Tactical Trauma Courses
Immediate Care Paramedics are launching Tactical Trauma Courses in New Zealand. Courses are aimed at military and civilian medical personal, and encompassing our law enforcement officers through a total reassessment of practices with one overarching goal; To decrease preventable deaths at the point of wounding. These new strategies are based on historical wounding patterns identified during combat arenas and, are transferable into today's civilian environment for the operators of Tactical Law Enforcement as they share many operational parallels with their military counterparts.
TCCC and TECC are quickly becoming the standard of care for the tactical management of combat casualties within the Department of Defense and is the sole standard of care dually endorsed by both the American College of Surgeons and the National Association of EMT's for casualty management in tactical environments.
Compared to standard pre-hospital treatment modalities, which are fundamentally based on blunt trauma, TCCC and TECC distinguish itself by focusing primarily on the intrinsic tactical variables of penetrating trauma compounded by prolonged evacuation times.
TCCC &TECC IS BUILT AROUND THREE DEFINITIVE PHASES OF CASUALTY CARE:
Care Under Fire:
Care is rendered at the scene of the injury while both the medic and the casualty are under hostile fire. Available medical equipment is limited to that carried by each operator and the medic.
Tactical Field Care:
Rendered once the casualty is no longer under hostile fire. Medical equipment is still limited to that carried into the field by mission personnel. The time before evacuation may range from a few minutes to many hours.
Tactical Evacuation Care (TACEVAC):
Rendered while the casualty is evacuated to a higher echelon of care. Any additional personnel and medical equipment pre-staged in these assets will be available during this phase.
TCCC- MP (TCCC for Medical Personnel) is a 3-day course for military medical personnel, including medics, tactical medics (SERT), and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat & tactical operations.
TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) is a 3-day course for tactical medical personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for anyone deploying into a combat environment. Military medics and persons with an interest in tactical medicine.
TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty care) is a 2-day* course appropriate for Tactical Paramedics, SERT and TEMS Paramedics, Police, Defense Force, AOS and STG Units.
TCCC Online Course. Study at your own pace and in your own time. The didactic portion of the TCCC Course is now available as an online option.
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*Our TECC courses have been developed into a concise 2- day course. Please enquire about our 3rd-day off-site moulage training day. A whole day with area-specific scenarios to reinforce and enhance the skills and training that has been delivered during the TECC.
**Due to the nature of the course content, security and privacy of participants and the organisations we have contracts with, please contact us directly for course dates, specific content or to discuss how we can deliver training within your training environments**