Course DescriptionTactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) is a two-day, 16-hour course that follows a curriculum provided by the National Association of EMTs and the joint civilian/military Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (CoTECC). TECC is appropriate for EMTs, Advanced EMTs, and Paramedics. A separate one-day course is available for that is geared towards providers at the EMR level. TECC teaches civilian paramedics and EMTs how to safely and effectively manage trauma/medical incidents within a tactical environment. Participants in this course will be better prepared to take actions that will reduce preventable deaths and disabilities among injured responders and other victims of violence. From an 'all-hazards' perspective, elements of this course will also be useful in other austere environments and circumstances.
- Understand the limitations of direct threat care, while 'active fire' is still present
- Appreciate the priorities of indirect threat care, when a threat has been suppressed but may possibly resurface
- Establish and execute plans for tactical evacuation case, determining best mode of access and egress for injured victims
- Practice basic and advanced methods of hemorrhage control
- Refine techniques for surgical airway and thoracostomy
- Review other key treatments using 'ruggedized' equipment and methods
- Strategize best practices for 'force protection' for responders and movement of victims
PLEASE READ: All courses are first come first served, with preference given to State of Hawaii EMS licensed providers. Non-state licensed and non-EMS providers will be admitted at the discretion of the course director/instructor, with fees additional to the card fee. Often classes fill up quickly; therefore, it is highly recommended you sign up for this class as soon as possible. Those on the “first come-first served” wait list who gain access will be notified by the college prior to the start of class so long as adequate time allows. Non-state EMS providers may be denied admission even after registration based on space availability due to preferential listing of State of Hawaii EMS providers. Confirmation will occur 1 week prior to course date.
Non-State of Hawaii EMS Licensed Providers (out of state license, RN, MD, etc.) fee: $145.00.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE WAITLISTED FOR A CLASS, YOU WILL BE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL IF THERE IS AN OPENING. YOU WILL HAVE 48 HOURS FROM THE TIME OF THE EMAIL SENT TO ENROLL VIA THE LINK PROVIDED IN THE EMAIL. PLEASE ENSURE THE EMAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR ACCOUNT IS ONE THAT IS CHECKED REGULARLY/DAILY.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in `Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email email@example.com for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi‘olani CC's DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi‘olani CC course even if you've already registered or receiving services at another UH campuses disability support program.