Southeast Community Training Center

Tactical Medicine Review Course.

Southeast Community Training Center has put together resources to form our Tactical Medicine Review Course, a self-pace/study program designed to help prepare paramedics and other EMS providers to sit for the Tactical Paramedic Certification (TP-C) Exam by the International Board of Specialty Certifications. These resources include power-point lesson plans, videos, and practice exams that cover the TP-C detailed exam outline content.

Tactical Medicine Review Course is an Approved 16-Hour Review Course by the International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC) for the Tactical Paramedic – Certification (TP-C) examination and renewal process.

Topics in this course include, but are not limited to:

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • Patient assessment (MARCH)
  • Hemorrhage control
  • Medications used in the tactical environment.
  • Airway issues in the tactical environment
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Trauma and burn management.
  • Remote assessment methodology (RAM)
  • High-Threat extraction methods
  • Tactical operations
  • Mission analysis
  • Legal issues with TEMS
  • Less lethal
  • Tactical Canine Combat Casualty Care

Prerequisites:In order to sit for the TP-C® exam, you must have:

  • Hold an unrestricted license or certificate to practice as a paramedic.
  • Complete an approved examination application.
  • Submit paramedic license or certification for verification and approval.

The Certified Tactical Paramedic (TP- C) Examination consists of 135 questions (125 scored and 10 non-scored pretest questions) and the candidate is provided 2.5 hours to complete the examination. The questions on the examination are based in sound paramedicine and tactical principles.

The candidate is expected to maintain a significant knowledge of current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)/Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) standards.