There are 3 openings left for the TCCC course on Friday, May 3rd. Why take this course? See the article below from Resistor in the Rockies on a similar course.
Download the Army Casualty Handbook PDF here.
The most important lesson about treating combat injuries is this:
You don’t treat anyone until the fight is over. You stop the enemy from shooting at you either by killing them, or forcing them to flee. When it is safe, then you can attend to the injured. If you have to move an injured person, you move them while continuing to engage the enemy, and if the injured person is able to do so, they should be engaging the enemy while being moved as well.
Without going into all the specific details of TC3 (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), I’ll discuss the hands on portions we covered. You can download a copy of the US Army TC3 Handbook for all the nitty-gritty details. However, don’t rely on this alone…without the proper hands on instruction, you won’t understand the context and could end up doing more harm than good. Get trained first!
First Mosby went through everyone’s IFAK to make sure they had the proper gear. Not everyone did. He had the list of required items listed on his blog. Make sure you have what’s listed when you attend his class.
He showed us the HALO Chest seal for sucking chest wounds and discussed its purpose and proper use. During this portion, he also discussed the proper use and application of the 14 gauge ARS for Needle Decompression when treating a life-threatening tension pneumothorax.