Medical Training

Tactical Medicine and Pre-Hospital Trauma Courses Designed and Delivered for Operators and Responders at All Levels

Tactical Medical (TacMed) courses are designed for military, law enforcement, fire/rescue/EMS and security professionals. Our curriculum is proven effective for medical and non-medical backgrounds and is ideal for those working either overseas or domestically in tactical environments from urban settings to austere and remote operations.

We offer several packages to train and certify personnel, using two-day, three-day, four-day and custom-length courses to create the most proficient trauma medicine practitioners on the field. Training is 80% hands-on application in the form of labs, skills stations and practical exercises. All courses cover the latest guidelines, techniques, recommended equipment and include a final training exercise in accordance with recommendations from the committees on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

K9 Casualty Care is a stand-alone specialty course that prepares canine handlers, teammates and owners to assess and treat canine trauma, medical emergencies and diseases. As with all our TacMed courses this program uses the most current K9 Casualty Care guidelines to give our canine partners that best chance at operational success and survival.

Constellis Medical Training Course Types

Instructors

Constellis instructors are chosen for their expertise, professional attitude and passion for the industry. Their real-world experience brings unique qualifications to our cardiac training curriculum. Our medical trainers have current backgrounds from military SOF, law enforcement, fire/rescue/EMS and private military/security contracting. Constellis instructors bring the latest cardiac medical experience to every class.

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All course participants are required to provide identification. Additional credentials and permits may also be necessary. Please see the Legal Requirements for a full list.

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Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Courses

All graduates earn certification through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), valid for three years (TCCC) or four years (TECC and PHTLS) and earn Continuing Education.

Two-Day TCCC

Our Tactical Combat Casualty Care course is designed especially for military personnel, both medical and non-medical responders.

The two-day course teaches the latest principles and guidelines of Tactical Combat Casualty Care needed in the field. A culminating scenario-based exercise provides application under real-world stress.

Topics

  • Understanding the phases of care in the tactical environment and their impact on care
  • MARCH-PAWS trauma assessment
  • Massive hemorrhage treatment
  • Airway management (basic and advanced skills)
  • Treatment of torso trauma
  • Burn victim management
  • Fluid resuscitation guidelines in tactical medicine
  • Assessment and management of head and eye injuries
  • Pain management and prevention of infection
  • Casualty movement including assists, drags, carries and improvised litters

Gear

Note-taking materials

Prerequisites

None.

Certification

Graduates earn certification through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), valid for three years and 16 hours of Continuing Education.

Three-Day TCCC

The three-day course covers all the standard two-day curriculum and adds training in responding to MASCAL incidents, Casualty Collection Point operations and a tissue and ballistics lab.

Topics

  • Understanding the phases of care in the tactical environment and their impact on care
  • MARCH-PAWS trauma assessment
  • Massive hemorrhage treatment
  • Airway management (basic and advanced skills)
  • Treatment of torso trauma
  • Burn victim management
  • Fluid resuscitation guidelines in tactical medicine
  • Assessment and management of head and eye injuries
  • Pain management and prevention of infection
  • Casualty movement including assists, drags, carries and improvised litters
  • MASCAL/CCP
  • Tissue and ballistics lab

Gear

Note-taking materials

Prerequisites

  • Medical background OR
  • TCCC – Combat Lifesaver training

Certification

Graduates earn certification through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), valid for three years and 16 hours of Continuing Education.

Four-Day TCCC

The four-day package is designed to generate greater confidence and proficiency by including all the above plus managing combat stress, two moulage training scenarios and increased repetitions during hands-on evolutions.

Topics

  • Understanding the phases of care in the tactical environment and their impact on care
  • MARCH-PAWS trauma assessment
  • Massive hemorrhage treatment
  • Airway management (basic and advanced skills)
  • Treatment of torso trauma
  • Burn victim management
  • Fluid resuscitation guidelines in tactical medicine
  • Assessment and management of head and eye injuries
  • Pain management and prevention of infection
  • Casualty movement including assists, drags, carries and improvised litters
  • MASCAL/CCP
  • Tissue and ballistics lab

Gear

Note-taking materials

Prerequisites

  • Medical background OR

  • TCCC – Combat Lifesaver training

Certification

Graduates earn certification through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), valid for three years and 16 hours of Continuing Education.

Custom TCCC

For custom-created Tactical Combat Casualty Care courses for your program’s unique needs please contact train@constellis.com.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)

Two-Day TECC

Our Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course is designed for domestic responders working in law enforcement, fire/rescue/EMS, professional security or home/personal defense.

Topics

  • Understanding the phases of care in the tactical environment and their impact on care
  • MARCH-PAWS trauma assessment
  • Massive hemorrhage treatment
  • Airway management (basic and advanced skills)
  • Treatment of torso trauma
  • Burn victim management
  • Fluid resuscitation guidelines in tactical medicine
  • Assessment and management of head and eye injuries
  • Pain management and prevention of infection
  • Casualty movement including assists, drags, carries and improvised litters

Gear

Note-taking materials

Prerequisites

  • None.

Certification

Graduates earn certification through the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), valid for three years and 16 hours of Continuing Education.

Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course – Ninth Edition 

PHTLS is designed for medical personnel treating trauma patients in the field. Developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma this training prepares providers to reduce morbidity and mortality through effective assessment and treatment of injuries. The curriculum incorporates data and lessons learned from military and domestic tactical medicine, increasing survival based on the latest science for assessment, equipment, techniques and guidelines. 

