In many situations, quick medical intervention can save lives, and in many cases, law enforcement, security, and military combat paramedics are the first to arrive on the scene and provide emergency treatment to civilians and soldiers that have been severely injured during military operations.
Law Enforcement and military paramedics have a tremendous amount of responsibility because they have to be prepared to perform field operations and stabilize wounded officers and soldiers until they are evacuated to a hospital. As part of the public safety and fighting force, they have to be as well-versed in combat as they are in medicine.
The Combat Medic course focuses on serious wounds caused by gunshots, blasts, and other life-threatening injuries that may be encountered in a military, law enforcement or high-risk security environments. This course is designed for non-medical personnel and will provide all individuals traveling or working in high-risk areas the skills and ability to keep themselves and others alive with minimal equipment until a more comprehensive medical solution is ascertained. This course is valuable to anyone working in a tactical setting or frequenting elevated risk areas.
Note: This course is not a basic “First Aid” course
Some topics include:
- Rapid Patient Assessment
- Effectively stopping massive bleeding
- Gunshot wound characteristics and treatment
- Hemostatic Agents (Combat Gauze, Celox)
- Proper Use of Tourniquets
- Direct pressure vs Indirect pressure
- Compression bandages (Commercial & improvised)
- Tactical Priorities – When to treat & when to fight
- Airway Management
- Chest Seals & sucking chest wounds
- Self-care and continuing the fight
- First Responder Kit – 3 life-saving items that fit in your pocket!
- Different phases of care