Military Combat Casualty Training

Learn life-saving techniques and trauma care to prepare for the battlefield.

When a solider is injured during combat, the time from battlefield to medical treatment facility is critical. In fact, almost 90% of American service men and women who die from combat wounds do so before arriving at a treatment facility. Equipping non-medical military personnel with trauma care skills can, quite literally, be the difference between life and death.

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

8-hour (1-day) course for Military medical personnel
6-hour (2-day) course for non-medical Military combatants 

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) was created by the U.S. Department of Defense Committee on TCCC (Co-TCCC) to transform trauma care and reduce preventable deaths of those wounded in battle.

Refined over 16 years on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq, TCCC has saved countless lives. The survival rates of those wounded in battle is the highest in the history of modern warfare. It’s widely adopted and considered the standard of care in battlefield medicine.

Using high-fidelity patient simulators and scripted scenarios, training is hands-on and experiential. Training drills cover treating gunshot wounds, heart attacks, bleeding and beyond. The course culminates with a final, mass-casualty event simulation. CESI’s course adheres to Co-TCCC’s guidelines and curriculum.

Learning objectives: Learn evidence-based, life-saving techniques and trauma care strategies to care for injured combatants, limit the risk of further causalities, and contribute to mission success.

TCCC covers the three core phases of trauma care:

  • Phase 1. Care Under Fire. Under effective fire.
  • Phase 2. Tactical Field Care. Threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
  • Phase 3. Tactical Evacuation Care. Evacuation and en route to medical treatment facility. 


  • Hemorrhage control, including tourniquet application
  • Assessment and management using MARCH (massive hemorrhage, airway, respirations, circulation, head injury/hypothermia)—an acronym to help remember the proper order to treating massive hemorrhages.
  • Eye trauma treatment
  • Traumatic brain injury and head injury assessment
  • Burn treatment, fracture splints, non-life-threatening wound dressing
  • Safe evacuation techniques

How to Enroll:


Certified Testing Center

CT State Practical Exam Site, EMT, TECC



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