Tactical Medicine for the Executive Protection Professional

 

As the world of Executive Protection evolves, the need for more complete and encompassing medical training is increasing.  Executive Protection Agents are often expected to respond and render aid during any emergency, traumatic, or routine.  The goal of this course is to instill and develop medical skills and abilities to a level necessary in today’s challenging environment. Successful completion of this course can give graduates an advantage over their peers in the Executive Protection marketplace.

This course provides a significantly higher level of knowledge and training for EP professionals than is found in more basic courses such as the 16-hour NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course.  Methods taught to bridge the gap between basic and advanced care for our students, increasing their ability and confidence to provide a more complete and comprehensive level of care for their clients and teammates.

Course development was a collaboration between an experienced Fire Fighter/Paramedic, a career Law Enforcement Officer, Tactical EMTs, Emergency and Trauma Physicians, established EP Agents and seasoned Tactical Medicine Instructors.  Together they draw upon a vast wealth of knowledge and real-life experiences to share with new EP professionals and those already in the field that wish to enhance their skill set in this area.

This five-day, 50+ hour course begins with American Red Cross CPR w/AED.  Our instructors will build the student’s foundational knowledge base and skills by incorporating basic anatomy and human physiology along with solid medical knowledge, from basic bandaging and dealing with small cuts, scrapes, and routine medical issues.  Building on this base, students are then taught more in-depth skills including detailed and rapid patient assessments, advanced bandaging, splinting along with taking and monitoring vital signs, and much more.  Instructors then “Level Up” the knowledge base and skill-sets of the students with hands-on scenario-based training developed from real-life experiences, events, and situations.

Switching focus, the casualty care portion of this course follows concepts accepted by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the Hartford Consensus, taught by instructors who not only teach these concepts but have also used them in real-world situations.  This portion of the course places the focus on more serious medical incidents, including traumatic incidents such as automobile accidents, blunt and penetrating trauma, massive hemorrhage control, surviving violent encounters, and conducting rapid client extractions while maintaining effective medical care.  All of this culminates on the last day, with the students participating in exercises to demonstrate their newly acquired solo and team-based skill-sets.  As with all ESI courses, students must prove that they can perform all aspects of the training – not just that they have sat through a class.