LAW ENFORCEMENT/FIRST RESPONSE TACTICAL CASUALTY CARE
Why Take This Course
LEFR-TCC teaches public safety first responders including police, other law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders the basic medical care interventions that will help save an injured responder’s life until EMS practitioners can safely enter a tactical scene. It combines the principles of PHTLS and TCCC, and meets the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus document and TECC guidelines.
This course is for any law enforcement officer. It teaches the fundamental skills necessary to provide immediate life saving measures in a tactical situation, active shooter, officer down, or anywhere the officer may be first on scene. These are the same skills that are taught to military personnel in the TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care) Course and EMT/Paramedics in the TECC (Tactical Emergency Casualty Care) Course. Instructors are experienced TCCC Instructors and Paramedics.
What You Will Learn
Course participants will learn life-saving medical actions such as bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe.
Upon completion of the course participants will:
- Understand the rationale for immediate steps for hemorrhage control (including external hemorrhage control, direct pressure and wound packing, early use of tourniquet for severe hemorrhage, internal hemorrhage control by rapid evacuation, and transportation to major hospital/trauma center.
- Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
- Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
- Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
- Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).
- Recognize the tactically relevant indicators of shock.