TCCC-ASM (TCCC All Service Members – Tier 1) is a 7-hour course for all service members.
Description: The combat casualty care experience of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom demonstrated that many lifesaving interventions on the battlefield can be delivered by non-medical personnel, either in support of the combat medic or in his or her absence. Both the Ranger Regiment and the Canadian Armed Forces have identified their all-combatant TCCC training programs as key elements in their unprecedented success in reducing preventable death on the battlefield.
In acknowledgement of this fact, military medical leaders have requested that the Joint Trauma System develop a TCCC curriculum to train non-medical military personnel.
TCCC All Service Members (TCCC ASM) is a 7-hour course for all service members that teaches TCCC concepts and lifesaving skills to render basic medical aid to a trauma casualty.
Examples of included elements of care are such items as limb tourniquets, hemostatic dressings, nasopharyngeal airways, recognition of hemorrhagic shock, hypothermia prevention, oral antibiotics and analgesics, and eye shields. These topics are discussed in lay language insofar as possible.
Tactical Combat Casualty Care All Service Members (TCCC ASM) curriculum developed by the Joint Trauma System, part of the Defense Health Agency. It is intended to familiarize military personnel with TCCC concepts and basic lifesaving skills to ensure they are adequately prepared to render medical aid to a trauma casualty. Instruction includes basic hemorrhage control skills and recognition of more serious injuries.
Length: 7-16 hours
Target Audience: Non Medical Military Members, Non Medical Tactical Team Members, Law Enforcement / Police