The Tactical Combat Casualty Care - Combat Life Savers Course (TCCC-CLS Tier-2)

This course is an intensive and comprehensive training program designed for non-medical providers who need to be prepared to render medical aid to trauma casualties in a combat or tactical environment. This course covers a wide range of educational concepts and life-saving skills.

  • Course Duration: The TCCC-CLS Tier-2 course is a 40-hour program, providing in-depth training in combat life-saving techniques.
  • Course Objective: The primary objective of this course is to equip non-medical providers with the foundational knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively manage casualties in a tactical or combat setting. This training is crucial for individuals who may be in situations where professional medical care is not readily available.
  • Curriculum: The course covers a comprehensive curriculum, including: Tactical Systematic Trauma Assessments: Participants learn how to quickly and systematically assess trauma casualties in a tactical environment to prioritize care.
    • Hemorrhage Control Management: Techniques for controlling and managing severe bleeding are a central focus, given the significance of bleeding in trauma situations.
    • Airway and Respiratory Management: This includes principles and strategies for maintaining airways and addressing respiratory issues in combat conditions.
    • Extrication Techniques: Skills related to safely extracting casualties from dangerous or hostile environments.
    • Shock Prevention and Management: Strategies for preventing and managing shock, a common consequence of severe injuries.
    • Burn Management: Basic principles for treating burn injuries that may occur in combat situations.
    • Eye Injuries: Recognizing and providing basic care for eye injuries.
    • Splinting: Techniques for immobilizing and stabilizing fractures and dislocations.
    • Pain Management: Addressing pain management strategies in a combat environment.
    • Critical Communication: Effective communication in high-stress situations, which is vital for coordinating care and requesting assistance.
    • Medical Documentation: Practices for documenting patient care, which is important for continuity of care and future medical treatment

Layered Tactical Medical Response: The course emphasizes the concept of a layered tactical medical response, which involves using Self-Aid, Buddy-Aid, Combat Life Saver (CLS), and Medic Aid to provide care at different levels, depending on the situation and the level of training of the individuals involved.

This course is vital for individuals in combat or high-risk situations, as it provides students with proven and essential skills needed to provide immediate medical care to trauma casualties. It not only saves lives but also contributes to the overall safety and well-being of those in high risk environments.