This course is built from the ground up for support of civilian tactical law enforcement and is not an adaptation of battlefield medicine attempted to be wedged into the civilian sector. Certainly, there are excellent military-based principles learned from hard-fought battles, and the important ones have been incorporated into these courses.
All classes taught by experienced Physician and military SOF veteran faculty.
Tactical Medicine Provider - Advanced Course
The Tactical Medicine Provider - Advanced Course is the continuation of the Basic course, designed to teach basic and advanced tactical medicine to all medical personnel and public safety professionals, including EMTs / paramedics, firefighters, LEOs, medical professionals, and others who respond to high-risk medical emergencies facing our communities. This course is perfect for those departments looking to start up SWAT medic units, those with new personnel, or those who need a refresher of the basic.
This 16+ hour, two-day course serves as the culmination of the recommended initial 4-day TACMED immersion experience, leaving the participant with the confidence and competence to perform as a viable member of a Tactical Medic Team.
Course topics include:
Head, Neck, and Spine Injuries
Medications in the Tactical Environment
Weapons of Mass Destruction/CBNRE considerations
HAZMAT and Clandestine Drug Lab considerations
Challenges in Tactical Medicine
Basic K-9 Care
Skill stations :
Prolonged Field Care (Modified)
Tactical and Surgical Airway Management
Tactical Patient Care Scenarios
These are just some of the topics we include in this dynamic, high speed, 2-day course. However, as with any course, they can be modified to suit departmental needs.
These courses are MEDICAL courses and are designed to ensure the student has a solid, didactic foundation to perform the medical mission. They are not heavily TACTICAL as this detracts from the intent of the course. Live fire and Tactics can be implemented by the home department once the student obtains the essential tactical medical knowledge to work as part of a team. Our purpose and goal are to pass on the skills and knowledge necessary to save a life.
Having said that, these courses are taught by experienced former members of Special Operations Units, Military Veterans, and Current Active Law Enforcement offices & Firefighters, most of whom are in SWAT units. As such, an additional "Range Day" can be scheduled to work on anything from basic firearm fundamentals to live fire rescues.