NAEMT Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Program
OE-0022 - November 2017 - SAF 1 - North America - USA - Connecticut
Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee on TCCC (Co-TCCC) to teach evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT conducts TCCC courses as specified by the Co-TCCC’s guidelines and curriculum. Two types of TCCC courses are offered: TCCC-MP (TCCC for Medical Personnel) is a 2-day classroom course for military medical personnel including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations. TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) is a 1-day classroom course for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
The foundational medical science upon which TCCC is based is published in NAEMT’s PHTLS Military textbook in which the military chapters are written by the Co-TCCC. TCCC, as offered by NAEMT, is the only TCCC course endorsed by the Joint Trauma System and the American College of Surgeons. NAEMT’s TCCC courses are accredited by CAPCE and recognized by NREMT: (https://www.naemt.org/education/naemt-tccc) In this domestic mission, an OpEndev/Wings Of Michael S.A.R. team leader worked to support a 3-day intensive TCCC program in partnership with East Coast Tactical Medicine and Saint Mary’s Hospital and Trauma Center in Waterbury, CT. This program trained members of regional SWAT, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Providers, military personnel, ALS and Fire Rescue personnel.