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Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3)

  • Franklin, TN United States (map)

The Tactical Canine Casualty Care (TC3) course is a two-day HANDS-ON, intensive training focusing on treatment of working dog emergencies in the field. The course incorporates current TCCC and TECC guidelines with K9 specific anatomy and physiology to provide the most up-to-date life saving information available for working dogs. Training includes multiple interactive, casualty response situations in simulated tactical environments, using canine mannequins and other realistic training aids in dynamic scenarios. 

Participants: The interactive course is suitable for K9 handlers, tactical medics, veterinary and animal care personnel of all skill levels.  Training is broken down into skill levels.  No one will leave feeling overwhelmed or under-challenged! 

Topics Covered: 

Canine aid bags and emergency kits 
Gunshot and penetrating wounds 
Blunt trauma 
Blast, burn, and smoke inhalation injuries 
IV fluid therapy 
Heat Injury 
Gastric dilation-volvulus 
Exposure to explosives and drugs 
Emergency planning and MEDEVAC 
Management decisions with the critically injured K9 

Hands-On Skills Labs including: 

Airway and respiratory management (ET intubation, surgical airway, needle decompression of tension pneumothorax) 
Needle decompression of gastric dilation-volvulus 
IV, IO, and SQ Fluid Administration 

Course materials and certificate of attendance for 16 contact hours are included in the course.


Earlier Event: September 28
Ready for Certification! (Santa Paula, CA)
Later Event: November 4
HRD K9 – Foundations