First responders are being trained to quickly enter into harm's way to neutralize a shooter and save the lives of innocent victims. In many circumstances, formally trained medical personnel will not or cannot be on the scene immediately to provide casualty care. First responders must be educated and trained in point-of-wounding casualty care techniques to save lives. The course curriculum includes T-ECC-based Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid techniques, including hemorrhage control and tourniquets, bandaging, airway management, triaging, casualty collection points, and casualty evacuation methods. The course includes "force-on-force" mass-casualty scenarios in which the student will not only have to neutralize the threat but also treat the wounded, establish casualty collection points, conduct hasty triage, and integrate responses with EMS/Fire personnel.
Federal Sponsor Agency: BJA
Provider: Texas State University
Length: 2 days