72HR SUSTAINMENT COURSE
The course focuses on reviewing the basics of emergency care. Training will consist of classroom instruction,
various practical exercises, and labs in which you will learn a multitude of hands-on skills. Students will
also go through TC 8-800 Tables 1-7 (practical skills stations) and validated on Table 8.
(ATRRS Enrollment Required. School Code 930F) Students will go through TC 8-800 Tables 1-7
(practical skills stations) and validated on Table 8.
The course focuses on reviewing the basics of emergency care.
BASIC LIFESAVER COURSE (BLS)
The Basic Lifesaver Course is a 4 hour course, which includes a written exam and hands-on skills.
Students must complete all criteria and not be absent for any hours. The passing grade is 84% to obtain a
provider card and 90% to be qualified for the BLS Instructor course. After completion of the course, the
students will obtain a BLS card, which expires two years from the month of completion. All supplies will be
The Basic Lifesaver Instructor Course is a 2 day course, which incorporates familiarization of the course
video, hands-on, and all paperwork. Instructors-to-be will be required to take and pass a written exam
with a 90% in order to fulfill course requirements. Instructors-to-be will teach a full BLS course on the 2nd
day under observation to verify instructor skills. Instructors-to-be will be asked to come back and be
monitored again if not up to par. Instructors-to-be must have a current BLS card in order to take the course.
COMBAT LIFESAVER (CLS)
Immediate far-forward first aid is essential on a widely dispersed and fluid battlefield to prevent
Soldiers from dying of wounds. Medical personnel may not be able to reach Soldiers at all points on
the battlefield in a timely manner. The Fort Dix MSTC CLC mission is to train nonmedical Soldiers,
both Enlisted and Officers, with advanced first aid/lifesaving procedures beyond the level of self-aid
or buddy aid.