Advanced Tactical Medicine (TacMed) is a 7-hour course designed to extend the students’ knowledge beyond the bleeding control techniques taught in TacMed Basic.
In this advanced class, students will receive the skills necessary to assess and treat severe blunt trauma, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, as well as life threatening medical and environmental emergencies.
The TacMed course curriculum is based on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) core concepts. TECC is the civilian version of the military’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) – TECC was developed to bring combat level of care to civilian first responders.
- Assessing for potential head injuries
- C-spine immobilization and helmet removal
- Wound care (steri-strips, glue, suturing)
- Splinting and immobilizing using the SAM Splint
- Recognizing life threatening medical and environmental emergencies
- Note Taking Material
- Helmet if you have one – Bicycle, Motorcycle, Climbing, etc.