COURSE REVIEW AAR: Lone Star Medics 1-Day Tac Med EDC By:



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My review of the Lone Star Medics Tac Med EDC Class.

Caleb puts on a great course. He’s entertaining and engaging and presents the material in a way that’s super approachable and relatable.

This isn’t a comprehensive 2-day trauma class. Instead, Caleb just gets down to the essential nuts & bolts of what you need to know to treat wounds from a violent encounter.

It’s detailed without being clinical, and Caleb is very adept at forcing you to think about what you’re doing instead of just responding on autopilot.

This 1-day, classroom-only version of the material is well worth the time, whether it’s your first medical class or you need a refresher because it’s been a while.

From the Website:

“Winning the fight is just the beginning; especially if you’ve sustained injuries. This course is specifically designed to teach the legally armed civilian or the armed professional, how to identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries as a result of a violent attack. Most EMS agencies’ policies for responding to violent calls or events require all responding units to stage at a safe location, far enough away from danger so that the police can secure the scene first. During that time you will need to employ the tactical medical skills learned in this course in order to increase your chances of survival.

Throughout this course, students will learn via hands-on skills practice, scenario-based training, and minimal lectures. Scenarios will be conducted using inert training aids such as “blue guns” or SIRT training pistols. Likewise, each student will be exposed to several different tactical medicine manufacturers’ products to use in class. This helps students become educated consumers and allows for unbiased opinions on which medical gear best suits their needs.

  • Medical and legal issues
  • Principles of Tactical Medicine
  • Manual Patient Drags & Carries
  • Patient Assessment Techniques
  • Hemorrhage Control Techniques
  • Tourniquets
  • Pressure Dressings
  • Hemostatic Agents/Adjuncts
  • Identify and treat penetrating chest trauma
  • Identify and treat for shock
  • Active killer and mass casualty considerations
  • Medical equipment selection and carry techniques for Every Day Carry (EDC)