The Tactical Medicine class is a two day classroom course that teaches you how to respond to gunshot wounds and other traumatic injuries. It covers both the immediate, life saving techniques required, and more prolonged care when help is delayed or unavailable. However it is much more than first aid or simple medical lectures.
The class is taught by an Emergency Medicine physician with decades of rural, urban and military experience and multiple wartime deployments. It is based on the same concepts of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines used by military the world over. He uses examples of actual cases and situations to teach students how to respond without becoming victims themselves. The training is designed to be useful in any situation from an active shooter, to disasters, riots, or wilderness trips.
There are no prerequisites. It is designed to be of value both for those not in the medical fields, and for those medical providers who wish to learn how to work in austere or dangerous environments.
The continuation of the tactical series at Gunsite, BRAVE 2 dives even deeper into the nuts and bolts of armed problem-solving. We started with a one-day spin-up on the square range before moving on to extended techniques for street, vehicle, and...