For the past several days I’ve been working the phone lines and email tree trying to nail down a venue for our next course offering, and I think we’ve found it. I’ll be stopping by tomorrow to ensure that it meets our needs and is cost effective for our clientele.
Our Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Course is open to paramedics, law enforcement, and Canadian Armed Forces members. TCCC and TECC teach the same material, but to different target audiences, in a slightly different format. While sending the 9-Liner CasEvacReq is an essential skill for a deployed soldier, there isn’t much need to teach it to a street level paramedic or police member.
What each of them does have to know is how to handle themselves if they’re injured; how to apply a tourniquet to themselves, their patient, or their partner quickly and efficiently and get back to the job at hand. How to control hemorrhage with wound packing, direct pressure, and with a variety of bandages. How to place an airway, on the floor, in the dark, by touch. How to move someone by themselves over smooth terrain, over rough terrain.
Tomorrow, at 1300, I find out if we’ve got our venue!