Emergency Self-aid / Buddy-aid for SWAT Operators Course
Course # ESSO.0920.1
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Endorsed by the following professional organizations:
- Indiana SWAT Officer's Association (ISOA)
Course Description: This 1-day training course focuses on providing SWAT and Emergency Response Team operators with the skills and knowledge to mentally and physically survive a traumatic injury.
Some of the most dangerous jobs SWAT and ERT members deal with on a daily basis involve high-risk warrant service, barricaded subjects and taking down violent fugitives.
Working in this capacity significantly increases the risk of injury to the operator, team members and the offender.
The possibility of being injured while performing these tasks vary from blunt trauma injuries from falling off ladders and falls during rappelling, to broken bones and lacerations while breaching doors and windows, to serious traumatic injuries received from edged weapons or gunshots.
Emergency medical services may not always be readily available or may not have timely access to you or your teammates when injuries occur.
Being able to identify various types of injuries and knowing how to administer emergency self-aid may keep you alive until you can receive advanced medical care.
Using techniques designed for and proven by the U.S. military, this course introduces SWAT and ERT operators to pre-incident planning, preparation, and provision of basic, effective, initial medical care for themselves, other team members and offenders injured during tactical operations.
Knowing how to identify a serious injury and taking action within the first few minutes of being injured are critical.
Ultimately, surviving a serious injury before help arrives may be up to you! What will you do to keep you and your teammates alive?
The following topics will be covered:
and survival mindset.
Individual and team applications.
Legal issues and considerations.
Equipment selection and purchase.
- Basic anatomy and physiology.
- Mechanisms of injury.
- Ballistics and gunshot injuries.
- Pathophysiology of penetrating trauma wounds.
- Pathophysiology of blunt trauma injuries.
- Tactical combat casualty overview.
- Wound assessment - primary, secondary and ongoing.
- Basic airway management techniques.
- Transport considerations - Casevac vs. Medivac
- Proper use of BLS airway management equipment.
- Proper application of pressure dressings.
- Using IBD's - Israeli battle dressings.
- Proper application of tourniquets.
- Emergency medical communications.
- Developing personal carry first aid kits.
Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course tuition: $ 150.00 (Course only) or $ 225.00 with student issued Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) included
Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) includes:
- CAT Tourniquet
- 4" Israeli Battle Dressing (IBD)
- Nasopharyngeal Airway (28F)
- H&H compressed wound packing gauze
- 2" roll of heavy duty medical tape
- Re-sealable ITW X-Proof combat bag
- $ 100.00 retail value!
Course student limit: 20
requirements: Notepad and pen, comfortable clothing suitable for hands-on training.
Recommended personal equipment: Medical kit carried while on tactical operations.
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