Civilian Medical Response to Traumatic Injuries
Individual or Group Rate ($175/student)
(maximum of 10 students)
Note: You must provide the classroom, or schedule the facility where you would like this instruction to take place.
This course is based on the principles of Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and provides a more holistic response to traumatic injuries than the basic Stop-the-Bleed course. The M.A.R.C.H. algorithm will be used to treat simulated casualties, with the following areas addressed:
- Scene Safety & PPE / BSI
- DHS' Hot-Zone / Warm-Zone / Cold-Zone criteria, & appropriate levels of care
- M.A.R.C.H. algorithm:
- Massive Bleeding (Hemorrhage control)
- Hypothermia prevention / Head Injuries
- Blast injuries
- Eye injuries
- Casualty movement
- Rescue Position
This is an intermediate course, and the participants should be mature enough to follow along.
The Stop the Bleed curriculum will be used for the hemorrhage control portion, and the student will be issued a Stop the Bleed Certificate upon completion of the course.
This course consists of 2-3 hours of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on modules using direct pressure, tourniquets, and packing of simulated wounds with gauze to stop major, life-threatening blood loss.
This is a very basic course, and is suitable for all ages and locations.
(No simulated blood will be used in this class, unless specifically requested. A $20 fee will be added for simulated blood).
This course follows the American College of Surgeons' guidelines and curriculum for the 'Stop the Bleed' program, and upon completion each participant will be issued a 'Stop the Bleed Certificate'.
The following is a typical two-day School Safety Course Training Schedule (on request I can modify this to a three-day course and add additional content (additional range training; additional block on civilian response to traumatic injuries), if desired):
Day 1: (Approx. 8 - 10 hours)
- Written Pre-Test (on current LTC laws) (90% required)
- Hands-on Dry Fire in the classroom to establish base-line skills
- Range Pre-Qualification (same course of fire as LTC Course) (90% required)
- Overview of the Texas DPS School Safety Course
- Overview of Active Shooter events & responses / Lessons Learned
- Avoid / Deny / Defend methodology (with practical exercises specific to a school setting)
Day 2: (Approx. 8 - 10 hours)
- Continuation of Avoid / Deny / Defend methodology (with practical exercises)
- Immediate care of the wounded, with emphasis on bleeding control & protecting the airway (TECC protocols for non-medical personnel to render aid while waiting on first responders to arrive + "Stop the Bleed" training)
- Interaction with First Responders
- Final Written Exam (90% required)
- Shooting Under Duress (Instruction & Range Exercises)
- Issue "School Safety Course" & "Stop the Bleed" Certificates