Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is intended for first responders who are responsible for assessing and treating patients with injuries from blasts, violence, and other trauma.
This course provides 16 hours of CAPCE approved continuing education hours from the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) which may be used for National Continued Competency Program (NCCP) EMT / AEMT / Paramedic recertification.
TECC focuses on the medicine during these phases of care and provides guidelines for managing trauma in the civilian tactical or hazardous environment. While TECC has a tactical slant, it takes an all-hazards approach to providing care outside the normal operating conditions of most EMS agencies, such as responding to a mass casualty or active shooter event.
At the core of the TECC program are three distinct phases that have been well-proven by TCCC-trained personnel in the war against terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. The phases are as follows:
Direct Threat Care – Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
Indirect Threat Care – Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed, but may resurface at any point.
Evacuation – Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
- Hemorrhage control
- Surgical airway
- Needle decompression
- Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments
- Caring for pediatric patients
- Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety
A student workbook and TECC course completion certificate from the National Association of EMTs which is valid for four years is included with this training.
$350 – Includes a student workbook and TECC completion certificate from the National Association of EMTs which is valid for four years.
Attendance and participation in class activities and successful completion of the written examination are required for TECC certification.
Certification / CME
Successful completion of this course results in an TECC completion certificate from the National Association of EMTs which is valid for four years and 16 hours of CAPCE credit.