Tactical Medical Courses
Critical Incident Response Training offers multiple tactical courses for different level of responders. These courses are more advanced and we recommend that the student has prior medical training, or currently practices in the occupation that the course is structured for.
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
TECC teaches EMS responders and pre-hospital providers the necessary skills to provide care during a mass casualty event or active shooter. TECC is based on the proven Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) model used by the Military and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). This course is recommended for Fire & EMS personnel, and law enforcement officers with medical training. This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation. Topics include:
- Hemorrhage control
- Advanced Airway techniques
- Needle chest decompression
- Treating casualties in hostile environments
- Caring for pediatric patients
- And casualty carries and drag
TECC for the Law Enforcement Officer
TECC-LEO teaches first responders including: law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders the basic medical care interventions that will help save a casualties life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. Course participants will learn life-saving medical actions such as: bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
The only standard of care endorsed by both the American College of Surgeons, and the National Association of EMT’s for Casualty Management in Tactical Environments.
TCCC aims to decrease preventable combat death at the point of wounding. While this primarily applies to Military forces, it may also apply to law enforcement or federal operations. In the past, law enforcement operations have relied on traditional EMS treatment guidelines to care for injured during tactical operations. Using these traditional methods have proved to be less efficient. However, integrating TCCC and PHTLS has provided a higher standard of care for tactical operations.
TCCC focuses not only on skills and knowledge, but the treatment system as a whole. TCCC utilizes three different phases of treatment during the duration of casualty care. The goal of the coarse is to train students on performing interventions at the proper times to increase survivability.
When quality training, and quality equipment are paired together, casualty survivability is maximized.
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