NCTC Course Descriptions

Trauma Management

Course Description: 

This military-led familiarization course is designed to provide law enforcement officials with an overview of trauma management techniques that can be executed as a team or by individual providers. In addition to instruction on select types of trauma and treatment, first responders are also taught to consider “big picture” aspects such as:  mental aspects of trauma management, triage, direct threat care, indirect threat care, collection, evacuation, and communication.  The course culminates in a final exercise that utilizes all lessons learned via several scenarios where students demonstrate treatment, support, and leadership techniques.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the mental readiness required and mental considerations that must be taken by team leaders, team members, and individual providers when initiating, managing, and terminating emergency trauma care to include post-event considerations.
  2. Describe the indicators and complications associated with penetrating trauma, burns, blasts, bleeding, shock, and environmental trauma.
  3. Demonstrate the skills required to treat casualties within the scope of training.
  4. Demonstrate the planning and execution of care under direct and indirect fire.
  5. Establish and secure a Casualty Collection Point (CCP), and securely lift/move casualty(ies) from the trauma site to the CCP.
  6. Establish a secure communications plan within the limits of available resources.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 2 days/16 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military.

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