NERAC is sponsoring a Tactical Casualty Care course for law enforcement officers on April 27, 2017 in Reading, MA. Program registration costs and materials will be paid for by NERAC. All officers employed by a law enforcement agency within the NERAC region are eligible to attend. Backfill and overtime reimbursement will be offered.
The LE/FR-TCC course is a hands-on training program for law enforcement officers to address the tactics and techniques needed to decrease occurrences of preventable deaths caused by trauma, as outlined by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). Students will go through innovative skills stations on the topics below to learn basic medical interventions that can be used to save the life of a civilian or other first responder in a tactical environment before EMS practitioners are able to enter:
- Distinguishing the difference between Direct Threat, Indirect Threat, and Evacuation Zone environments and care principles/priorities.
- Understanding the rationale for immediate steps for hemorrhage control (including external hemorrhage control, direct pressure and wound packing, early use of tourniquets for severe hemorrhage, internal hemorrhage control by rapid evacuation, and transportation to major hospital/trauma center.
- Demonstrating the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
- Describing the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
- Describing appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
- Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).
- Recognizing the tactically relevant indicators of shock.
To reserve your spot, please click here to access the page containing the registration link (login required).