Course Descriptions

2020 EMS COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Armored Vehicle Rescue

Armored Vehicles have become a necessity rather than a rarity with Tactical units. The vast variants of the units out there created the needed for this training. Many teams have Armor but have rarely used it to it’s potential.  This lack the training or limited operational use can create liability issues to the their team and agency. The training cover the Armor’s capability, limitations, and safety issues when working in and around the units. The rescue operations, elevated Tactics, Breaching, less lethal and communications use with a vehicle that weighs between 15 and 20 tons must be addressed long before it is used operationally. Students will run dry and live fire drills and exercises in the operator and safety officer during the course time frame. Practical exercise participation will be required for successfully completion of the course.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: All Tactical Operations Gear,Hearing and Eye Protection, Primary and Secondary Weapons and 100 rds. for each, Simminition or other NLTA systems, Ballistic Shield (if Available).


Beyond Tourniquets: Hemorrhage control for the tactical operator– Instructed BK Blachenstein of Masada Tactical, Israeli IDF Operator/Medic

Most LE and other tactical operators carry tourniquets. Those are issued primarily for self application if the officer gets injured, and secondary for treating victims on the streets. But what happens when the one or two tourniquets are exhausted and there are still patients in need of bleeding control? Or what when it is not a compressible hemorrhage and a tourniquet isn’t the tool for the job? This class will cover means to improvise tourniquets and other bleeding control mechanism, improvised and commercial (such as the X-STAT and IT Clamp) to provide the tactical operators with more options for life saving interventions.


COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Executive Protection Medical Operations

This introduction course is specifically built hands on for the protection professional. During this
course we address a variety of issues you may face while performing protection details both
inside and outside of the United States. We provide gear solutions for team members who are
constantly on the move and even situations that may require long term care, i.e. extended care
after injuries from natural disasters or even sudden illness. In addition to treating clients for
medical issues, we will also discuss how to better take care of YOU, the protection professional
in order to maximize your performance, enhancing your protection capabilities.
This course will be lead by our Director Emergency Medicine, bringing over 15 years of real
world emergency and travel medicine. He has extensive experience as an expedition physician in
areas of Asia, Central and South America, and Europe. He is responsible for consulting directly
with our clients and coordinating with our specialist partners, assisting with all travel medicine
and evacuation needs. He conducts pre-trip medical screening, helping to integrate clients
personal medical profiles with specific medical intelligence in the areas where our clients travel.


Course Topics Include:
• Introduction to TCCC
• Approach to the injured client
• Blast injury patterns
• Approach to a mass casualty
• Trip medical planning and evacuation
• Evacuations
• Handoffs and medical communication
• Travel medicine
• Personal med packs

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Fresh Whole Blood Transfusion and Advanced Resuscitative Care In The Pre-hospital Setting – Instructed by Combat Medical Instructor Jeff Cavallo RN, MPH (Ret. US Navy Corpsman)

Explore the current recommendations and guidelines related to stabilizing, monitoring and transporting the hemorrhaging patient in the pre-hospital setting. Learn or refamiliarize yourself in advanced hemorrhage control and resuscitation to include junctional tourniquets, REBOA , fresh whole blood transfusion and hypothermia prevention.  Review lessons learned from Military, EMS and Austere medicine in a combination lecture, discussion and hands on format.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition for First Responders – Instructed by Lynn Westover and Jay Seese, Six Layer Concepts

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition 4-hr Workshop HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding of human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement. This purpose of this workshop is to give insight into what the HTMBPR program is and how it can be applied.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Intro to Tactical Rope Rescue Class

THIS CONFERENCE SESSION IS DESIGNED TO MAKE ATTENDEES AWARE OF HOW FORMAL TRAINING CAN DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE THEIR SKILL SET FOR TACTICAL VERTICAL ACCESS AND RESCUE.
 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Rappel Harness, Gloves, helmet, boots, and BDU uniform. Extra training harnesses will be available for use.


K-9 Medical Operations - A tactical approach to the treatment of K-9s under threats – Instructed by Taylor Bracken, (EMT-P, State Trooper & K-9 Handler)

K-9s fill a vital role in many departments across the country being used in almost every aspect of the first responder's field. We most commonly see their use in assisting SWAT with the execution of high-risk warrants, EOD technicians with scans during event security or even patrol dogs being placed into immediate action with tracking fleeing suspects. The bottom line is we place our K-9s into higher threats on a daily basis without thinking twice about what care we can provide them when a medical emergency arises. Every day these K-9s are placed on the front lines but what pre-veterinary care is available to them? K-9 Medical Operations provides a tactical approach to the treatment of these K-9s, to bring the care they receive up to par with how we would care for their human counterpart, because at the end of the day, all though they are dogs, they are our undoubtedly our partners.

Topics include basic and advanced medical procedures, K9 anatomy, transport, legal issues and policy considerations which will allow the implementation for a program in your departments. R.A.N.T. Strategies comprised of several subject matter experts all with very diverse backgrounds to address these issues from multiple viewpoints.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


LAW ENFORCEMENT CRITICAL INCIDENT CASUALTY MANAGEMENT


This MCOLES approved training program is based on the military’s combat proven Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and the civilian translation of TCCC - Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and is a must for all Law Enforcement officers and command staff.  The program provides training to enhance the likelihood of both survival and domination in the occurrence of violent encounters.  Participants will be provided methods on how to react if you, your partner or a teammate is injured.  The importance of developing a warrior mindset will be stressed and after completion of this program participants will better understand the risks of their profession and develop critical skills to help mitigate those risks.  

