The Tactical Medic Course, is a course designed to help you provide the life saving techniques needed to care for a casualty in an unconventional environment. This course is designed for everyone. Those with no medical experience, paramedics, EMTs, Physicians, nurses, firefighters and all levels of first responders. This course it taught in conjunction with the guidelines for TCCC as taught through the US Department of Defense and the American College of Surgeons. The course is taught by Urban Tactical Senior Instructor and VP Jay Stratton.
Phase 1 teaches the basics of Tactical Medicine. You will learn about the 3 phases of Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Basics of Anatomy and Physiology, how to control life threatening bleeding, and how to tactically move to, secure, and extract a downed casualty.
Phase 2 teaches how to secure a life saving Airway. You will dive into more complex anatomy and physiology of the airway and respiratory systems. You will learn proper techniques of opening and securing an airway and managing basic respiratory issues.
Phase 3 teaches how to deal with circulation issues and to properly perform a Rapid head to toe trauma assessment. You will learn how to treat for shock, establish a field blood pressure and how to treat non life threatening injuries. The course will also cover how to set up a 360 degree perimeter to protect the casualty while care is being rendered.
Phase 4 is the final phase where you put everything you have learned together into a two day FTX. Day 1 will be a recap of all the three phases as well as going over how to establish a Casualty Collection Point, the basics of triage, and how to deliver a proper transfer or care report. Day 2 will put all of the knowledge you have learned into action.