SOF Medic Skills

SOF Medic Skills Course

This is a concise and intensive 4-day program designed to enhance and refine the essential medical skills of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Medics and other Tier One medical personnel. Drawing upon the foundation established by the Special Operation Combat Medic Course, this skills course is structured to provide targeted, hands-on training in critical medical procedures, emergency care, and sustained field care under combat conditions.

Admission Requirements & Evaluation: Candidates must have completed a recognized SOF-Medic education within the last three years (e.g., USSOCM, 18-D, NNSOCM, ISTC NSOCM, UK NSOCM, GER NSOCM) and demonstrate proficiency in English. The course includes continuous assessment and concludes with a written examination, which is necessary for successful completion and recertification under the guidelines applicable to the NATO Special Operations Combat Medic (NSOCM) standards.

This SOF Medic Skills Course is strategically developed to address the high-stakes needs of SOF Medics and Tier One medical personnel, equipping them with the expertise and confidence to perform under the pressures of combat and austere environments. The course is primarily hosted in North Jutland, Denmark, but options are available for international arrangement to accommodate global participants.

Course content
  • Intravenous (IV) and Intraosseous (IO) access techniques.
  • Usage of drip sets and medication calculation.
  • Airway management practices, including Cricothyrotomy (Cric), Bag-Valve-Mask (BVM) ventilation, and advanced airway management techniques.
  • Foley catheter insertion.
  • Management of compartment syndrome and crush injuries.
  • Burn care and escharotomy procedures.
  • Comprehensive wound cleaning and care.
  • Hemorrhage control for various wound types.
  • Tourniquet application and conversion techniques.
  • Practical Cricothyrotomy (Cric) procedure.
  • Needle decompression for tension pneumothorax and finger escharotomy.
  • Chest drainage insertion.
  • Management of open abdominal wounds.
  • Procedures for emergency and planned amputations.
  • Wound cleaning, suturing, and ligation of blood vessels.
  • Extended prolonged field care curriculum designed to simulate long-term care scenarios in field conditions, preparing participants for situations where evacuation is delayed.


Duration: 4 days


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