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 - Basic Course
The Tactical Medicine Provider - Basic Course is 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 groundwork for the follow-on Advanced course, which may be scheduled consecutively by the department, leading to an immersive 4 day TACMED experience.
Course topics include:
TACMED, SWAT & The Mission
Medical Intelligence & Medical Threat Assessment in SWAT operations.
Conventional Threats & Weapons
Into the Hot-Zone
Gearing Up - Equipment Shake-out & Discussion
Tactical Patient Assessment
Massive Hemorrhage Control
Extraction & Evacuation
Skill stations :
Tension Pneumothorax & Needle Chest Decompression
Casualty Collection Point
Downed Officer Rescue
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.
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