True enough Grant,
But rare are those nurses who;
a, Have a clue about field ops, dispite the best efforts of the directing staff on the BNO course,
b, Actually want to get thier boots dirty, and
c, give two cents to actually training the medic in the nursing skills.
In eight yrs as a Medic in Petawawa, I can only count 3, but on the positive side I'll say, so far.
(BTW the most checked out nurses I have met were either reservist who do it full time, or ones who were troops and then went back to school)
Anyway back to my point, If we med tech can fill that 2nd line care role...who will?