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.
Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for the course.