Tactical Medicine: All Tactical Medicine courses are taught by appropriately certified physicians, nurses, or paramedics. The student-to-instructor ratio is 5:1 and all medical equipment is provided.
Emergency First Aid/Trauma: This is an introductory course to prepare students to assess casualties and apply appropriate first aid treatment. It includes casualty assessment, application of bandages for different type wounds, pressure dressings, when/how to apply tourniquet, burn treatment, and heat casualties.
Expeditionary Medicine: This course provides a solid introduction into combat casualty care, including hemorrhage control, shock management, airway and breathing management, thoracic trauma, casualty carries, primary and secondary survey practice, and casualty evacuation. Lectures, demonstrations, and practice allow the student to apply a systematic approach to injury management.
Tactical Medical Care: This is a comprehensive training course into tactical casualty care including hemorrhage control; shock management; airway and tension pneumothorax and breathing management; intravenous access; ballistic wounds; thoracic trauma; blast/burn injuries; splinting; head and spine trauma/immobilization; chest, abdominal, and pelvic trauma; medications; injury patterns in asymmetric warfare; casualty carries; primary and secondary survey practice; and casualty evacuation. Lectures, demonstrations, and practice allow the student to apply a systematic approach to the injury management. The student will be able to understand the physiologic basis, recognition, and management of casualty care and apply the knowledge necessary to treat tactical casualties.