Stop the Bleed, Introduction to Emergency Casualty Care, August 12/2023
Saturday, Aug 12, 2023
10:00am – 5:00pm
Stop the Bleed, Introduction to Emergency Casualty Care
This course is designed to take the student through the Stop the Bleed program and
introduce them to the principles and approach of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care
(TECC). What is unique about high threat medical principles is less about what is done
medically and more about when it is done, what injuries on focused on, and what can be
A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We’ve all seen it happen too often; on the news or
in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious
accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder
because you know how to STOP THE BLEED. You’ll gain the ability to recognize life-
threatening bleeding and act quickly and effectively to control bleeding once you learn
three quick techniques. Become empowered to make a life or death difference when a
bleeding emergency happens.
TECC has applications for ALL high risk operations, where there is a real and on-going
risk to both the patient and provider. Examples of high risk operations include, but are not
Active shooter response
Law enforcement ‘officer down’ response
Disaster medical support
Response to explosive mass casualty
All other mass casualty response
Successful students will learn how to apply life-saving trauma skills, phases of casualty
care, and how to perform rapid trauma assessments. They will earn an ACS Stop the Bleed
Certification and an Introduction to TECC certificate.
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is the civilian evolution and application of the
military Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines (TCCC). Military units that have
trained all of their members in TCCC have documented the lowest incidence of
preventable deaths among their casualties in the history of modern warfare. TCCC-based
pre-hospital trauma training is now becoming widespread in the US civilian sector as well.
TECC is the civilian evolution and application of the military TCCC guidelines. Overall,
the principles of TECC are not difficult to teach – the actual medical interventions such as
pressure dressings and tourniquets are now commonplace for everyday trauma.
Although the word ‘tactical’ in common use implies law enforcement associated operations,
every first responder utilizes ‘tactics’ on every call every day. The word tactical refers to
the operational decisions that are made during response. Every one of these operational
decisions has an effect on medical care and the competing priorities of operations and
medical care need to be considered in real time. TECC allows you to do just this.
As situations both local and abroad become more intense, individuals must how to conduct
various weapons drills such as loading, combat reloading, clearing malfunctions with either
hand, independent of the other hand. In this course you will link the newly learned TECC
skills with disabled/disadvantage shooting situations to prepare for the worse. We will put
you “in the fight” and teach you to work through various life or death situations.
There is NO requirement for students to live fire in this class, but the opportunity is
provided for those that want to hone their skills under stress response. This dynamic class
combines Emergency Casualty Care training with disabled/disadvantage shooting
positions. The course is open to all experienced practitioners. Tac Pistol 1P or similar
course preferred prior to enrollment.
We are proud to be a Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Educational
Partner and a Member of the Tactical Medical Solutions Associate Trainers Program.
Pistol, duty belt with three magazines, 100 rds (Optional for non-shooting
Duty or Tactical gear, vest, chest rig or go bag, as required for every day carry or
Food and water for one training day, BRING LUNCH!
If you wish to provide your own training gear, it must be quality
equipment from North American Rescue, TacMed Solutions or similar provider,
and must be on the TCCC recommended equipment list. If you provide your own training gear use the code owntraininggear for a discount on the price in the registration.
1. Training Tourniquet
2. 4” or 6” pressure dressing
3. Vented Chest Seal
4. Hemostatic Gauze Trainer
5. Packing Gauze
6. Nitrile Gloves
If you provide your own training gear use the code owntraininggear for a discount on the price in the registration.
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