MCTC Course Catalog
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Tactical Medicine for High Risk First Responders

This course is restricted to certified EMT-B/EMT-T/EMT-P personnel affiliated with local, state, or federal law enforcement agencies, or with approval from Course Instructor.

There is no cost to attend this course.

Course Description
Tactical Medicine for High Risk First Responders is designed to familiarize the experienced medical tactical law enforcement personnel (or other field medics) with the next operational level of first responder medical support. The course curriculum includes an overview of Tactical Casualty Care (TCCC), battlefield medication as well as advanced field medicine. Including Needle Chest Decompression, Cricothyrotomy, Advanced Airway Management and Advanced Bleeding Control procedures including the latest in TCCC application. This course can be tailored to agency-specific needs.

The Tactical Medicine for High Risk First Responders course is available for units with a medical focus and advanced medical protocols and SOPs. 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.

In keeping with the intermediate nature of this course, students will plan, facilitate, and evaluate a culminating scenario-driven practical exercise. Student performance will be carefully evaluated and in-depth feedback will be provided during a comprehensive after-action debriefing.

Topics included

-Introduction to tactical medicine
-Phases of Tactical Combat Causality Care (TC3)
-Medical Terminology
-Bleeding Control
-Chest Trauma
-Battlefield Medications
-Shock Management
-Fluid resuscitation
-Tactical Casualty Movements

Course Length
Tactical Medicine for High Risk First Responders 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.

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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