Some are calling it “Ambush Medicine”! What it’s called is not as important as what you’ll learn over the next two days. The next 16 hours will be spent 90% of the time on the range… shooting, moving, communicating and slappin’ tourniquets on.
Each student will learn how and more importantly when to care for the injured during and immediately following a violent attack. This will be a fast-paced and physically demanding course. Students will apply the lessons learned during multiple live-fire scenarios involving one-person, two-person, and four-person teams. Students will be provided multiple tactical medical products during class and scenarios in order to conduct their own personal testing and evaluation of the products. These live-fire scenarios will require students to maximize both their rifle and pistol.
Some of the subjects covered:
- Principles of tactical medicine
- Patient movement techniques for short and long distances
- Medical contingency planning
- Wound patterns of violent attacks
- Rapid trauma assessments
- Modern hemorrhage control techniques
- Thoracic injuries and treatments, blunt and penetrating injuries
- Thermal burns and blast injuries
- Identify and treat for shock
- Medical equipment selection
- Casualty collection points
- Evacuation considerations
Each student must fall into one of the following categories in order to participate in any “Medicine X” coursework:
1. Be current military or law enforcement.
2. Must have already completed formal defensive firearms training from an approved instructor/company. You may be asked to provide proof of training with application.
4. Must be 18 years or older and legally allowed to own/possess a firearm.
3. NON-Shooting students may attend and participate in the class, however they will not be allowed to handle any firearm at any time during class/scenarios. These non-shooting participants must be 18 years of age or older and accompanied with another student who meets one of the above prerequisites that is enrolled in the same class. (Basically, if your buddy is into shooting and you’re not, you can still come take the class together. You just can’t handle a firearm.)