Combatant Casualty Care – C4

This four day course incorporates the training modules found in the two day COMBATANT CASUALTY CARE – “Brass and Blood – Fightin’ and Fixin'” course. The Brass and Blood course introduces patient care at the TCCC stage of “Care Under Fire” as well as initial actions taken at the “Tactical Field Care” stage. Brass and Blood also weaves Talon Defense’s “Injured Shooter” handgun techniques throughout patient care management. The “Off the ‘X’ and Beyond” course moves deeper into “Tactical Field Care” and introduces “Injured Shooter” carbine manipulation.

Some of the enhanced medical blocks of instruction will consist of IV administration, advanced airway procedures, and needle chest decompression. Weapons instruction will cover “Injured Shooter” techniques for both handgun and carbine, with emphasis placed on marksmanship from unorthodox positions and malfunction reduction. Scenarios will challenge the student to present sound tactical weapons usage lending to proper patient care.

 

Topics Covered:

Primary and support side handgun techniques:

  • Draw stroke, presentation and reholstering
  • Empty reloads
  • Malfunction reduction
  • On body and environmental weapons manipulation
  • TQ access and application (self and buddy)

Primary and support side carbine techniques:

  • Grip and mounting
  • Empty reloads
  • Malfunction reduction
  • On body and environmental weapons manipulation
  • Transitions
  • Unorthodox positions
  • Positions of necessity vs. positions of advantage
  • Bounding
  • Improvised drags and engagement

Medical Training Topics:

  • “Fixin’ on the X.” Understanding tactical patient care
  • Working the awkward X.
  • Patient drags and carries both improvised and commercial
  • Stop gap pressure
  • Self and buddy application of the CAT and SOFT-T tourniquet
  • Familiarization with other commonly used tourniquets and junctional tourniquets
  • Familiarization with commonly used bandages
  • Understanding and recognizing the process of shock and death
  • Airway management
  • Splinting of fractures with both commercial and improvised techniques
  • IV administration
  • Chest trauma/needle chest decompression
  • Obtaining a detailed patient assessment and conveying this assessment to higher levels of care

Equipment Needs:

Primary Weapon

  • Carbine/sub gun with quality sling
  • Minimum of five magazines
  • 800 rounds of ammunition
  • Support equipment (vest, plate carrier, belt mounted pouches) that allow spare magazines to be carried on body
  • Second line med kit mounted on the body and accessible with both hands
  • Weapons mounted light (optional) that allows constant “on” feature

Secondary Weapon

  • Handgun
  • Weapons mounted light (optional)
  • Minimum of five magazines
  • 800 rounds of ammunition
  • Support equipment (sturdy, quality, rigid belt, holster and magazine pouches) (first line medical kit which should be accessible with both hands)
  • Hand held light

 

  • Helmet/head/vest mounted lights (optional)
  • Six chem lights
  • Quality eye protection (clear and colored)
  • Quality ear protection (amplified is highly suggested)
  • Protective mask/chemical munitions mask (not mandatory)
  • One CAT and SOFT-T tourniquet and one H-Bandage.