COURSE INFO

ISTM Tac-Med offers a 2-week, 80-hour comprehensive tactical medicine curriculum


We uniquely integrate both medical and tactical education, hands on training, scenario based teaching, firearms instruction and personalized attention.

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The two week, 80 hour program covers the core content of tactical medicine. This course complies with and meets the state of California POST/EMSA SWAT operational guidelines and standardized recommendations.

This program is the culmination of a collaborative effort between California POST, EMSA, California OHS, DHS and the faculty of the International School of Tactical Medicine to provide the best possible tactical medicine training available anywhere. The original curriculum has been extensively modified with direction and input from these agencies to conform to current state and federal standards.

Major violent incidents can sometimes result in litigation involving millions of dollars. Law-enforcement agencies can no longer view tactical medical personnel as an expensive luxury, but as an essential and vital component of their department and the tactical team.

To prepare for future high risk incidents, adequate and appropriate training for these SWAT medical support teams has become paramount to ensure a reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with critical incidents and training. Once trained, the tactical medic can provide a solid risk benefit assessment to the tactical commander and function safely in the tactical environment while caring for victims.

The tactical medicine core curriculum is a two week block of material designed to be completed in two back to back weeks with a two day break on the weekend. The Module A and Module B courses are not mutually exclusive. We use a building block approach to training. Everything you learn on days 1, 2 and 3 applies to day 4 and everything you learn on days 1-7 applies to day 8. We highly discourage students from taking the Module A week and then leave the school, only to return four to six months or even a year later and finish the program.

It has been our experience that if the Module A and Module B courses are taken separately, the training may become so disrupted by an intermission that it may be necessary for the student to simply start over. We fully understand the difficulty of being absent from your full time work for two weeks, but we ask for your full commitment and we encourage all students to make every effort to attend the the full 2 week training program.

We understand that there are students who wish to attend our two week school but are absolutely unable to take two consecutive weeks out of their work schedule. We allow these students to take only Module A and return during a later semester for Module B. The number of seats reserved for these special circumstances is extremely limited.Please contact the administrative coordinator at (760) 880-4102.

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DURATION
5 Days / 40 Hours
TUITION
$1495
PRE REQS
EMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, MD, Army Medic, etc.

CORE CLASS

Module A is open to EMTs Paramedics, Navy Corpsman, Army Medics, Air Force PJs, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Physicians and Surgeons that are actively involved in providing emergency medical support for military and law enforcement special operations teams. It is also an ideal program for those individuals that want to receive a strong educational foundation in tactical medicine prior to establishing a new team.

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DURATION
5 Days / 40 Hours
TUITION
$1495
PRE REQS
Tac-Med Module A

CORE CLASS

Module B is the second half of the two week program and provides additional intensive training and skills in both tactics and advanced medical care for those serious about their commitment to providing the best medical care possible for their agency and team members. To ensure the maximum learning benefit both modules should be taken consecutively.

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DURATION
5 Days / 40 Hours
TUITION
$1495
PRE REQS
Tac-Med Modules A & B

Module C was developed to add to your tactical medical acumen topics not covered in the Module A and Module B courses. In addition, based on the Module A and B course surveys from the past 16 years, we have included the topics most often requested by students.

Module C also satisfies the re-certification process and or CME requirement that may be mandated by your agency. Many skills (both tactical and medical) are perishable and the need for refresher training is necessary for the tactical medical provider to maintain a high level of proficiency. Module C will give you additional training, new skill sets and the distinct advantage to be able to provide the best medical care possible in a host of austere environments.

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DURATION
1 Day / 8 Hours
TIME
0800 -1200 / 1300-1800
INSTRUCTOR
ISTM Staff
TUITION
$300

LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Medical Component:
  • Utlilize a Casualty Response Kit
  • Wound assessment and hemorrhage control
  • Shock recognition and treatment
  • Tourniquet application techniques
  • Basic airway management
  • Treat and manage gun shot wounds
  • Treat and manage stab wounds
  • Treat a penetrating chest wound
  • Recognize and treat a tension Pneumothorax
  • Recognize and treat a sucking chest wound
  • Recognize and treat serious injuries
  • Recognize and treat minor injuries
  • Provisions for evacuation and transport
Tactical Component:
  • Rescue techniques
  • Extraction techniques for downed officers in the line of fire
  • Application of different extraction and evacuation procedures
Tactical-Medical Scenarios Component:
  • Apply life saver skills tactical scenarios
  • Practice basic life saving  first aid techniques in treating injured fellow officers
Equipment Requirements
  • Service dress
  • Sun and rain protection gear
  • Personal Hydration System

To schedule a course at your agency please contact us at:  [email protected]  or call the International School of Tactical Medicine Administrative Coordinator at 760-880-4102.

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ISTM SPONSORS & AFFILIATES
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

In cooperation with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA), and the International School of Tactical Medicine (ISTM), we are proud to announce the approval of the first federally approved tactical medicine training program in the United States.

CA-024-RESP Tactical Medicine Course Module A

CA-025-RESP Tactical Medicine Course Module B

CA-055-RESP Law Enforcement Tactical Life Saver Course

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

The International School of Tactical Medicine, Modules A and B Courses, as well as the Tactical Life Saver course are approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Tactical Medicine Course Module A
CA-024-RESP

Tactical Medicine Course Module B
CA-025-RESP

Law Enforcement Tactical Life Saver Course
CA-055-RESP

CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T CERTIFIED

CALIFORNIA P.O.S.T CERTIFIED

International School of Tactical Medicine POST ID # 1268

Tactical Medicine Course Module A Course Cert # 2080-23004 - 40 HRS

Tactical Medicine Course Module B Course Cert # 2080-23006 - 40 HRS

Tactical Medicine Course Module C Course Cert # 2080-23009 - 40 HRS

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AUTHORITY

Tactical Medicine Course Module A 20 CE Credits Tactical Medicine Course Module B 20 CE Credits  EMS CE Provider #33-0047
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS

Tactical Medicine Course Module A 21 Hours of Category 1 CME Tactical Medicine Course Module B 25 Hours of Category 1 CME