ESI is approved by the Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
(COVET) for Veterans Education and Training Benefits.
ESI is also eligible for MyCAA - Financial Assistance to Military Spouses
INTERNATIONAL TACTICAL EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Tactical Medic Certifications
Tactical 1st Responder/Tactical Medic/Certified Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC-1st R)
This 15-Day Program prepares combat zone Contractors, civilian EMT’s, Paramedics, Nurses and physicians, Close Protection Medical Specialist, SWAT Paramedics or First Responders in a natural or manmade disaster to operate in the austere, hostile world of tactical operations. Whether the situation is a convoy under assault in the Third World, Forced Entry in an inner city or Close Protection Specialist faced with sudden medical emergency, this program is designed to meet the highest standards of protection and response to medical emergencies. The Program exemplifies the “unity of purpose of the Protector and Medical 1st Responder.
The Tactical 1st Responder Program is designed for YOU to take control and responsibility in the absence of a medic on scene. The course is best suited for law enforcement officers, security contractors and other health care providers. The concepts and techniques taught at ESI are the most current methods practiced in the military and is often referred to by other names, including Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), Law Enforcement Life Saver, Save Yourself, Save Your Partner, Self-Aid, Buddy-Aid, Combat Life Saver, and First Responder.
In addition, this program provides instruction in a world-class defensive shooting program in handgun and carbine tactical operations. The training is intended for those students who range from little or no formal firearms competence to proficient shooter. The first day of the shooting course is a “Skill Inventory” evaluation of the student in order to segregate according to gun safety handling and proficiency. The shooting program is organized according to a “building block concept”, which allows the student to build on each “Skill Set” that fits to his or her ability. The student progresses from the fundamentals to a practical understanding of modern Tactical Gunfighting as they demonstrate individual mastery of the designated skill.
Tactical 1st Responder/Tactical Medic
The Tactical First Responder student will be trained to meet the most current medical practices for military, law enforcement or close protection teams. These are standards established by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the protocols set by Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS). In addition, the student will be tested on their understanding of non-emergency wounds, self-treatment techniques for burns, heat related illnesses and musculoskeletal injuries. The course incorporates lectures, discussions, hands-on skill stations, and individual instructor feedback. The course is built around realistic field training that culminates is high-speed, stress induced, tactical drills and a Field Training Exercises (FTX). First Aid / CPR / AED Certifications.
The Course of study includes:
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- The Human Body: Anatomy And Function Of Body Systems
- Lifting And Moving Patients
- General Principles for both Tactical and Field
- G. 9 Line for Tactical EVAC
- Patient Assessment
- Signs and Symptoms
- CPR And Circulation
- Components and Application of CPR for Adult, Child, Infant
- Techniques of external Chest Compression in Adults, Children and Infants
- Legal Complications of CPR
- Medical Emergencies
- A. General Medical Conditions
- B. General Approaches to a Medical Patient
- Medical Emergencies – Poisonings
- Types of Poisons and Treatment
- Shock, Bleeding And Soft Tissue Injuries
- Body Substance Isolation and Soft Tissue Injuries
- Signs, Symptoms and Treatment of Shock
- Body Substance Isolation and Bleeding Control
- Types of Wounds and Treatment
- Types and Cause of Burns and Treatment
- Injuries To Muscles And Bones
- The Anatomy and Function of the Musculoskeletal System
- Management of Fractures, Dislocations and Sprains
- Signs and Symptoms of Extremity Injuries
- Treatment and Stabilization of Spinal Injuries
- Injuries and Treatment of the Chest
- Infants And Children, Paediatric Emergencies
- Child Abuse Including Sexual Assault in the Paediatric Patient
- First Responder Debriefing
- Emergency Medical Service Operations
- Special Patients And Considerations
- Care under Fire
- Special Extraction and Rescue Techniques
- Confine Space Rescue
- Early Defibrillation by the First Responder
This course prepared the Tactical Med student for Helicopter Operations: Landings, Take-Offs, Patient Boarding and Securing the Landing Zones. Students will learn the Grid Reference System, Communications, Pre-Staging, Patient Packaging and Preparations for Boarding. The course will orient the student to different requirements of Fixed Wing and Rotary Capabilities as well as Safe Zones for access and egress.
CLOSE PROTECTION MEDICAL
The student will learn the range of medical concerns working with diverse clientele. The course will cover Pre-Planning Operations and Staging Procedures. The course will cover Preventive Medicine and Low Profile Medical Operations and apply the principals in practical exercises.
LARGE EVENT MEDICAL OPERATIONS
Department of Homeland Security
The student will learn how to deal with Mass Casualty Events, Preparing Triage Facilities and Setting up Casualty Command Post. Students will become acquainted with medical systems overwhelmed by casualty numbers and what best procedures are practiced. The course will cover extended medical care and treatment and utilization of volunteer resources and issues related to coordination and control. The course will cover Rules and Responsibilities of Rescuers and the Five Stages of a Major Disaster. The student will learn the relevance of accurate information sources and the importance of keen observation of conditions. The course will cover Searches both live and dead, in urban environment and recovery.
SPECIAL EXTRACTION and RESCUE TECHNIQUES
DHS / FEMA SERT Certifications
This course begins with the discussion of specialized extraction gear and equipment familiarization. The student will learn how to use the equipment safely in practical exercises. Students will learn safe vehicle and building extractions. The course will deal with special circumstance of Rescue/Extractions while under fire and low light extractions. The course will cover Rescue/Extractions from elevation and securing the patient for assessment.
CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL, RADIOLOGICAL
This is a CBRNE Certified course with mass casualties as the working environment. Students will learn about Operations in Contaminated Environments, Decontamination of Patients and of Equipment and Material. Students will learn Crime Scene Preservation.
WILDERNESS MEDICAL and SCENARIOS
The final four days are divided between Wilderness Medical Response and FTX Exercises conducted in live scenario settings