COMBAT LIFESAVER COURSE

What are the three phases of TCCC?
1. Care Under Fire
2. Tactical Field Care
3. Tactical Evacuation Care

What is a C.A.T.?
Combat Application Tourniquet.

What percent of deaths occur during ground combat before evacuation to a medical facility?
90 percent

Your primary duty is what?
Your combat duties are your primary mission

Casualty
A soldier who is injured

Rescuer
Another soldier attempting to aid a casualty

Hemmorrhage
Another word for bleeding.

What is TCCC?
Tactical Combat Casualty Care

What are the steps to evaluating a casualty?
1. Control Hemorrhaging
2. Clear Airway
3. Check Breathing
4. Control Shock
5. Treat and prepare for transport

What are the steps to controlling hemorrhaging
1. Bandage
2. Manual Pressure
3. Pressure Dressing
4. Elevation
5. Tourniquet

What are the three reasons you would use an NPA?
1. Casualty is unconscious and breathing on their own.
2. Hear snoring or gurgling in airway.
3. Less than two respirations every 15 seconds

What is NPA?
Nasopharyngeal Airway

How do you treat Tension Pneumothorax?
With a needle decompression in the second intercostal space at the mid-clavicular line on the same side of the chest as the injury

What is distal?
Farther away from heart

What is proximal?
Closer to the heart

What is a combat lifesaver?
A non-medical Soldier trained in advanced first aid techniques as a part of their secondary mission.

What are the three most preventable causes of death?
1. Hemorrhaging
2. Tension Pneumothorax
3. Airway problems

What is an ETD?
Emergency trauma dressing

A pad of material placed on a wound to absorb blood?
Dressing

The material used to keep the dressing from slipping of the wound?
Bandage

What is the only action that can be done to a casualty when performing care under fire?
Apply a tourniquet to control bleeding

What is the APVU scale?
Helps determine the level of consciousness. Alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive

Where would you place combat gauze?
Anywhere a tourniquet can not be placed. Armpit, neck, groin.

What are the two types of tourniquets?
Hasty and deliberate

What are signs of an open chest wound?
Sucking or hissing sounds. Coughing up blood. Frothy blood coming from wound. Chest not rising normally.

What is tension pneumothorax?
Buildup of air outside the lung in the plural space and air cannot escape.

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