Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
16 hours of CEUs in a single weekend
Earn a 4 year national certification as a tactical medicine provider. Complete with certificate and wallet certification card
Law Enforcement, Fire, BLS, ALS, RN, PA and MD are welcomed
WHERE: Nansemond-Suffolk Volunteer Rescue Squad, 428 Market Street, Suffolk, VA 23434
WHEN: February 23-24, 2019 from 0800 to 1600
COST: $275 / person ($215 for current VAOEMS providers)
CEU: 16 hours will be awarded
REGISTRATION: Online at Register Here
Developed by NAEMT’s Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee, the TECC program is based on the guidelines from the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC) and the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TECC uses lessons learned from our military and applies them to the civilian world of tactical medicine.
This 16-hour 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. The phases are as follows:
TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.