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S-359, Medical Unit Leader, 2000
This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed to perform in the role of Medical Unit Leader (MEDL). Topics include gathering information, organizing the medical unit, supervising the unit, evaluation, documentation, and demobilization.
- Plan, staff, and manage the medical unit.
- Coordinate with other incident entities as necessary.
- Respond to medical emergencies and transport patients.
- Describe how to provide high quality patient care.
Personnel desiring to be qualified as Medical Unit Leader (MEDL).
Prerequisite Qualifications and Training
Current certification as Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent.
S-359 is available as classroom instructor-led training.
Course Components and Hours to Complete
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Regional, state, or area
Minimum Instructor Qualifications
Lead and unit instructors must be qualified as Medical Unit Leader (MEDL).
See NWCG Standards for Course Delivery, PMS 901-1, Instructor Standards for more information.
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