A course designed to present a strong foundation of principals to provide immediate on-scene medical care to successfully stabilize civilians in a tactical environment.
A course designed for persons trained in medical care who find themselves at the scene of a traumatic emergency and are unable to leave until help arrives.
NSPA is now offering Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Courses here in our Region! These courses are for FIRE/EMS, Law Enforcement and eventually first receivers or healthcare providers.
Course Objectives for FIRE/EMS
- Examine and address the unique and challenging requirements of administering point of wounding medical care by Fire/Rescue/EMS personnel to patients during a high-threat incident
- Learn to distinguish between life-saving and secondary interventions, and when they should be applied based on the prevailing threat to responders and patients based on all three phases during integrated operations such as Rescue Task Force
- Proper application and interventions such as tourniquets, wound packing, pressure bandages, and other techniques to support tenants of damage control resuscitation.
Target Audience: BLS & ALS Providers
Course Objectives for Law Enforcement
- Learn the differences between responding to and dealing with an isolated incident versus a high-threat situation with mass casualties.
- Learn and reinforce basic life-saving TECC skills for law enforcement personnel that may be applied in “officer down” self-help/buddy-aid situations, as well as provision of point of wounding care during other high-threat incidents such as Active Shooter.
- Proper application and interventions such as tourniquets, wound packing, chest injury management, and more.
Target Audience: all members of law enforcement to include officers, deputies, investigators, detectives, troopers, and agents
- at this time there are no upcoming courses
For more information about this course or other courses at the NSPA Training Center please contact Monica McCullough, Training & Exercise Coordinator.