Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield.

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The instructors were all SMEs of their craft & were able to relate all of the course material to real world experiences. Chuck, Jeff & Carter’s experience on the combat side helped put the importance of everyone having some proficiency in medicine in our field & Cynthia was a very knowledgeable in all aspects of medicine & its application.

Participant, August 2022 - TCCC

Strategic Operations, Inc. (STOPS) is proud to offer military service members and deploying units access to the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) program. TCCC courses are conducted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) as part of its renowned PHTLS program, which is a leading provider of prehospital trauma education worldwide. These courses follow the guidelines set by the Department of Defense's Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) and utilize the military textbook from the PHTLS program. The TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons is exclusively offered by NAEMT.

STOPS employs TCCC/TECC instructors who possess authentic real-world experience in treating casualties in combat or tactical operations. NAEMT's TCCC course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).

Within NAEMT, STOPS provides the TCCC All Service Members (TCCC ASM) course. This course is specifically designed for combat EMS/military personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel who are being deployed in support of combat operations. The course can also be tailored to suit the needs of law enforcement special weapons and tactics teams and special response teams. Additionally, NAEMT offers a civilian version of the TCCC course known as Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC).

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) is a program developed by the U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency (DHA), in partnership with the Joint Trauma System (JTS). Its primary objective is to impart evidence-based life-saving techniques and strategies specifically tailored for delivering top-notch trauma care on the battlefield. NAEMT is entrusted with conducting TCCC courses as outlined by the DHA-JTS, and currently offers three distinct variants:

  • TCCC-ASM (TCCC All Service Members – Tier 1): A 7-hour course designed to benefit all service members.
  • TCCC-CLS (TCCC Combat Lifesaver – Tier 2): A comprehensive 40-hour course intended for non-medical military personnel who are deploying to support combat operations.
  • TCCC-CMC (TCCC Combat Medic/Corpsman – Tier 3): A comprehensive 63-hour course tailored for military medical personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deployed in combat support roles.
The foundational medical knowledge that underpins TCCC is featured in NAEMT’s PHTLS Military textbook, with military-specific chapters authored by members of the JTS Committee on TCCC. It's noteworthy that NAEMT's TCCC courses are officially endorsed by the Joint Trauma System and the American College of Surgeons. Additionally, NAEMT's TCCC-CMC and TCCC-CLS courses hold accreditation from CAPCE and recognition from NREMT.

Strategic Operations Inc. offers the following training courses:

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
The Second Edition of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course is designed to present a strong foundation of topics, concepts, principles, and skills specific to delivering emergency medical care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders (TECC-LEO)
An 8-hour classroom scenario-based skills course designed explicitly for law enforcement and non-EMS first responders.

Tactical Medicine Technician (TMT)
The crawl, walk, run teaching methodology will take the students from the repetitive practice of core Tactical Medicine skills through full Hyper-Realistic® stress inoculation scenarios.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
NAEMT's Tactical Combat Casualty Care course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield, under the auspices of the PHTLS program. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.

Make-Up/Moulage Basic Course (HRMK)
Strategic Operations Inc. (STOPS) is pleased to provide instruction in the techniques of how best to safely and effectively utilize the Hyper-Realistic® Moulage Kit (HRMK) creating Hyper-Realistic wound simulations that will enhance any training scenario.

This course draws on the many years of experience of the STOPS’ Professional Special Effects Make-up Team and will provide the Training Audience with the knowledge and tools required to employ the HRMK in support of day to day training scenarios reducing those training costs and allowing high profile/final exercises to continue to be supported by Professional Special Effects Artists.

Make-Up/Moulage Advanced Course (HRMK)
The two-day STOPS HRMK Advanced Training Course conducted at the STOPS facility in San Diego, CA will delve deeper into the more complex capabilities of the wound kit. This in-depth training will instruct the Training Audience in specialized techniques developed by the STOPS Make-up Team to successfully execute everything from a single casualty with multiple injuries to a mass casualty training scenario.