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HIGH THREAT INTERVENTIONS
High Threat Interventions (HTI) is a unique tactical medicine program exclusively geared toward the armed professional. Most tactical medicine programs target the medical provider attached/assigned to tactical teams/special operations units instead of the non-medical operator. It is designed to incorporate live fire evolutions with the addition of medical scenarios to create a well-rounded training experience. HTI is also designed to increase student survivability by introducing injured shooter weapon manipulations and utilizing vehicles as rescue platforms to retrieve downed personnel (range dependent). Live fire downed officer rescue scenarios incorporating basic small unit tactics are an integral part of the program. The desired end state of HTI is to provide the student with an enhanced level of medical capability while maintaining their existing firearms skills by integrating medical scenarios within live fire exercises. The class is not meant to train students to the level of a medical provider. It aims to provide them with the skills to keep injured persons alive until the arrival of a medical provider. Additionally, it serves to ensure that students can perform the appropriate medical interventions while in a live fire, simulated high threat environment that armed professionals often find themselves in.
TACTICAL EMERGENCY CASUALTY CARE FOR
LAW ENFORCEMENT - (8hr)
TECC-LE is a 1-day (8-hour) course that teaches officers basic lifesaving tactical medicine concepts and interventions that can be used to render aid to themselves, other officers, and other injured persons during the course of an active shooter event or other violent incidents. Students are taught methods to address life-threatening bleeding with the use of tourniquets, hemostatic gauze (such as Quik Clot), and pressure bandages, as well as basic airway management with nasal airways and the recovery position, chest injury treatment involving chest seals, and hypothermia prevention.
Students learn about the three different phases of care (Direct Threat Care, Indirect Threat Care, Evacuation Care), and the proper medical actions to take during each phase, as well as their role as LE in the chain of survival.
TECC-LE is a solid foundational class for officers and no prior medical experience or training is necessary. Concepts are presented in such a manner that the non-medically trained officer won't feel overwhelmed or left behind.
TACTICAL EMERGENCY CASUALTY CARE - (16hr)
This 2-day course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation. Topics include 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.
At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan.