Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a system of simple stabilizing medical interventions that can be utilized in various emergencies by anyone who has had the appropriate training. Similar to what the Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines did for military settings, civilians need a framework for use in dangerous operational scenarios that defines constraints in both the civilian environment and resources while providing medical guidance to accomplish the life-saving mission. Developed from military battlefield TCCC guidelines, TECC balances the on-going threats, civilian scope of practice, differences in civilian population, medical equipment limits, and the variable resources for response in civilian atypical emergencies. These guidelines represent a treatment framework that accepts mitigated risk while providing a significant life saving benefit. TECC at its most basic level seeks to define the correct intervention at the correct time in the continuum of care prior to the arrival of professional first responders.
This 4-hour course will introduce the concepts of TECC, review the most current guidelines intended for the civilian first care provider, and allow for hands-on familiarity with the most common TECC equipment in use. At the end of the course, the students will be given the opportunity to buy specific TECC medical equipment.
**All Medical Equipment used during the class will be provided by the instructor. We have TECC Kits for purchase that contain the same equipment used during class. Purchase is not required to participate in class. Contents of the kit are:
(1) MET GEN III (red)
(1) CELOX FIRST AID
(1) ACE BANDAGE 4″
(1) CHEST FOXSEAL (occlusive dressing)
(1) Z-PAK GAUZE
(1) HEAT BLANKET
(1) REINFORCEMENT TAPE
(1) GLOVES (pair)
(1) TECC BAG (red)
Your instructors are professional emergency response, preparedness, and medical experts, who develop and deliver emergency preparedness and operational training programs that effect positive outcomes in the face of emergency and atypical disaster scenarios. The principal instructors are all clinically and operationally active experts at the forefront of emergency services, special operations, and risk mitigation strategies specific to the austere environment.
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