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Tactical medicine, Pahrump, August 14th, 2011


Pahrump, NV
Best Western - RV Park Clubhouse

Sunday - August 14th, 2011
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

This course will introduce and drill the basic skills necessary to manage life-threatening trauma in a tactical environment.

In addition to Basic Life Support (BLS) skills, the training will emphasize self care and care under fire.

Course topics will include:

  • How care under fire differs from standard first aid
  • Priorities of action in a combative environment
  • The purpose built medical kit vs. field expedient gear
  • Communication and task delegation
  • Scene security
  • Self care
  • Body substance isolation
  • Rapid trauma assessment
  • Treatment priorities
  • Controlling life-threatening bleeding
  • Hemostatic agents (Quikclot, Celox, etc.)
  • Tourniquets: when and how
  • Airway management
  • Managing penetrating chest wounds
  • CPR –When and when not
  • Triage in a multi-victim situation
  • When and how to move a patient

Students will learn to quickly and efficiently apply common pressure bandages and tourniquets to themselves and others.

Participants will practice all skills “hands-on” with training partners and manikins.

Prerequisites: None.

All students should wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for moderate physical activity

It is highly likely that participants will get blood simulant on clothing and gear.

Course fee (includes lunch and training materials): $150

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Lake Mead Explorer
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I highly recommend this course!

Chuck does an absolutely outstanding job teaching you what you need to know!
Thanks for the good word, Bill.

A couple of buddies in Pahrump asked to set this up. They are recreational four-wheelers and are also getting into disaster prep so we'll probably expand a bit from just gunshot wound care.