Self Aid Buddy Care Training (SABC)

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Self Aid Buddy Care (SABC) is a training of the United States Air Force (USAF).

SABC encompasses basic life support and limb-saving techniques to help wounded or injured personnel survive in medical emergencies until medical help is available.[1] SABC training is completed every 24 months (at a minimum) and is administered to Active Duty, Guard, and Reserve USAF (AF) personnel.

- USAF changed its SABC administration and training requirements in September 2018: since, active duty has a requirement to complete the training once every three years or when undergoing Personnel Change of Station (PCS).

SABC training consists of an online computer-based training (CBT) course and hands-on skill verification through SABC instruction in accordance with AFI-36-2238, and AFI 36-2218VI [2] respectively.

Scope[edit]

The topics of SABC training encompass administrative overview, anatomy and physiology, communicable diseases/universal precautions, airway management, recognition and control of bleeding, shock management, dressings, bandaging, fractures, splinting, nerve agent/chemical environment, heat/cold related injuries, burn injuries, psychological injuries, victim assessment, triage, and patient transportation/litter movement. The course requires airforce personnel to complete the online Computer Based Training (CBT) Portion within 60 days before hands-on training can be completed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USAF AFI: AFI 36-2238, SABC Training:"Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2009-05-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2009-05-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ para 4.3.2.1 SABC Instructor Training, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2009-05-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)