Tactical Casualty Care Course – Weyers Cave, VA
Tactical Casualty Care
This training begins with an introduction to three critical components of Tactical Casualty Care; 1) quickly and accurately assess and triage trauma, 2) stop bleeding and, 3) manage an airway. The whole purpose of this training is to save lives while the tactical situation is still hot and a threat is still active and there are no other options. At the end of training, officers will be better prepared to manage serious injuries to themselves, fellow officers, and civilians caught in the hot-zone. Midway through the day we’ll switch to “full kit” and run one scenario after another so everyone has a chance to experience treating a different types of trauma on themselves and other role-players.
- Identify and triage casualties during tactical situations
- Provide, “care under fire”
- Transport casualties to safer locations
Duration: 1-Days (8-Hours)
Equipment Required: Pistol and a Rifle or Shotgun, duty belt (or tactical vest) with all issued gear, body armor, flashlight and handcuffs with key. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working. Participant should also bring their first aid / trauma kit.