Training Opportunity: Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

NERAC is sponsoring two Tactical Emergency Casualty Care courses for ALS and BLS Providers. These 2-day courses will be offered on the dates below. Program registration costs and materials for attendees will be paid for by NERAC. All Emergency Care Providers within the NERAC region are eligible to attend. Attendees must be employed by 911 providers in the NERAC region. The first course will take place in Hopkinton on April 3rd and 4th. The second course will take place in Marblehead on April 20th and 21st.

The TECC course is a hands-on training program for EMS providers to address the tactics and techniques needed to decrease occurrences of preventable deaths caused by trauma, as outlined by the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). Students will go through innovative skills stations to practice the following techniques:

  • Distinguishing the difference between Direct Threat, Indirect Threat, and Evacuation Zone environments and care principles/priorities.
  • Providing hemorrhage control using the following techniques: tourniquet application, tourniquet de-escalation, providing direct pressure, applying pressure dressings and packing wounds, and the use of topical hemostatic dressings.
  • Providing airway and respiratory management, including needle decompression, surgical cricothyroidotomy, and the use of other airway devices.
  • Treating patients for hemorrhagic shock with IV fluids and/or blood products.
  • Demonstrating multiple tactical casualty movement and extraction techniques such as drags, carries, and lifts.

To access the registration form for this course, please visit this page (login required).

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