Tactical Emergency Casualty Care - TECC (NAEMT)

Instructional Hours: 16.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

Course Description: This course covers topics designed to decrease preventable death in the tactical situation. Major topics covered include hemorrhage control; surgical airway control and needle decompression; strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments; caring for pediatric patients; and techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the four evaluation stations, and obtain a minimum score of 76% on the written examination. Successful completion of the course provides certification in TECC. Completion does NOT equate to a Tactical EMS certification, automatic ability to act as a clinician in the hot/warm zones of incidents, or eligibility to join a tactical team in your jurisdiction. To maintain these credentials, renewal training is required every four years.

Continuing Education: The continuing education hours are approved by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) www.miemss.org, the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) www.cecbems.org and are recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) www.nremt.org.

Prerequisites

Students must be a current, licensed Maryland basic or advanced life support clinician.

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