MCTC Course Catalog
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Tactical Medicine for Patrol

This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers.

There is no cost to attend this course.

Course Description
Tactical Medicine for Patrol is designed to familiarize law enforcement personnel or EMT-basic with the next operational level of first responder medical support. The course curriculum includes an overview of Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC), basic medical terminology, anatomy/physiology as it relates to trauma medicine. Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), Airway Management, Chest trauma and Advanced Bleeding Control procedures including the latest in TCCC application. The course combines classroom learning and hands-on skill stations. Scenario assessment stations enable you to put your learning to work in simulated trauma situations. This course can be tailored to agency-specific needs.

Lessons learned on the battlefield can be extended into civilian practice, particularly law enforcement. It is our hope to share our combat experience to enhance the peace keeper and peace officer relationship. The Tactical Medicine for Patrol course is designed to familiarize law enforcement personnel with the skills necessary to support Self aid and Buddy aid within the unit or team. As the violence associated with drug activity and terrorism continues to increase, the ability to have medics trained, qualified, and skilled with this specialized talent is becoming a standard among tactical law enforcement.

Topics included

-Introduction to Tactical Medicine
-Phases of Tactical Combat Causality Care (TCCC)
-Medical Terminology/Anatomy Physiology
-IFAK familiarization
-Bleeding Control
-Chest Trauma
-Tactical Casualty Movements 

Course Length
Tactical Medicine for Patrol is a 2-day course.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Special Note: Appropriate clothing to wear to the class is listed below:
The practical scenarios in this course are designed to be as realistic as possible. Be prepared for training inside or outdoors. Clothing and other equipment may become soiled or damaged during this training. Please wear clothing and shoes that you won’t mind being ruined.

This event is offered on the following dates

Tactical Medicine for Patrol
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Webster City, IA - Fuller Hall, Sampson Rm

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)