Law Enforcement Medical/Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
This law enforcement specific medical course is designed for law enforcement officers with or without a medical background that teaches basic but critical life-saving interventions that will help increase the survival rate of law enforcement officers in the event that they are severely wounded in a tactical environment. Instructors will demonstrate combat proven emergency medical treatments while implementing training aids to ensure participants are proficient in these life-saving skills. Participants will also take part in a series of practical exercises based off of real world scenarios.
Skills Learned include:
- Self and partner rescue techniques
- Tourniquet usage
- Pressure dressing application
- Hemostatic Gauze implementation
The TCCC course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of its PHTLS program, the recognized world leader in prehospital trauma education.
Almost 90% of American service men and women who die from combat wounds do so before they arrive at a medical treatment facility. This figure highlights the importance of the trauma care provided on the battlefield by combat medics, corpsmen, PJs, and even the casualties themselves and their fellow combatants. With respect to the actual care provided by combat medics on the battlefield, however, J. S Maughon noted in his paper in Military Medicine in 1970 that little had changed in the preceding 100 years. In the interval between the publication of Maughon's paper and the United States’ invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, there was also little progress made. The war years, though, have seen many lifesaving advances in battlefield trauma care pioneered by the Joint Trauma System and the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. These advances have dramatically increased casualty survival. This is especially true when all members of combat units – not just medics - are trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC.)
NAEMT’s TCCC courses use the PHTLS Military textbook and are fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.