Preventable Death in Conventional Forces is 24% and SOF 0-3% How do we bridge the gap?
DODi 1322.24 mandates that "all military personnel are trained to perform basic first aid (self aid or buddy care), and that this training is sustained at appropriate intervals".
All Service Members
DOD Tier 1
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) “All Service Member” TC3, or TC3-ASM course replaces service-specific trauma skills currently taught in first aid and self-aid buddy care courses. TC3-ASM (TCCC All Service Members) is a 7-hour course for all service members. The foundational medical science upon which TCCC is based is published in NAEMT’s PHTLS Military textbook in which the military chapters are written by the Committee of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (Co-TCCC).
This link takes you to the course curriculum held on Deployed Medicine.
DoD Tier 2
The Army (AR350-1) mandates that "Each squad, crew, or equivalent-sized deployable unit will have at least one member certified as a CLS. CLSs must be recertified every 12 months at unit level" (10%) Table F2. The TC3 CLS course replaces the T3 for All Combatants (TC3-AC) course.
TC3-CLS (TC3 Combat Lifesaver) is a 40-hour course for non-medical military personnel deploying in support of combat operations. The foundational medical science upon which TCCC is based is published in NAEMT’s PHTLS Military textbook in which the military chapters are written by the Co-TCCC.
Combat Medic and Corpsman
DoD Tier 3
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has been tasked by the Department of Defense (DoD) to create tiered or "role-based" medical training. They have completed and published Roles 1, 2, & 3 but we are still waiting for role 4 at this time. Many Installations are using the NAEMT TC3-MP (medical provider) course in the interim. Check with your local Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) or contact Army EMS (now CMS) to determine what the best plan of action for your unit is. Until the course is released stay up to date with the TC3 Guidelines.
Paramedics and Providers
DoD Tier 4
The Defense Health Agency (DHA) has been tasked by the Department of Defense (DoD) to create tiered or "role based" medical training. They have completed and published Roles 1, 2, & 3 but we are still waiting for role 4 at this time. Many Installations are using the NAEMT TC3-MP (medical provider) course in the interim. Check with your local MSTC or contact Army EMS (now CMS) to determine what the best plan of action for your unit is.
The Joint Trauma System (JTS) is dedicated to the reduction of morbidity and mortality, and to improved survivability for all trauma patients in wartime and peacetime. The organization employs an organized approach to provide improved trauma care across the continuum of care to trauma patients – battle injury and non-battle injury. The JTS is responsible for posting the current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) used in clinical settings.
Deployed Medicine is an innovative learning service developed to supplement the medical education and training of U.S. military personnel, although some of the medical content could be broadly applied for use by civilian medical providers. Deployed Medicine posts the TC3 guidelines for field medicine as well as content and research conducted by the Committee of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC).
68W Combat Medic Website (CAC Accessed)
TC8-800 Slides and Lesson Plans (CAC Accessed)
68W TC3 Sustainment Course (CAC Accessed)
US Army EMS Training Portal (CAC Accessed)
68W MODS Tracking System (CAC Accessed)
68W Policy and Procedure (CAC Accessed)
Medical Operational Data Systems (CAC Accessed)
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (CAC Accessed)
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