(SurvivalDaily.com) – Learning tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) is vital whether you are a survival enthusiast, prepper, or handgun carrier. TCCC will help you supply medical care to yourself or someone else under the stress of combat.
The likelihood of combat may be low now, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. So you need to be ready. TCCC aims to guide you through an unthinkably tough time, and properly used, it can save lives. The length of a TCCC course is usually two or four days, and once the course has ended, you’ll be tested.
There are three phases used during TCCC training. The first covers care under fire. Medical supplies are limited to whatever the medic and the patient have on them, and the care is administered under hostile fire.
The second phase, tactical field care, kicks in when the team is no longer under fire. However, the team is still limited to the items on hand, and they must wait for extraction. A team could wait for minutes to several hours for extraction.
Last but not least, tactical evacuation care (TACEVAC) is the third phase of care. This phase occurs once a team is extracted and taken to a place with better medical care opportunities. For instance, the new location might have better equipment and additional personnel to aid in the injured’s care.
The overall goal of TCCC is to decrease combat death. Not all death is preventable. But TCCC aims to allow people to do what they can to save people or bring them comfort while injured during combat.
Of course, you don’t have to be in a combat situation to require medical attention for yourself or others. Be sure to check out these prepper medical skills everyone should learn. Hopefully, you won’t need to use them. But, studying them ahead of a crisis could save someone’s life one day.
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