COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Responder I:

The purpose of the Responder 1 class is to train the individual on basic trauma medicine tactics.

We cover:

The Mindset of the Responder

Working the entirety of the MARCH-E Algorithm

How to Recognize and Treat Arterial Bleeding

Demonstration and Comparison of various types of Tourniquets

Proper Staging and Application of Tourniquets

Proper Wound Packing using Compressed Gauze

Proper Wound Packing using Hemostatic Impregnated Gauze (Combat Gauze)

Proper Wound Packing using Emergency Trauma Dressing (ETD)

Casualty Body Temp Management (Hypothermia)

How to Recognize and Treat a Tension Pneumothorax (Sucking Chest Wound)

How to properly administer a Nasopharyngeal Airway

Treating injuries to the Head and Eyes

This is a 4-hour class. Students will be responsible for their own meals and drinks. Cost of the class includes a North American Rescue Trainer Kit, which will be retained by the student. This allows the student to train their friends and loved ones with the same tactics and techniques after the class is completed. This class meets or exceeds the material covered by the Stop the Bleed curriculum.

Responder II:

The purpose of Responder II is to be a comprehensive Good Samaritan class that contains the knowledge necessary for immediate responders to address the most common injuries and scenarios they may face. This is achieved with a combination of our 4-hour Responder I curriculum; which introduces the individual to the MARCH-E algorithm and trains them on trauma medicine tactics to treat arterial bleeding, gunshot wounds, sucking chest wounds, lacerations, and other common traumatic injuries; followed by our 4-hour CPR/AED curriculum to cover the entirety of Good Samaritan protected immediate medical responses. The use of the following medical devices/items is addressed: application of a CAT tourniquet, use of an Emergency Trauma Dressing (ETD), application of chest seals, use of triangular bandages, use of the SWAT-T tourniquet, wound packing with compressed gauze, appropriate use of clotting agents, CPR bag mask valve, AED, and more.

This is an 8-hour class. Students will be responsible for their own meals and drinks. Cost of the class includes a North American Rescue Trainer Kit, which will be retained by the student, and a MARCH-E Algorithm reference.

 

Responder III:

The purpose of Responder III is to take what was learned in Responder I or the first half of Responder II and go even deeper into Tactical Medical Care (TacMed). There is a greater focus on the Mindset of the immediate responder, the Methodology of care under fire, and the Medicine of bleeding control, shock prevention, and casualty evacuation. This is accomplished through not only class instruction but also simulated, and force on force, high stress scenarios.

You will learn:

Communication priorities with emergency services

Practical application of civilian interior defensive tactics when responding to an active shooter

How to physically evacuate casualties in a safe manner

Injury assessment and triage

Alternative wound dressing techniques

Improvised tourniquets and chest seals

Casualty carry techniques with and without a quick litter

How your body reacts under high stress

How to overcome common reactions to high stress (tunnel vision, immobility, cognitive impairment)

This is a highly active and energized class! participants should be able to move unassisted and be capable of lifting a moderate amount of weight. This class is scenario driven and instructors may trigger physiological responses with the use of external stressors. It is recommended that students have already taken Responder I OR II prior to this class as very little time is spent covering the basics covered in those classes. But if a student has taken Responder I, Responder II is not required in order to take Responder III.

This is an 8-hour class. Students will be responsible for their own meals and drinks. Cost of the class includes a North American Rescue Trainer Kit, which will be consumed during the course of the class, and a MARCH-E Algorithm reference.

Essential Responder:

This is a rare chance to take Responder I, Responder II, and Responder III!

Day 1:

Responder I trains the individual on trauma medicine tactics using the MARCH-E algorithm to treat arterial bleeding, gun shot wounds, sucking chest wounds, lacerations, and other common traumatic injuries.

Responder II then covers CPR/AED and builds increased familiarity with the MARCH-E algorithm though hands on application. The use of the following medical devices/items is addressed: application of a CAT tourniquet, use of an Emergency Trauma Dressing (ETD), application of chest seals, use of triangular bandages, use of the SWAT-T tourniquet, wound packing with compressed gauze, appropriate use of clotting agents, CPR bag mask valve, AED, and more.

Day 2:

Responder III then takes what was learned Day 1 and goes even deeper into Tactical Medical Care (TacMed). There is a greater focus on the Mindset of the immediate responder, the Methodology of care under fire, and the Medicine of bleeding control, shock prevention, and casualty evacuation. This is accomplished through not only class instruction but also simulated, and force on force, high stress scenarios. You will learn practical application of civilian interior defensive tactics when responding to an active shooter, victim injury assessment, alternative wound dressing techniques, how to physically evacuate casualties in a safe manner, and more.

This is a highly active and energized class; participants should not only have already taken Responder I or II but be able to move unassisted and be capable of lifting a reasonable amount of weight. This class is scenario driven and instructors may trigger physiological responses with the use of external stressors. It is highly recommended that long sleeves and pants be worn.

This is two 8-hour days of training back to back. Students will be responsible for their own meals and drinks. Cost of the class includes a North American Rescue Trainer Kit, which will be retained by the student, and a MARCH-E Algorithm reference