This program expands on the basic CPR AED and First Aid class. Taking the class to the next level. Much of our program is based on the US Miliatary's Combat Life Saver Program.
Combat Life Saver Training Lesson Plan ============================
Lesson 1: PERFORMING TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE (care under fire; tactical field care; combat casualty evacuation care)
Lesson 2: EVALUATING A CASUALTY (breathing/bleeding/shock)
Lesson 3: OPENING AND MANAGING A CASUALTY'S AIRWAY (CPR, inserting a nasopharyngeal airway)
Lesson 4: TREATING PENETRATING CHEST TRAUMA AND DECOMPRESSING A TENSION PNEUMOTHORAX (checking/sealing, Tension pneumothorax and needle chest decompression)
Lesson 5: CONTROLLING BLEEDING (field dressing/pressure dressing/pressure points and applying a Combat Application Tourniquet)
Lesson 6: INITIATING A SALINE LOCK AND INTRAVENOUS INFUSION (Hypovolemic shock, saline lock and initiating fluids through a saline lock)
Lesson 7: INITIATING A FIELD MEDICAL CARD (primary/secondary info, approved abbreviations)
Lesson 8: REQUESTING MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) (9 line report)
Lesson 9: EVACUATING A CASUALTY USING A SKED OR IMPROVISED LITTER (pick'em up and move'em out...carefully)
Appendix COMBAT LIFESAVER MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SET (CLS bag inventory and item cost)
The Combat Life Saver Certification Course is designed to provide the student with advanced combat lifesaving skills to include hemorrhage control, maintaining casualty airway, managing penetrating chest injuries and shock casualties, treating heat and burn casualties, the application of splinting and tourniquets, the assessment and evacuation of casualties.
The Combat Life Saver Certification is an Advanced CPR AED & First Aid designed for people acting in remote areas where 911 is not a few minutes away. Whether a few hours from help or days from civilization, these medical emergencies frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR and First Aid programs.
This program provides information regarding topics such as traumas and equipment-related safety issues and includes skill development on taking a blood pressure and using an EpiPen in the event of a severe allergic reaction, drowning, and use of an otoscope, pulse oximteter and other EMS equipment.
Moving and Transporting Injured Persons – In a remote medical emergency moving the injured person may be necessary, Learn how to properly move injured persons without causing harm. Long backboards, C-Collars and proper use of a KED will be discussed.
Training will be accomplished through a combination of classroom and practical application exercises
The CLS is a nonmedical Soldier / Police Officer / Civilian Contractor / Security Professional trained to provide advanced first aid/lifesaving procedures beyond the level of self-aid or buddy first aid. Our CLS is not intended to take the place of medical personnel, but to slow deterioration of a wounded persons condition until EMS personnel arrive or the wounded can be transported to a medical facility.