Consider the 2017 Las Vegas Shooting or the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. How would you respond to casualty care in a threatened environment? NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches medical personnel how to respond to, and care for, patients in a civilian tactical environment. Stemming from the Department of Defense’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course, which teaches evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield, TECC offers the same knowledge and skills for application in noncombat environments. The 16-hour classroom course covers the following topics in lecture and hands-on training:
- Scene safety in a hostile environment
- Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course;
- Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment;
- Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
- Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
- Caring for pediatric patients;
- Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety that provide safety for you and the patients
Upon successful completion of the TECC course, participants receive a certificate of completion and a wallet card recognizing them as TECC providers for four years. This course is accredited by CAPCE for 16 hours of continuing education credit and is recognized by NREMT.
ACADEMY OF WILDERNESS MEDICINE: This conference offers FAWM core and elective credits. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.