Table 1

Content of the five modules

Module 1Comprehensive overview of war wounds and the organisation of the FMHS during foreign deployments (20 h, including 4 h of practical demonstration and training with the FST equipment)
Module 2Management of limb and soft tissues injuries (24 h, including 12 h of practical sessions on cadavers)
Module 3Management of head, neck, cervical spine and thoracic injuries (24 h, including 8 h of practical sessions on cadavers)
Module 4Management of abdominal and pelvic injuries (24 h including 8 h of practical sessions on cadavers). eFAST (8 h of lectures and practice)
Module 5Medical support to populations in austere environments. Management of major haemorrhage (20 h, including 8 h practicing severe haemorrhage control on swine)
  • eFAST, extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma; FST, Forward Surgical Team; FMHS, French Military Health Service.