Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy
available medic courses
The EMT course is designed to provide training to prepare an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide basic life support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of pre-hospital patient care.
Upon successful completion of the EMT course students will be capable of performing:
Course Description: The student will be able to do the following: describe the role of the Emergency Medical Technician in an emergency medical services system, perform patient assessment on patients with traumatic injuries and patients with medical emergencies, manage a multi-casualty incident including triage, correctly manage traumatic injuries to the body and its systems, as well as medical emergencies of varying types and causes; perform lifting and moving techniques and light extrication. The student will describe current EMS law as it applies to the EMT. This course provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide basic life support (BLS) care and is required to progress to more advanced levels of pre-hospital patient care. Certification requires successful completion of a Virginia practical skills and the National Registry written examinations.
CCJA's Tactical Medicine course is a military & law enforcement agency private security contractor based program designed for EMS and medical professionals of all levels of training and offers a 1 week (40 Hour) comprehensive tactical medicine curriculum. CCJA integrates both medical and tactical education; hands on training, scenario based teaching, firearms instruction and personalized attention.
The course covers the essential curriculum of tactical medicine, including tactical patient assessment, expedient extrication and evacuation, and self-defense skill. It also goes into depth about the specialized equipment and techniques used by medicine professionals with TEMS training and certification.
The TCCC courseis a companion course to PHTLS for military and contractors who are preparing to be deployed in support of combat operations. Casualty care in this setting must be the best possible combination of good medicine and good small unit tactics. The critical thinking skills of the individual as both a tactical operator and a medical provider must be brought into play. The specifics of causalty care in the tactical setting will depend on the tactical situation, the injuries sustained by the causalty, and the management of the trauma patient. Within this educational program is emphasis on the need to rely on critical thinking and a strong base of knowledge to modify the care of the patient as required by the situation, the condition of the patient, knowledge and skill of the provider, and resources available at the time the care is needed. This is otherwise known as “Art and Science” of trauma care.
In the combat environment, the situation is very different from the civilian environment, the knowledge and skill of the first responder (who may not be a medic or a corpsman), and the medical equipment at hand dictate the specifics of causalty care in this setting. This is in contrast to an emergency department setting where the patient is the mission; on the battlefield care of causalties sustained is only part of the mission.
TCCC recognizes this fact and structures its guidelines to accomplish three primary goals:
In the combat environment many challenges exist that will affect patient care. Although the principles of trauma care must be carried out, the preferences used may change significantly. The TCCC program was developed to customize the principles of good trauma care for successful use on the battlefield.
The student Will learn the basic underlying structures in the human body that will provide a base to build from.
A standardized approach in caring for casualty is taught so that the non-medical person can understand and apply life saving principles.
Students will be taught best practice to control arterial bleeding. This is the “Number one leading preventable causes of death on the battlefield”. Using tourniquets, combat gauze, standard gauze and pressure to control bleeding this will be hands on exercise.
Learn how to open manage and protect the airway using adjuncts.
The second leading preventable cause of death on the battlefield is a tension pnuemothorax. Students will be able to recognize and treat this injury.
Learn what you able to do to provide care for an injury in the abdominal region.
Students will learn to control non-life threatening bleeding and support underlying fractures, as well as open fractures.
In the out of the hospital setting, students are train to care and manage these types of injuries.
Students learn how to treat an injury to the eye.
Students learn how to recognize and treat for shock.
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