Tactical Emergency Casualty Care - TECC - $300
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About the Event
Developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technician's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from USA military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine. This 3 day 24-hour course covers everything our HERO Basic and Advanced courses cover, while focusing on topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.
- Needle Decompression
- Strategies for Treating Wounded Responders in Threatening Environments
- Treating Pediatric Patients in Threatening Environments
- Techniques for Dragging/Carrying Victims
At the core of the TECC 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:
- Direct Threat Care - rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
- Indirect Threat Care - rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
- Evacuation - care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most emergency agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
The option to order a TECC HERO Ready Kit will be made available to course participants.
This course also covers the basics:
- Tourniquet application with CAT/RATS, and improvised tourniquets
- Wound Packing and advanced bleeding control
- Chest Seal application, and improvised chest seals
- Proper splinting and improvised splinting
- Bandaging terchniques