Two Full Days

Prerequisite: None

Class Size: 8-30

This course is designed to teach the armed individual the basic principles of care under fire and dealing with the main elements of combat trauma. Based on the military's Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), the course begins with an introduction to the Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) and the tools of combat medicine. The students will become familiar with the application of these tools and techniques through classroom lecture and practical exercises. On day two, we jump right into advanced patient assessment. The student will quickly progress into practical exercises utilizing a "wet lab" with realistic training props and scenarios. The students will become familiar and comfortable with the application of more advanced techniques in trauma medicine through classroom lecture and practical exercises. This course is certified through the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT).

The following topics will be covered during the course:

Principles of TCCC

Setting up med. gear/IFAK

Triaging patients

Use of tourniquets

Use of hemostatic agents

Use of kerlix/wound packing

Pressure dressings, dedicated/improvised




Use of SAM splint/improvised splints

Care under fire

Patient assessment

Treating shock

Chest wounds

Chest seals

Tension Pneumothorax

Buddy carry techniques

Wet Lab drills

Gear List: Note pad, pen, IFAK/Med Pack (If you do not already own an IFAK, don't purchase one for the course. We will have trainers on hand and the instructors can discuss with you the best equipment to purchase for your specific needs.)

Disclaimer: ** Wear clothing that you don't mind tearing and/or staining. YOUR CLOTHES MAY GET RUINED!