Time: October 10, 2012 to October 11, 2012
Location: National Guard Armory
Street: 3300 Division Street
City/Town: Evansville IN 47715
Website or Map: http://www.ssti-usa.com
Phone: 1800 883 8599
Event Type: tactical, medic, training, swat, medicine
Organized By: Paul Garcia
Latest Activity: Jun 23, 2012
The NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Committee is pleased to host the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care’s (CoTCCC) updated curriculum for the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course.
The TCCC course is the military counterpart to the PHTLS course. It is designed for military medics, corpsmen, and pararescuemen who are preparing to deploy in support of combat operations. Casualty care on the battlefield must be the best possible combination of good medicine and good small-unit tactics.
The specifics of casualty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the casualty, the knowledge and skills of the first responder, and the medical equipment at hand. In contrast to a hospital Emergency Department setting where the patient IS the mission, on the battlefield, care of casualties sustained is only PART of the mission. TCCC recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:
1. Treat the casualty
2. Prevent additional casualties
3. Complete the mission
The TCCC program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield.
The need for a standing committee to ensure that the TCCC guidelines are updated as necessary to reflect both new advances in prehospital medicine and battlefield experience with TCCC was identified in the original 1996 TCCC paper. The CoTCCC was established in 2001 and is now part of the Defense Health Board.
The TCCC guidelines are published every 4 years in the Prehospital Trauma Life Support manual. It has been recognized that TCCC guidelines and curriculum will need to change more often than the 4-year cycle of the PHTLS textbook publication. NAEMT will include the updated TCCC guidelines and curriculum on its website as they are approved as a way to help get this new information out to the combat medical personnel in the military who need it.