This goal of this course is to have students learn and practice basic medical skills. This class will include explanations of medical equipment, placement of an IFAK, the basics of self and buddy aid, casualty movement, stowing of weapon system during treatment, and is based off the current TCCC recommendations. While this is not a “card course” you will have a functional understanding of the components of TCCC. This is a 1 day course, perfect for those who are non-medically certified and those who need to polish up on medical integration.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: The loudest and proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2011, I am a Licensed Paramedic with 9 years of field experience. After becoming an EMT in 2007 I have worked in both the rural and suburban setting. My diverse work experience has exposed me to many facets of the pre-hospital environment. I am comfortable with both the traditional EMS and tactical settings. I am proficient with advanced procedures and equipment associated with prolonged patient management and TCCC guidelines. I attended the Basic Tactical Operational Medical Support Course through Cypress Creek EMS in 2012 and currently serve as a SWAT Paramedic for a part–time team. I enjoy the challenges of tactical medicine and strive to “bring good medicine to bad places.”
- TDSHS Licensed Paramedic
- American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Advanced Medical Life Support
- Prehospital Trauma Life Support
- Certified Tactical Paramedic
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Provider
- International Police Mountain Bike Association – EMS Cyclist
POI (Points of Instruction)
- Phases of Care
- Familiarization of Medical Equipment
- Medical assessment
- Self and buddy aid
- Casualty Movement
- Deployment of IFAK
- Medical integration
Kit- Each student will need to bring:
- IFAK (IF you own, or we can bring extra to purchase or use).
- Trainer TQ (of you have one)
- Weapon System
We also recommend packing; cleaning kit for weapons maintenance and to wear comfortable clothes. Bring a lunch and enough hydration for the day; or if you prefer, we will break for lunch, and there are BBQ joints, Subway and other choices. Sunscreen, wet wipes and other comfort items are your friends. Pen and paper for notes.