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305     Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

16 hours

This course has been determined to qualify for AZPOST continuing credit.

Course Description:

The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. The course is designed for combat EMS/military personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and Pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations. The course’s content and structure also can be modified for law enforcement special weapons and tactics and special response teams. NAEMT also offers a tactical version of the TCCC course for tactical emergency casualty care.

The specifics of casualty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the casualty, the knowledge and skills of the first responder, and the medical equipment at hand. In contrast to a hospital Emergency Department setting where the patient IS the mission, on the battlefield, care of casualties sustained is only PART of the mission. TCCC recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:  1. Treat the casualty  2. Prevent additional casualties  3. Complete the mission

The TCCC program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield. NAEMT’s TCCC course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites for this course. It is highly recommended students should have their EMT or Paramedic certification, when attending this training.

Equipment Needed:

All required course materials are provided for by TEMSOPS. It is recommended the student bring any tactical gear they wear or have available to them in their particular assignments.

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