FM 8-10-6 APPENDIX H
USE OF THE US FIELD MEDICAL CARD SAMPLE FORMAT
This paragraph implements STANAG 2132. b. The FMC is made so that it can be attached to the casualty. The cards are issued as a pad, with each pad consisting of an original card, a sheet of carbon paper, a carbon protective sheet, and a duplicate. H-2. Preparation of the Field Medical Card a. An MTF officer completes the FMC or supervises its completion. However, the combat medic first attending the casualty may initiate an FMC. To do this, he records the name, social security number (SSN), and grade of the patient. He also briefly describes the medical care or treatment given and enters as much information as time permits (Figure H-1). After doing this, he puts his initials in the far right side of the signature block (Item 29, Figure H-1). The supervising AMEDD officer then completes, reviews, and signs the FMC.
H-1. General a. The US Field Medical Card (DD Form 1380) (AR 40-66) is used to record data similar to that recorded by the inpatient treatment record cover sheet (ITRCS). The FMC is used by BASs, clearing stations and nonfixed troop or health clinics working overseas, on maneuvers, or attached to commands moving between stations. It may also be used to record an outpatient visit when the health record is not readily available at an MTF. The FMC is used in the TO during time of hostilities. It also may be used to record carded for record only (CRO) cases.
b. An FMC is prepared for any patient treated at an MTF. For transfer cases, the FMC is attached to the patient’s clothing. It remains with him until his arrival at a hospital, his death and interment (burial), or his RTD. If a patient dies, the FMC remains attached to the body until interment when it then is removed. If the body cannot be identified when it is to be interred, the registration number given the remains by the Graves Registration Service is noted on the FMC. c. Under combat...