Practical Application of Trauma Techniques Course

Practical Application of Trauma Techniques (PATTs) is a 4-hour course limited to 13 students. The primary goal of this course is to educate the students about the most common traumas likely to be seen while conducting firearms shooting and training and how to handle them. Throughout the class students will learn about gear that they can carry and how to use it properly. Furthermore, there will be information about current medical options to treat gunshot wound and other firearm-related trauma.

After a brief PowerPoint explaining the equipment and its usage; the course will turn into practical (hands-on) stations where students will conduct exercises themselves. Practical stations will be taught by paramedics and fireman using real-world experience to develop the scenarios.

The stations will include, but not be limited to:

  • Application of tourniquets on both arm and leg
  • Application of chest seals
  • Application of hemostatic agents
  • Application of Nasopharyngeal airways
  • Application of needle decompression
  • Scenario based situations using equipment available

Equipment Requirements:

  • Equipment required to conduct course will be provided
  • Students should bring pen and paper for note taking
  • Use of fake blood may get on clothing, adjust accordingly
  • Recommended that students bring their own medical equipment for evaluation
  • Similar equipment used will likely be available for purchase