On May 22-23, 2017 TRS will host a Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Course at our facility at 100 E Lee Ave. in Sherwood, AR.
The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) program is based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and meets the guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC). The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
Developed by NAEMT’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 our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine.
This 16-hour course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation.
- Hemorrhage control
- Surgical airway control
- Needle decompression
- Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments.
- Caring for pediatric patients.
- Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.
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
Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
- Indirect Threat Care
Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
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 EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
Use the button below to sign up:
Course Fees: $300
Students should wear/bring:
- Long Pants/Tactical Pants
- Shirts that cover the chest and top of arms (no sleeveless or open chest shirts)
- Sturdy Boots or Shoes (no open toe)
- Eye Protection (Will be provided if you do not have any)
- Sturdy Waist Belt (Must hold up carrying gear.
- Any tactical gear you wish to utilize in class (armor, helmets, etc.)
- Water Bottle