Tactical Medicine Training Course
Tactical Medicine classes fill the gap between combat aid and civilian EMS training. Intermediate Tactical Medicine (TacMed) is a 10-hour course that focuses on the basics of treating trauma in a threat environment, and evacuating and safeguarding casualties. Students must be able to confidently and safely use a handgun. Students experience plenty of hands-on dry fire practice in the classroom, along with role-playing demonstrations and drills. The live-fire portion of the course focuses on fighting while wounded and fighting from the ground. This course is held at our outdoor Tekamah Training Facility.
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.
All 88 Tactical training courses are built on the core concept of Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning© (RBBC). RBBC was developed from this maxim: “the study of behavior is as important as the study of tactics.” 88 Tactical courses condition an appropriate crisis response that maximizes performance while working with, instead of against, a person’s survival-oriented instincts and intuitions.
At the end of this 10-hour course, students will be expected to:
- Explain first aid work priorities in a high-threat environment
- Explain and demonstrate rapid trauma assessment
- Demonstrate self-aid and buddy-aid techniques:
- Proper hemorrhage control
- Proper airway control
- Techniques for wound dressing
- Techniques to prevent shock
- Demonstrate techniques for evacuating victims to safety while under various levels of threat
- Demonstrate caring for pediatric patients
- Demonstrate providing care to yourself (self-aid) and others while under live-fire scenarios
- Eye and ear protection
- Semi-auto pistol with rear sight ledge
- 400 rounds of quality ammunition
- Sturdy belt and OWB holster
- Weather appropriate clothing
- A packed lunch and water bottle
- Note taking materials
Must have successfully completed Basic Handgun Defense Level 2 or have an equivalent level of training.
Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund in the form of store credit. Cancelling or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees (50% will be returned in the form of store credit). 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.