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24th Annual Scientific Assembly

April 7-11, 2018
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina - San Diego, CA

Tactical Combat Casualty Care for the Civilian Emergency Physician

(Jointly provided by USAAEM)

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:00am-3:30pm

 

Course Description

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) focuses on reduction of morbidity and mortality of trauma patients at the point of injury. Since their inception in 1995, TCCC has saved thousands of lives on the battlefield. Many of the practices and principles of TCCC can be applied to the civilian emergency care system. This pre-conference will enable civilian physicians, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, emergency medical technicians and other safety personnel to understand the principles and algorithms of TCCC as well as the science behind their derivation and adoption by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills and techniques expected of military emergency physicians in a realistic, high-fidelity, combat simulation environment.

Participant Information: The course will be held outdoors and includes active participation including physical activity and potential for clothing to be stained. In our effort to ensure your safety and the safety of others, course participants are asked to wear “old” clothing that they won’t mind getting soiled: long pants, hiking boots or sneakers, shirt with light jacket are suggested.

Transportation from Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina to facility will be provided.

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the Uniformed Services Chapter Division of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (USAAEM). The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Course Fee

  • $25 Students, Residents, and Allied Health Professionals
  • $100 Physicians

The registration fee is refunded within 30 days after Scientific Assembly for USAAEM members who attend the course.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the practices and principles of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Algorithms.
  2. Understand the medical science behind the derivation, implementation, strengths and limitations of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Algorithms.
  3. Understand the capabilities and responsibilities of emergency medical providers at all echelons of care. Specifically, understand the role of the:
    1. Tactical Medical Provider (Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen/Combat Medic)
    2. Echelon 1 Physician (Battalion Surgeon)
    3. Echelon 2 (Shock Trauma Platoon/Damage Control Surgery platform) Emergency Physician
  4. Demonstrate proficiency with the following skills in a realistic combat simulation scenario:
    1. Casualty dummy drag
    2. Tourniquet application
    3. Hemostatic dressing application
    4. Cricothyrotomy
    5. Care during evacuation
    6. Prolonged field care

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Saturday, April 7, 2018

8:00am-8:30am

Introduction to Tactical Combat Casualty Care and
Echelons of Care in Military Medicine

Joseph G. Kotora, DO MPH FAAEM FACEP CDR MC USN

8:30am-9:15am

Tactical Combat Casualty Care Protocols - A Review
Brendan Drew, DO FAAEM FAWM FACEP CDR MC USN

9:15am-10:15am

The Science Behind Tactical Casualty Care for Civilians (TCCC)
Lanny F. Littlejohn, MD FAAEM CDR MC USN

10:15am-10:30am

Break

10:30am-11:15am

Forced Innovation on the Battlefield
James L. Hancock, MD FAAEM CAPT USN

11:15am-11:45am

Lunch (provided)

11:45am-12:00pm

Range Familiarization, Safety Briefs & Instructor Introductions

12:00pm-3:00pm

Tactical Lanes Simulation Combat Medicine Experience
Sean P. Barbabella, DO FAAEM CAPT USMC, James L. Hancock, MD FAAEM CAPT USN,
Joseph G. Kotora, DO MPH FAAEM FACEP LCDR, John G. Knight Jr., MD and Richard H. Schreckengaust, MD FAAEM CDR MC USN

3:00pm-3:45pm

Hot Wash / Debrief of the Evolution

Care Under Fire
Tactical Field Care
Care During Evacuation
Prolonged Fieldcare / Echelon 2 Medical Resuscitation

Speakers, titles and times are subject to change.

Transportation from facility to Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina will be provided.

 

Course Director

Joseph G. Kotora, DO MPH FACEP LCDR
EMS Medical Director, Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC

 

Course Faculty

Sean P. Barbabella, DO FAAEM CAPT USMC
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC

Brendan Drew, DO FAAEM FAWM FACEP CDR MC USN 
Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, CA

James L. Hancock, MD FAAEM CAPT USN NAVHOSP CLNC
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC

John G. Knight Jr., MD
Director Operational Medicine, EM Residency and EDUS Fellowship Faculty, San Antonio, TX

Lanny F Littlejohn, MD FAAEM CDR MC USN
Command Surgeon, Naval Special Warfare, Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, US Navy, Norfolk, VA

Richard H. Schreckengaust, MD FAAEM CDR MC USN                                                      
Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Camp Lejeune, NC

 

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