Modern Army medical training embraces technology.
Beginning in the 1990s, programs sought to provide training through Internet programs [source: Koyle]. This approach not only allows Army medical staff to pursue training at their own convenience, it standardizes the ways in which principles and techniques are presented.
Technology also allows students and soldiers to practice what they learn firsthand. Today, instructors use eerily realistic mannequins and dummies to simulate injuries for students to practice on. Many of these computerized models bleed (fake blood, of course) and respond to appropriate treatment.
On the battlefield, advances in technology have also led to better treatment for the sick and wounded. Many of these developments coincide with those of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) in the civilian world.
Medical assistance isn't only for the front lines. Read on to learn about other Army medical services.