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Law Enforcement Special Operations Medic Refresher

Course Length

16 Hours

CEU Information

Target Audience

EMS and Medical Providers Assigned to LEO Special Units

Law Enforcement Special Operations Medic Refresher


Penn Tactical Solutions Cadre

Our team is comprised of a cadre of instructors certified as TP-C with diverse backgrounds including military, emergency medicine, and public safety who understand that everyone has to start somewhere, but isn't afraid to push you to your highest level of greatness. We utilize a crawl-walk-run methodology so that we set you up for success, both in our classes and where it matters most: out in the real world.

About the course

This course is designed for paramedics and EMTs who are attached to or work with a law enforcement team (SWAT, ESU, MIRT, TRT etc). This course is not intended to be a comprehensive tactical medical course that covers all aspects of civilian special operations but is designed as an introductory or review level course. This course builds upon the medical skills taught in a TCCC or TECC and prepares a team medic for their role through classroom, tabletop exercises, practical skill stations and scenarios. Topics covered in this course include:

1. Legal Considerations for the Tactical Medic.
a. Laws regarding search and seizure
b. Medical vs Legal role during an operation
c. Liability
d. Expanded scope of practice including OTC medications.
e. Subject in custody considerations
2. TECC Guidelines Review and Updates.
3. TCCC Skill Assessments
a. Surgical Airways
b. Wound Packing
c. Tourniquet Application
4. Pharmacology
a. Prescription drugs common in special operations
b. Pharmacology of Over the Counter (OTC) medications
5. Medical Threat Assessment and Medical Mission Pre-Planning
6. K9 TCCC Overview
a. Review of Prehospital Veterinary Care Act
b. Introduction to K9 Medicine
c. K9 TCCC Skill Stations
7. Sick Call Medicine
a. Dehydration
b. Heat and Cold Injuries
c. General illness
d. Sanitation concerns
8. Sports Medicine / Ortho Injuries
a. Blister care
b. Fractures
c. Sprains and Strains
d. Minor injuries
9. Remote Assessment
10. Medicine across the Barricade
11. Civil Disturbances / Crowd Control/Mobile Field Force (MFF)
a. Mobile field force equipment
b. Medical considerations
c. Common injuries
d. Review of protest devices
12. Less Lethal Munitions and Chemical deterrents
a. Review of common tools
b. Medical treatment post Tazer deployment
c. Treatment of chemical deterrents
d. Common injuries and their treatments
13. Armored Rescue Vehicle Introduction
a. ARV Familiarization
b. ARV use in rescue of casualties.
This 16-24 hour course is customized to the needs, policies and procedures of the requesting agency. Course can be run with both day and night operations.

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