Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
Date: Tuesday & Thursday, October 19th & 21st, 2021
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Devens Campus
(TECC) teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers at all levels how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment. It is designed to decrease preventable deaths in tactical situations such as mass casualty terrorist attacks, hostage scenarios and active shooter events. TECC was created to apply the lessons learned during the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to the civilian world of tactical medicine. Topics covered: Hemorrhage control 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, Environmental emergencies, Infectious disease, Abdominal disorders, Toxicological emergencies, Exposure to hazardous materials (No Waivers)
Upon successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate of completion, a wallet card recognizing them as TECC providers for 4 years, 16 hours of national CAPCE credit, 16 hours of Mass. OEMS credit and 1 year free membership to NAEMT.