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Law Enforcement and First Response Tactical Casualty Care

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Upon completion of the course participants will:


Understand the rationale for immediate steps for hemorrhage control (including external hemorrhage control, direct pressure and wound packing, early use of tourniquet for severe hemorrhage, internal hemorrhage control by rapid evacuation, and transportation to major hospital/trauma center.


  1. Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.  

  2. Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.

  3. Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.

  4. Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).

  5. Recognize the tactically relevant indicators of shock.

This course instructs public safety personnel, including first responders such as police officers, law enforcement personnel, and firefighters, in essential medical care procedures aimed at preserving the life of an injured responder until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) practitioners can safely access a tactical situation.

This course integrates Trauma training principles with the training curriculum followed by military medics across all branches of our Armed Services. It aligns with the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) guidelines and adheres to the recommendations outlined in the Hartford Consensus Document for Enhancing Survival during Active Shooter Events.

Participants in the course will acquire essential medical skills, including techniques for halting bleeding using a tourniquet, employing gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents for bleeding control, and facilitating the opening of an airway to ensure a casualty's ability to breathe.

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