - 9 weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX
Phase 2 - 10 weeks at a major military hospital for residency training. Possible locations include: Fort Sam Houston TX, Fort Gordon GA, Fort Lewis WA, Honolulu HI, Walter Reed DC, Fort Bliss TX, Fort Hood TX, Fort Belvoir VA, Fort Jackson SC, Fort Leavenworth KS, Fort Bragg NC, Fort Campbell KY, Fort Carson CO, Fort Stewart GA


Concerning where the Soldier is sent to for Phase 2 - the decision is made by the Army based on open slots.

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 Post subject: Re: 68D AIT FT SAM
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:00 pm 
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Hello :) Wow another parent of a 68D....... rare around here :)

My son will be graduating first week in Sept. He was at FT. Sam Houston for the first phase and is at FT. Bragg for the second phase working at the medical center.

From what I have been told this next class will be the last class for 68D. Not sure when they will open that MOS up again.

The class is really fast paced. It wasn't easy for my son and I got a lot of "mom..this is too fast and hard and I dunno if I'll make it". I made sure to call him almost daily to tell him to hang in there. Once he passed phase one and went on to work at the hospital for phase 2 he was calling me telling me how much he loved his MOS. He will be graduating in a few weeks. I am so proud of him and excited to see him graduate!!!

BTW...their graduation ceremony will be wherever they are located during their phase 2...and they are not able to choose where they go.

Good luck to your soldier :)

Sissy

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 Post subject: Re: 68D AIT FT SAM
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:30 pm 
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Apologies are in order for the all caps. Maybe if I read what I needed to read on the site before being excited about getting answers to my question. I would of known. I was not yelling, once again apologies are in order. Also, thank you so much for being such an awesome resource for new parents like myself and others to help better cope with our loved ones being away at Basic Training. God Bless you! :smt045


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