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Course CTM Combat Trauma Management

Combat Trauma Management

Combat Trauma Management is and advanced course in battlefield medicine. Originally, it was created only for the medic-operators serving in the special forces. Thanks to our company, the course may be attended by civil rescue workers, medical rescue workers and people with extensive medical knowledge who have completed the TCCC course in our company or hold a certificate of completion as regards such a course. The course covers the management of soldiers injured on the battlefield when medical evacuation extends up to 72 hours. It lasts 5 days, i.e. 50 training hours, including classes held under conditions of limited visibility with restricted possibility to use visible light (a torch). The CTM course is very demanding: the participants take written and practical exams every day.

In response to a higher and higher demand of foreign companies for specialists in battlefield medicine, upon completing the training, the participants – provided they have passed all of the exams – will receive two certificates of completion – in Polish and in English.

The participants of the course are required to have a tactical vest, a helmet, a gun (a replica) and a headlamp.

The course includes lectures and tactical scenarios which actually happened in the areas of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The plan of the course is the following:

  • TCCC: quick recapitulation, expansion of the M.A.R.C.H. E acronym,

  • arrest of haemorrhage with tourniquets and junctional tourniquets,

  • arrest of haemorrhage with the wound packing procedure,

  • restoration of patency of airways, including advanced LT-D methods and i-gel,

  • tension pneumothorax and means of securing it under field conditions,

  • prevention of hypothermia,

  • artificial respiration with a bag valve mask,

  • fluid resuscitation of patients suffering from shock or burn,

  • placement of venous access devices on a dummy and – for special forces operators – on participants themselves,

  • operation of basic diagnostic instruments, i.e. stethoscopes, pulse oximeters or manometers,

  • care for the injured while the medical evacuation time prolongs up to 72 hours,

  • trauma examination,

  • immobilisation of fractures: makeshift splints, SAM splints and KTDs,

  • monitoring of the injured,

  • 9 line MEDEVAC request,

  • documentation …

… and many more: this is just part of the topics covered in the CTM course…

Comments

15/04/2016 00:07
Krzysztof Pluta aka wir
please reviev your medical knowledge befoe you decide to participate in thhis course. CTM is very demanding, mentaly and physicly , there will be a knowldge i had been introducet for 7 months in Fort Bragg. Instructors gona be your best friends , very helpfull answering all questions you ask. But on the last day instructor wil turn into your "enemy"will not give you tips or solushons how to deal with your patient he will be next to your casualty watching carefully your work and be waiting for critical mistakes done just to tel you "NO GO" of you fail we are serious about what we teaching so be serius to lern. Thats going to be a chaleng.... so every ones invited

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