These courses are designed to train students on specific subjects and techniques. Students must register for these courses just like our regular courses.
*Some courses are restricted to Military/LE/TX CHL holders. Others may attend, but will need a current background check from a Law Enforcement agency. These restricted courses are noted with an * next to the course title.
Tactical Medicine Workshop: 4hrs
This four hour class is a condensed version of our popular “Medicine X” course. Students will learn how to identify and treat injuries related to violent incidents/attacks. No matter if you are a prepared citizen, a law enforcement officer, or just an “average Joe”; this course will prepare you for how to deal with injuries relating to events such as active shooters, violent individual attacks, and some terrorists attacks. There are no prerequisites or required equipment for this course.
Some subjects covered in class:
- Drags and carries
- Rapid trauma assessments
- Controlling moderate to severe bleeding
o proper use of tourniquets, hemostatic agents, pressure dressings
- Chest injuries
- Burn and blast injuries
- Identify and treat for shock
Evacuation methods for patients
Controlling Moderate to Severe Bleeding: 2hrs
This specific class will teach the students how to control various types of bleeding while in a field or tactical setting, depending. Students will learn how to utilize tourniquets, hemostatic agents, and pressure dressings correctly.
Gunshot Wounds: 2hrs
This class will discuss the different wound patterns of various calibers, wound cavity, and treating these wounds in the field. No matter if you are having a bad day in Baghdad or practicing at your local range; this subject specific class will teach you how to deal with gun shot wounds. We will also discuss how to properly utilize tourniquets, pressure dressings, and hemostatic agents.
Burns & Blast Injuries: 2.5hrs
This subject specific class will teach how to identify and treat thermal burns and injuries related to blasts (explosions). Students will learn burn characteristics, burn depth, size estimation on the body, and initial treatment procedures. The second half of this class discusses primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary injuries/effects. We'll even briefly discuss quinary effects due to the frequency of suicide bombers.
Environmental Emergencies: 2.5hrs
Environmental emergencies covers a lot; this class will be divided up into specific subjects or groups as follows.
- Heat Related Injuries - 1hr. Dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Dehydration prevention will also be included in the class. As simple as this subject might sound; dehydration is one of the most lethal and most difficult injuries to treat in the field. It also happens to be one of the easiest injury to prevent!
- Animal Bites & Stings - 1.5hr. Here the student will learn how to deal with common and maybe not so common mammal/reptilian/aquatic/arachnoids animal bites and stings. In Texas we have most of these animals living among us. Brown Recluse, Black Widow, rattle snakes, and dogs are examples of some of the animals that will be covered in this class. Each student will learn how to identify the animal by its bite patterns, and how to treat each different bite with specific life-saving techniques.
Building an IFAK/Vehicle/Home Medical Kit: 2hrs
We get asked all the time by students, "So what exactly do I need in my first aid kit?" Well, in this class that is exactly what we will talk about. We will discuss the different types of first aid kits and what you need in each. The class will learn how each specific kit is designed for a specific job or mission. We'll compare a few "prefabricated" kits, custom kits, and tactical kits. Students will even get to check out some of the latest products from major manufactures. Not a bad idea to take this class before spending your hard earned money.
Chest (Thoracic) Injuries: 2hrs
During this course the student will learn basic anatomy and physiology of the thoracic region (the chest). Each student will also learn how to identify traumatic penetrating injuries to the chest. Students will learn through lecture and hands-on skills practice how to perform basic life-saving techniques in order to treat these related injuries.
*Ballistic Anatomy: 2hrs
*This course is restricted to Active Military, current Law Enforcement, Firefighters and/or EMS personnel that are currently working for a department or EMS system. All others will be required to provide a federal background check or provide a current Texas Concealed Handgun License.
This course discusses the effects of bullet impact on specific locations of the human body. The course subjects include: vital organs in the human body, terminal ballistics, wound cavity, and wound patterns. The difference in caliber/gauge and its effect on human tissue will also be covered in class. This will be primarily lecture based with multiple visual adjuncts. Lone Star Medics may have guest speakers present at this class.
Using Your IFAK: 2hrs
No matter if you own one yet or not; we'll show you why those items are in there and how to use them correctly. This course will discuss tourniquets, pressure dressings, hemostatic agents, airway adjuncts, chest seals, and correct packing and placement of an IFAK for a tactical environment. This lecture will teach you "what" the items are and how they are used; but not "why" they are being used. Please understand that this course does not replace actual training on these items. We highly encourage students to attend one of our courses which teaches dealing with traumatic injuries in a tactical environment.
Medicine X - Principles: 2hrs
During this two-hour lecture with hands-on skills practice each student will learn basic casualty movement techniques and how to control major bleeding from the arms and legs while in a tactical environment. There is no live fire exercises in this Module Course. We highly encourage students to attend one of our courses which teaches dealing with traumatic injuries in a tactical environment.