Participants will be instructed to recognize and treat the most common causes of potentially preventable death in the civilian tactical environment.  There will be an emphasis on self-aid and buddy-aid so officers can manage injuries to themselves and their partners.  The program prioritizes lifesaving medical care with tactical considerations to encourage officers to remain engaged, end the threat, and minimize further injury and loss of life. Emphasis will be placed on utilizing tourniquets, hemostatic agents, and other specialized equipment designed for the harsh environment’s officers encounter every day.

In addition to critical medical skills, students will be instructed in armed suspect recognition and to how to more effectively identify cues to violent behaviors/imminent attacks.  Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on ambush awareness, prevention and countermeasures.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Mass Casualty Incidents

Mass Casualty Incident (MCI), also known as a Multiple-Casualty Incident or Multiple-Casualty Situation, is any incident in which emergency medical services resources, such as personnel and equipment are overwhelmed by the number and severity of the casualties. This classroom lecture will debrief law enforcement and first responder response to an Active Shooter MCI and field discussions relating to response, triage, and planning for such incidents.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NAEMT Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC-AC) 8 Hour Course – Instructed by Shawn Soler of Medicine in Bad Places (EMT-P, ESU Detective)

The 8-hour course is focused is to train first responders to handle emergency
situations seconds after they happen. This course contains lectures and hands-on skill
station scenarios, by trained certified instructors, designed to expose the student to a
variety of different emergency situations and confidently provide appropriate care.
The course includes care under-fire concepts, tactical field care, and tactical
evacuation care. Additionally, we will go over the equipment checklist for first
responders, bleeding control & tourniquet use, and movement of an aided casualty.
Course topics will also include use QuikClot and hemostats, airway trauma and
treatments, chest trauma and treatments, hypothermia, and fractures and splinting.


This class includes an NAEMT, 8-hour certification card.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) 16 Hour Course – Instructed by Doug Schneider of Strategic Medical Training (EMT-P, RN, Police Officer and USCG Reserve Officer)

The 2nd edition of NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.


The course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature:


•    Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
•    Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
•    Cold Zone/Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
The 16-hour classroom course includes all new patient simulations and covers the following topics:
•    Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course;
•    Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment;
•    Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
•    Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
•    Caring for pediatric patients;
•    Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety; and
•    A final, mass-casualty/active shooter event simulation.


NAEMT's TECC course is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, is consistent with the current guidelines established by the Committee on TECC (Co-TECC), and meets all of the updated National Tactical Emergency Medical Support Competency Domains. This course is accredited by CAPCE for 16 hours of continuing education credit, and recognized by NREMT.


NAEMT is a recognized education partner of the Co-TECC. The Co-TECC establishes guidelines for the provision of prehospital care to injured patients during a tactical incident. The Co-TECC neither creates curriculum for the prehospital provider, nor does it endorse the curriculum of other organizations.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Full kit optional


Rescue Task Force - Why are they so important in an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response? – Instructed BK Blachenstein of Masada Tactical

This four-hour block will showcase lessons learned from Israel. In the small confined territorial area of Israel, the lines between civilian and military medical services sometimes get blurred. In times of conflict, when most men are drafted to their combat units, medical personnel may be drafted to augment EMS services. Rockets being fired from combat zone into civilian communities require specialized response by extremely well trained and capable medical personnel. These medics must respond to scenes of blasts, shooting, mental health emergencies while potentially still under direct hostile threat. Command and control elements, and the formation of a unified command center that includes not only all first responders on scene (Fire, EMS, Police, Civil engineers, etc.), but also military command element, plays major part in the proper interaction of all elements involved. The lecture will include case studies, lessons learned, best practices, and tools that can be applied to American EMS and Tac-Med components in mass casualty incidents, terror events, and other disasters where interaction between EMS and security forces, be it police, military or other, may be imminent.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


STORM Dignitary Protection Medical Class Introduction – Instructed by  LTC Daniel Schwartz MD, FACEP, FAEMS and Dr. Amado Alejandro Báez MD, MSc, MPH, FACE

Executive and Protection Medical Support: A Primer


Outline: 1. Introduction – 2. Medical Intelligence, 3. Special Event Security, 4. Wellness,5. Tactical Field Care Scenarios (Focus on Protective Security Details)
This will be a lecture and hands-on class.


COURSE TYPE: Classroom and hands on

EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Full kit, law enforcement belt, helmet (if issued), Training IFAK, tourniquets, litters, etc., Blue/red gun/Airsoft handgun/long gun (if issued)


Travel Medicine

This course is designed to provide basic information to the everyday CONUS and OCONUS traveler. The course content will provide open source resources that will help educate the traveler on his or her destination, creating a better understanding of the medical preparation and local in country emergency capabilities. We will discuss appropriate medicines for travel, emergency evacuation plans, pre-trip planning, in country medical emergencies, medical screenings, and much more.

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


Warm Zone Rapid Victim Extraction – Instructed by Pat Mahoney (US Army & SWAT Officer with Bradenton PD)

Learn and apply methodologies of Victim rescue in a mass casualty event utilizing multiple methods to include ballistic shields, webbing, carries. Understand differences in tactics in hot, warm, and cold zones. Identify and understand current threats faced by first responders in mass casualty environments and how it dictates what gear we use.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM & PRACTICAL
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE


WMD Medical Class - Masters of Chaos-Surviving the Unknown

A look at environmental threats and medical considerations that First Responders could be confronted with in their day-to-day operations. As Police, Fire and EMS personnel drive headlong into the unknown world that follows the initial call to act, this class will expose them to emerging threats, ways to use personal monitoring equipment to keep them safe and medical treatments considerations for both cold and hot zone operations.

 

COURSE TYPE: CLASSROOM
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: NONE