Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
CIRT is now teaching the new Second Edition Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) from the NAEMT. This course is intended for medical responders who want to build a strong foundation and deliver proven treatments to casualties in their time of need. TECC is a 16 hour classroom, skill-based training which can include hyper-realistic simulation.
In TECC students will learn to work through the 3 phases of care during an incident.
- Hot Zone: Direct Threat Care – Patient care rendered while under attack, in adverse, or otherwise imminently dangerous conditions.
- Warm Zone: Indirect Threat Care – Patient care rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
- Cold Zone: Evacuation Care – Patient care rendered while the patient is being evacuated from the incident site.
Massive Hemorrhage: Extremity bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death on the battlefield. A casualty has a much higher chance of survival the earlier bleeding is controlled.
In this course students will learn how to:
- Assess for bleeding and identify different types of bleeding.
- Quickly apply direct or proximal pressure
- Effectively apply a CoTCCC approved tourniquet.
- Application of a junctional tourniquet.
- Wound packing and pressure dressings.
- Visual and Physical Blood Sweeps.