This program is designed for EMTs, AEMTs, paramedics, physicians, nurses, physician assistants and others working out-of-hospital and/or receiving patients in emergency departments. PHTLS training is highly valuable to providers working ground, air and maritime response.  

Topics

  • XABCDE assessment algorithm
  • Understanding the Lethal Diamond
  • Latest hemorrhage control equipment and techniques
  • Basic and advanced airway management
  • Respiratory support, monitoring and interventions
  • Circulatory support (fluid resuscitation, TXA administration)
  • Burn management
  • TBI and spinal shock management

Gear

None.

Prerequisites

  • Current PHTLS certification for renewal course only
  • Basic or advanced level emergency medical training for traditional classroom course or hybrid

Certification

Graduates will earn the internationally recognized PHTLS certification from the National Association of EMTs (NAEMT) valid for four years.

PHTLS is offered in several training formats:

Traditional Classroom Course

Two-day course consists of classroom lessons, skills training, testing and scenario-based exercises. Earn 16 hours of CAPCE CEUs.

Hybrid Course

The hybrid program consists of approximately eight hours in a self-paced online format followed by a half-day in-person skills evaluation and scenario-based exercise. This course consists of eight hours online and four hours on site. Earn 16 hours of CAPCE CEUs. 

Renewal Course

For those renewing PHTLS certifications, this one-day course consists of a review, skills evaluation, testing and scenario-based exercises. The course lasts six hours. Earn eight hours of CAPCE CEUs.

American Heart Association & American Red Cross Courses

Basic Life Support (BLS) 

Our BLS course delivers participants instruction and skills practice in adult and pediatric CPR/AED skills. This course is open enrollment to anyone. BLS certification can be added to an ACLS or PALS course for an additional $45.

Topics

  • Assessment
  • Compressions
  • AED use and special considerations
  • Ventilations
  • Use of bag-mask device with basic and advanced airways
  • Indication for naloxone administration
  • Responding to choking emergencies for all ages

Gear

None.

Prerequisites

None.

Certification

AHA or ARC BLS certification valid for 2 years. Earns 4 hours Continuing Education.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) / Advanced Life Support (ALS)

This renewal course is for advanced-level providers who have achieved certification and require renewal/refresher to retain the certification. BLS certification can be added to an ACLS course for an additional $45. Please notify our scheduling team when contacted to complete your registration.

Topics

  • Recognition, assessment and treatment of adult bradycardias, tachycardias, cardiac arrest and post-arrest care
  • Megacodes
  • Management with basic and advanced airways
  • Ventilatory support
  • Circulatory support
  • Neurologic evaluation and treatments (acute ischemic stroke)
  • Guidelines for working as part of a team

Gear

None.

Prerequisites

Current ACLS / ALS certification

Certification

AHA or ARC ACLS/ALS certification valid for 2 years. Earns 6 Continuing Education credits.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

PALS is designed for advanced-level providers that have responsibilities to direct or work as a member of a team during pediatric respiratory and/or cardiac emergencies for stable and unstable patients. Throughout the course, we break down the types of pediatric respiratory and shock emergencies into four pathophysiological events in each case. This course includes codes and teaches recognition, assessment and treatment of pediatric bradycardias, tachycardias, cardiac arrest and post-arrest care.

BLS certification can be added to a PALS course for an additional $45. Please notify our scheduling team when contacted to complete your registration.

Topics

  • Recognition, assessment and treatment of pediatric respiratory and shock emergencies, bradycardias, tachycardias, cardiac arrest and post-arrest care
  • Basic and advanced airways
  • Ventilatory support
  • Circulatory support
  • Pharmacology
  • Guidelines for working as part of a team

Gear

None.

Prerequisites

Current BLS provider certification

Certification

AHA or ARC PALS certification valid for 2 years. Earns 12 Continuing Education credits.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Renewal Course

This renewal course is for advanced-level providers who have achieved certification and require renewal/refresher to retain the certification. BLS certification can be added to a PALS course for an additional $45. Please notify our scheduling team when contacted to complete your registration.

Topics

  • Recognition, assessment and treatment of pediatric respiratory and shock emergencies, bradycardias, tachycardias, cardiac arrest and post-arrest care
  • Basic and advanced airways
  • Ventilatory support
  • Circulatory support
  • Pharmacology
  • Guidelines for working as part of a team

Gear

None.

Prerequisites

Current PALS certification

Certification

AHA or ARC PALS certification valid for 2 years. Earns 6 Continuing Education credits.

K9 Casualty Care

Our K9 Casualty Care course is designed especially for medical and non-medical personnel who are canine handlers, teammates and owners.  

This one-day course teaches the latest principles and guidelines of Tactical Casualty Care while embracing critical differences in canine management, safety, anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. It also prepares responders to manage their canine partner during medical emergencies and illness whether at home or deployed. 

Topics

  • Understanding the phases of care in the tactical environment and their impact on care
  • MARCH-PAWS trauma assessment
  • Massive hemorrhage treatment
  • Airway management (basic and advanced skills)
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Burn victim management
  • Fluid resuscitation guidelines in tactical medicine
  • Assessment and management of head and eye injuries
  • Pain management and prevention of infection
  • Casualty movement techniques

Gear

Note-taking materials

Prerequisites

None.

Certification

Graduates earn certification from our training academy.