The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course introduces evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield. National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) conducts TCCC courses under the auspices of its PHTLS program, the recognized world leader in prehospital trauma education. NAEMTs TCCC courses use the PHTLS military textbook and are fully compliant with the Department of Defense’s Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) guidelines. It is the only TCCC course endorsed by the American College of Surgeons.
The course is designed for combat EMS/military personnel, including medics, corpsmen, and pararescue personnel deploying in support of combat operations. The course's content and structure also can be modified for law enforcement special weapons and tactics and special response teams. NAEMT also offers a civilian version of the TCCC course for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC). NAEMTs TCCC/TECC courses are taught by a global network of experienced, well trained instructors with oversight provided by NAEMTs PHTLS Committee.
To support course sites, instructors, and students; NAEMT maintains a network of tactical affiliate faculty both in the U.S. and internationally, as well as the staff at its Headquarters Office. Course administration is streamlined and cost-effective. Strategic Operations, Inc. (STOPS) uses exclusively vetted TCCC/TECC instructors with bona fide and real-world experience in treating casualties in combat or tactical operations. NAEMTs TCCC course is accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS) and recognized by the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT).