Tactical Aid Course TCCC

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by melbo, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm heading out to take a 2 day TC3 course this weekend :)
    The courses are put on by Dark Angel Medical and should cover the use of modern TCCC based IFAKs like my DARK (Direct Action Response Kit) G3 kits

    1 pair Nitrile gloves, size L,
    1 pair HALO Seals,
    1x Nasal Airway,
    1x 4” Israeli Bandage,
    1x QuikCLot Combat Gauze LE or CELOX Rapid (MIL-SPEC Kits contain QuikClot Combat Gauze MIL)
    1x H&H PriMed Compressed Gauze and
    1x Mylar Blanket

    1x TCCC Casualty Documentation Tool
    1x 14 Gauge ARS Decompression Needle


    The course:
    The time to learn to use your personal trauma kit is not when you or someone else is bleeding out!!!

    When life expectancy is measured in seconds and help is minutes away, will you know what to do? In our uncertain lives, that is a question that we all need to be able to answer a resounding, “Yes!” to.

    Dark Angel Medical, LLC, is proud to offer training and instruction in the use of the D.A.R.K. The Tactical Aid Course** fills a niche between military self-aid/buddy care training and civilian EMS training and is geared towards those with little to no medical training or background. It provides the student with critical, need-to-know information, which can be utilized in a myriad of situations and stresses the ‘you don’t know what you don’t know’ principle as well as our own principle of “Simplicity Under Stress”.

    The course is 2 days in length with a total of 16 hours of classroom work to include slide presentations, videos, question and answer sessions and hands-on practical skills application.

    A manual and all training aids will be provided. A D.A.R.K. (Direct Action Response Kit) may also be provided to each student as part of the tuition.

    Cost of the course (2 days instruction plus the D.A.R.K.—a $164.95 value) is $475.00 per person.

    ***There are no prerequisites for this class***

    The course covers the following:
    • Physiological and Psychological reactions to environmental stress
    • The importance of having the proper Combat Mindset
    • Basic Anatomy and Physiology of life-sustaining systems
    • H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation
    • Breakdown and usage of Individual Med Kit components
    • Proper stowage and employment of the IMK
    • Hands-on application of the IMK
    • Basic and Advanced Airway management -treating and monitoring tension pneumothorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest
    • Airway adjunct device placement-Nasopharyngeal Airway
    • Basic First Aid and Advanced wound care
    • Application of Bandages and Hemostatic Agents
    • Application of tourniquets
    • Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (Gunshot, Laceration, Burn, Airway, Head, Orthopedic, Environmental)
    • Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock
    • Moving and positioning victims with various injuries
    • Response to active shooter situation
    • Proper use of cover and cover vs. concealment
    • Casualty recovery in an Active Shooter situation
    • Mass casualty triage procedure
    • Emergency Medical Dialect/Lingo (911 protocol, cooperation with LE, Fire and EMS and First Responders)
    • Hardware/Kit
    • Note pad and pen/pencil/Sharpie
    • Individual First Aid Kit—If you choose to. All training materials are provided.
    • An open mind
    **Note: The Tactical Aid Course offers no formal certification. It is informational only.

    I'll post a follow up after I return.
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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Looks like a nice set of topics to cover. The military trains for free, but for those who do not have the experience, money well spent. I would suggest using an audio recorder just for the ability to go over it again later. Lots of information to disseminate over two days, looking forward to your report. =)
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  3. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Last year we had a medic trained Green Beret give us a short course in primary care. Was a great course filled with personal experiences and very usable info. Ended up w/question/answers and some free gear. Hoping to have a similar one next spring.
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  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I just took a TCCC course this morning. It was great. I learned basically an overview of what Melbo did but would have really liked to have more of an in-depth, longer class time. The instructor could not stress enough about having a tourniquet and combat gauze. Those two things alone increase the survival rate.
    Of this list, we did not go over a nasal airway device. I will have to research because he did not have that on his list. He did say carry duct tape.
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  5. TightRope

    TightRope Monkey

    interesting topics
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