BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – During the second week in August, the Louisiana Army National Guard’s (LANG) medics visited Baton Rouge for a special training program.

The group gathered at the capital area’s Armed Forces Reserve Center to participate in a pilot hybrid training certification program.

According to LANG, the program involved three days of online instruction in addition to hands-on training that had to be completed within a 90-day window.

During the course, participants were tested in medical assessment and tactical combat casualty assessments while practicing other necessary skills to include CPR, patient transport, airway treatments and blood draws.

LANG medics took the opportunity to hone their skills and learn techniques that would prepare them for a variety of emergency medical situations.

Click here to learn more about what’s required of a National Guard Medic.