We are getting off track here concerning the true role of the Army flight medic, as Navy RN made reference to in his/her post...WARTIME COMBAT CASUALTY CARE.
Now now folks: Im the cynical scoundrel here lets not get off on tangents about Corpsmen when the Army is already providing us plenty of good material to be critical and/or supportive of.
For example: Knowing the mindset of the average 68W combat medic, how are they going to pass an exam like FP-C if that is required to be a flight medic? (If this becomes a requirement) Will the IFPA creat a dumbed down military version of their exam? The financial incentive is there to water down a hard test just to get military flight medics through if the government is paying.....
Paramedic training as base level knowledge for the Army flight medic? ....Absolutely. Great idea. Critical care training/FP-C exam? Not practical, and not needed.