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Tactical Emergency Casualty Care - TECC

TACTICAL EMERGENCY CASUALTY CARE is a class room, PowerPoint, realistic practical scenario that are PHYSICALLY DEMANDING, instructor-led course from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians that teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care fore patients in a civilian tactical environment. 

It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation like Virginia Tech in 2007, Sandy Hook in 2012, Santa Monica in 2013, Umpqua Community College in 2015, Rancho Tehama Reserve in 2017, and many more in between. The course presents the three phases of tactical care:

*  Direct Threat Care (Care Under Fire): That care rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions;

*  Indirect Threat Care (Tactical Field Care): Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may start again              at any minute;

*  Evacuation Care (Tactical Evacuation): Treating individuals while they are being evacuated from the incident site.

The program also exceeds the 2015 amendments to the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 1.5, Article 3, §100017(14) and CA H&S §100017(14) (A) for individual first responder training as a State of California Advanced Tactical First Aid Course (Fire/Law/EMS)

AUDIENCE:  This course is for all levels of practitioners including First Responders, Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Trauma Nurses, Emergency Room Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistance, and Physicians. This course DOES NOT teach tactical maneuvering or SWAT Tactics but rather tactical application of medical procedures under hostile conditions. 

PREREQUISITES: This course is PHYSICALLY DEMANDING! Prospective applicants will be expected to lift heavy objects, function in confined spaces, under low visibility, extreme noise, and be required to move and/or communicate under stressful conditions.

STUDENT ATTIRE: Attendees are encouraged to wear the clothing that best represents the attire required for their job. For the FIELD TRAINING, attendees SHOULD WEAR clothing to ACTIVELY participate in REAL-WORLD SCENARIOS that WILL get SOILED with DIRT/MUD, ARTIFICIAL BLOOD, and POSSIBLY WET.

Pants with belt loops and belt
Shirt with sleeves (Highly recommend Long Sleeve Shirt)
Non-Skid footwear with closed toe
Ballistic 'wraparound' eye protection (Clear - Safety Eyeglasses)
Notepad / Pen
If applicable - Agency issued ballistic vest and/or helmet
Tactical gloves

Preventable Causes of Death
Hemorrhage Control
Manual Airway Management and Surgical Airways
Chest Seals and Needle Decompression's
Wound Packing and Hemostatic Agents 
Wound Dressing with Pressure Bandages
Caring for pediatric patients and;
Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety

COURSE FORMAT: This classroom, realistic practical scenario based includes instructors, PowerPoint, Video, Physical and Live tissue skill interactions throughout the course. This course is a 16-plus hours course that covers the topics that are orientated to civilian tactical medical providers and is fully compliant with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus I, II, III and IV, the CoTECC standards and the foundational principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

PowerPoint and Video-based course to ensure continuity and consistency
Instructor-led with Physical hands-on skills using live tissue to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency
Course is updated with the NEW SCIENCE by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) immediately as         NEW TECHNOLOGY is implemented.

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of the course, students will receive a NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) certification valid for 4 years and 16 hours of CMEs/CEUs. California Law Enforcement may submit POST-2-213/213A for CPT credit. Texas Law Enforcement Officers who have their commission are eligible for up to 20 hours of TCOLE credit hours.