Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

Duration
8 - 16 Hours

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course is a set of evidenced-based and best practice trauma care guidelines for civilian high-threat pre-hospital environments. The course aims to teach students how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment, and is designed for those who treat trauma in high-risk operations, where there is a real and on-going risk to both the patient and provider. This includes ambulance crews, firefighters and shopping centre and security staff.

Course Accreditors
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TECC
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NAEMT
Course Content

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training guidelines are built upon the foundations of TCCC but are different to meet the unique needs of the civilian medical and operational environments.

The differences address:

  • Civilian specific language
  • Provider scope of practice
  • PopulationCivilian liability
  • Civilian mission and operational constraints
  • Logistics
  • Resource acquisition

This course may be relevant to:

  • Ambulance crew
  • HART team members
  • Medical teams in proximity to terrorist related events
  • Firefighters
  • Police officers
  • Journalists and film crews working in high-risk location
  • Film crews
  • Expedition medics
  • Voluntary/Humanitarian Aid sector and NGOs
  • Shopping centre and sports stadium staff

Duration:

TECC Provider Course: 16-hour classroom course for EMTs and paramedics.

TECC Refresher Course:  8-hour course for individuals who have successfully completed the 16-hour TECC provider course within the past four years.

The syllabus includes:
Haemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course
Surgical airway control and needle decompression for medical healthcare professionals
Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
Caring for paediatric patients
Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety
A final, mass-casualty/active shooter event simulation
Entry Criteria

Registered Medical, Law Enforcement or First Responder personnel.

 

Certification

Certification

Upon successful completion of the Provider course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as TECC providers for 4 years, and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.

Upon successful completion of the Refresher course, students receive a certificate of completion and 8 hours of CAPCE credit.

Accreditation

CAPCE

Recognised by:

NAEMT

Contact Details

Phone

+44 (0)1568 613942
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