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Tactical Emergency / Combat Casualty Care (TECC and TCCC)

Best Practice Medicine is proud to offer both Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) courses. For those wanting to train and prepare for high-threat prehospital environments or battlefield casualty scenarios, we're hear to help you be as ready as possible. We know how much none of us want to have to face the worst case scenario, yet we deeply understand how important it is to train for every scenario, however challenging it may be. We're here to help you, your teams, and your communities.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a set of best practice treatment guidelines for trauma care in the high-threat prehospital environment. These guidelines are built upon critical medical lessons learned by US and allied military forces over the past 15 years of conflict. They are appropriately modified to address the specific needs of civilian populations and civilian EMS practice.

The Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC) was formed in 2010 to formally translate military trauma lessons learned into the civilian high-threat prehospital community. The C-TECC is modeled after the highly successful Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) - frequently credited as one of the major initiatives that has resulted in the lowest combat mortality rates in recorded history.

C-TECC brings together SME’s from EMS, fire, law enforcement and DHS/FEMA, as well as physicians from emergency departments, trauma centers and the military to develop evidence-based principles of high-threat prehospital medicine.

Best Practice Medicine has taken these guidelines and created a highly interactive hands on program. The course is 12 hours long and includes an introduction to the TECC mindset, a familiarization of guidelines and equipment. After this introduction the remainder of the course is spent in scenarios based learning. This will expose the students to the tactical environment, allowing them to learn under the  stress conditions inherent in this type of incident.

Upon successful completion the student will have gained the knowledge and skills to provide medical care in a high threat environment.

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Tactical Combat Casualty Care

The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of its PHTLS program, the recognized world leader in prehospital trauma education.

NAEMT’s TCCC courses use the PHTLS Military textbook and are fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.

The TCCC-MP (TCCC for Medical Personnel) course is designed for combat EMS/military personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations. NAEMT also offers Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for civilian tactical EMS. The TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) course is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.

NAEMT's TCCC courses are taught by a global network of experienced, well trained instructors. To support course sites, instructors and students, NAEMT maintains a network of tactical affiliate faculty both in the U.S. and internationally, and staff at its Headquarters Office. Course administration is streamlined and cost-effective.

Access the TCCC Guidelines,curricula developed by the Joint Trauma System, and reference materials below:  

 • TCCC-MP: 2 day TCCC course for Medical Personnel 

 • TCCC-AC: 1 day TCCC course for All Combatants 

NAEMT’s TCCC course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).

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