Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

The second edition of NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.

 The course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature: 

  1. Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
  2. Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
  3. Cold Zone/Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site. 

The 16-hour classroom course includes all new patient simulations and covers the following topics:

  • Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course
  • Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment
  • Surgical airway control and needle decompression
  • Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
  • Caring for pediatric patients
  • Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety
  • Active shooter event scenario session.

NAEMT's TECC course is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, is consistent with the current guidelines established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care.

TECC Course Schedule for 2021
Date:  TBD
For more information contact us at: TraumaOutreach@sjhmc.org