The U.S. Department of Defense’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care course, conducted by Florida TEMS, Inc. introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. The NAEMT’s TCCC course is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.
This EIGHT (8)-hour course covers topics designed to decrease This EIGHT (8)-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation for NON-MEDICAL Personnel. Topics include: Hemorrhage control; basic airway control, wound care and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for basic and advanced lifts, dragging and carrying victims to safety and Medivac.
At the core of the TCCC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:
Care under Fire
Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
Tactical Field Care
Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
TCCC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the tactical or hazardous environment. While TCCC has a tactical context, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions.
Target audience: Military, PSS, PSD, EP, DOD, and Federal Law Enforcement working OCONUS. Credentials necessary for registration.