Courses

Tactical Combat Casualty Care

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 Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee on TCCC (Co-TCCC) to teach  evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. 

 The foundational medical science upon which TCCC is based is published in NAEMT’s PHTLS Military textbook in which the military chapters are written by the Co-TCCC. TCCC, as offered by NAEMT, is the only TCCC course endorsed by the Joint Trauma System and the American College of Surgeons. NAEMT’s TCCC courses are accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT. 

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Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support

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NAEMT's Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) is recognized around the world as the leading continuing education program for prehospital emergency trauma care. The mission of PHTLS is to promote excellence in trauma patient management by all providers involved in the delivery of prehospital care.  PHTLS is developed by NAEMT in cooperation with the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma. The Committee provides the medical direction and content oversight for the PHTLS program. 


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NAEMT's  Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in a tactical situation.  The course presents the three phases of tactical care:

  • Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
  • Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
  • Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site. 

The 16-hour classroom course covers the following topics:

  • Hemorrhage control;
  • Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
  • Caring for pediatric patients; and
  • Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety.

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