Tactical Element

Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC)

Medical Education and Demonstration of Individual Competence (MEDIC) is a 48-hour program of instruction (POI) conducted at your training location via one of Tactical Element’s fully-equipped Mobile – Medical Simulation Training Teams (M-MSTTs). MEDIC focuses on continuing education (CE) and validation of skills of Soldiers with military occupational specialty (MOS) 68W (Health Care Specialist). Course objectives include precise administration of mission oriented critical tasks of which the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) of injured Soldiers depends. MEDIC is based on TCCC principles and ensures utmost proficiency and preparedness for basic and advanced medical skills.

Table I – Trauma Assessment and Treatment
Table II – Airway Management
Table III – Intravenous Access, Medications and Management
Table IV – Medical Assessment and Treatment (including CBRN)
Table V – Triage and Evacuation
Table VI – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Management
Table VII – Obstetrics, Gynecology and Pediatric Treatment
Table VIII – Annual Combat Medic Skills – Validation Test (ACMS-VT)

EMT-B (or higher)

48 Hours

48 CE Hours towards EMT-B (or higher) re-certification

Course Coordinator (CC) 68W

Primary Instructor (PI) 68W

Instructors (AIs) are seasoned  military and/or law enforcement special operations medics, or tactical medics in direct support of law enforcement and military operations, certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) at the EMT-B (or higher) level, possessing verified and documented experience in the delivery of care in all three phases of Tactical Combat Casualty Care.

Instructor Training Jackets (ITJ) are maintained by Tactical Element and available for review.

Annual Combat Medic Skills – Validation Test (ACMS-VT)

1. Tactical Element conducts training and certifies Soldiers by providing operational knowledge and experience relative to the entire spectrum of Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The MEDIC program-of-instruction includes the delivery of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care curriculum to the highest standard as prescribed by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC), the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC); and maintaining strict adherence of the United States Army Medical Department and Center and Schools (AMEDDCS) guidelines, specifically the Center for Deployment Medicine (CDPM); and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

2. Tactical Element programs-of-instruction are conducted in accordance with the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines as prescribed by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC).