Designed for military medics, corpsmen and para-rescuemen who are preparing to deploy in support of combat operations, the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course is the military counterpart to PHTLS.
Combat-related care differs substantially from civilian EMS care because on the battlefield, the care of casualties is only one of several goals. First responders must employ a combination of good medicine and small-unit tactics.
Given the unique nature of this type of care, the TCCC class aims to teach students to accomplish three main goals:
- Treat the casualty.
- Prevent additional casualties.
- Complete the mission.
Course topics include Ruggedized IV starts, Needle Decompression, Tourniquet application, Hemorrhage Control (Israeli and H Bandage usage), and Drags and Carries. In addition, this 16-hour course uses training weapons, as there will be an introduction to tactics, weapons disarmament, and use of militarized gear.
This is a certification course. Graduates will be issued the certificate after successful completion of the post exam and practical components of the class.
This class serves as a great supplement to PHTLS, with a different twist.
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