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.
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
Preventable Causes of Death
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
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.