Another new class for 2014!!!
This course is designed for anybody who is around firearms and may be involved in a situation where they may be called to render aid as a result of combat type trauma such as gunshot and knife wounds. Specifically, this course is targeted toward law enforcement personnel, military members and civilian enthusiasts who could find themselves involved in a situation where their actions and interventions could save their own life as well as a teammates, a family members, or even a stranger’s . No one wants to imagine being shot on accident, much less on purpose but this class offers you the skills and tools to maybe save a life—possibly your own– if it happens.
The purpose of this course it to familiarize students with the basic concepts and theories of casualty care. This course will also give the student the skills and confidence to perform life saving interventions in stressful situations.
By the end of the course the student will:
- Have a clear understanding of Casualty Care concepts and theories.
- Understand the M.A.R.C.H-P.W. algorithm.
- Understand the treatments preformed in each phase of casualty care.
- Understand the information passed during the transfer of a casualty to higher trained personnel.
- Understand the ways bleeding can be controlled.
- Be able to properly apply a tourniquet
- Have a basic understanding of wound packing and pressure dressing.
- Understand the importance of airway management.
It is suggested that students bring whatever gear they normally would operate in including Sam Browne belt and ballistic vest for uniform law enforcement, carbine and kit (lbv, plate carrier, helmet etc) for tactical LE or military, or whatever gear you might think you will be operating in. Although no tactical or firearm type gear is required for the course a minimum of a Handgun with 100 rounds of ammunition, holster, extra magazines with pouches, is recommended. Regardless of whether or not you bringing a weapon, the following are required; eye protection, ear protection, long pants, closed toed shoes (preferably with ankle support), sun screen/bug spray, rain gear, and a method of hydration such as a water bottle or CamelBack.
Please note: Students ARE NOT required to bring any type of weapon or tactical gear to participate.
As always, lodging at the Badlands Village is free of charge!