On March 7-8, 2019 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 Combat Casualty Care (Co-TCCC). The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event. The course also can include personnel with basic medical training and Law Enforcement responders.
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.
- Have basic medical knowledge (CPR,First-Aid).
- Be a First Responder or field related to the training.
- Physically able to drag, crawl, and move heavy objects.
- *Course exceeds many levels of medical training, consult your local jurisdiction prior to utilizing advanced techniques.