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TACTICAL MEDICINE Level I 
The course is designed as an introduction to basic emergency medicine and its tactical application. It will provide both novice and advanced students with the ability to treat wounds ranging from sprained ankles to gunshot wounds. It will cover everything from field expedient CPR to initial emergency treatment of penetrating chest trauma/gun shot wounds.
Our goal is to provide every student with a basic understanding of basic and emergent medical situations and the how to  provide the appropriate treatments.

Focus will be on:
-The maintenance of the airway thru the use of manual/artificial airways
-The treatment of major breathing injuries including treatment of gun shot and stab wounds in the chest with the use of occlusive dressings.
-The treatment and management of life threatening/severe bleeding thru the use of pressure dressings, hemostatic agents, and tourniquets.
Course Outline]

INITIAL PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT (Basic Stabilization of a Patient)
Primary Survey (The critical first minutes of medical care)
• The primary survey usually involves treating numerous casualties.
• Procedures performed are for rapid life saving interventions.
Primary Survey Steps
• Area Security- ensure the area is secure before performing care.
• Scene Size Up- quick analysis of the scene to determine what type of injuries to expect.
• Determine Patients Responsiveness/AVPU Method.
• Airway Assessment and Management
• Breathing Assessment and Management
• Circulation Assessment and Management

SECONDARY SURVEY AND TRIAGE
Secondary Survey (Double checking your work and planning ahead)
• The secondary survey involves the identify and treatment all non-life threatening injuries not previously identified on the primary survey.
• Systematic evaluation of the patient from head to toe utilizing visual signs and palpation.
• As injuries are identified, proper treatment is rendered.
• Typically performed after all threats have been controlled.

Introduction To Tactical Triage
• Principles of Tactical Triage
• Triage Factors
• Evacuation of the Casualties

CONCLUSION AND FINAL HANDS ON PRACTICAL EXERCISE
LEVEL I COURSES FEATURES SECTIONS FOCUSING ON:
• Airway Injuries- Opening the airway, emergency airways, rescue breathing.
• Chest Injuries- Identifying pneumothorax and Treating penetrating trauma including stab wounds and gun shot wounds with the use of occlusive dressings and needle decompression.
• Hemorrhage Control- Identifying live threatening Bleeding and controlling it with the use of pressure dressing, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents.
• Tactical Orthopedics- splinting, immobilization, and reduction of dislocations.
• Environmental Injuries- heat injuries, cold injuries, snake/insect bites, and dive medicine
• Casualty Assessment- AVPU Method, CPR, and Evacuation of Casualty

Cost: $400.00 per person for 2 days
Law Enforcement/Military Cost: $350.00
Location & Dates:

Flagstaff, AZ

Requirements:
-No previous medical experience required
-Rifle or shotgun and sidearm
-200 rounds pistol ammo, 200 rounds rifle ammo
-Please wear loose comfortable clothing.
-Cold Weather Gear
-Camping equipment
-Food and water for 2 days
-All other Equipment will be provided by SOTS
-All other medical equipment will be provided by SOTS.
To sign up contact us via email at SOTSinfo@gmail.com