Tactical Combat Casualty Care is the current US military protocol for treating battlefield injuries. I’ve written previously about how to adapt the military’s protocol for care under fire into something that law enforcement can use for self-care in dangerous situations.
I posted a review of the book Beating the Reaper: Trauma Medicine for the CCW Operator at GunsHolstersAndGear.com. The book, as you might guess, is geared toward citizens who carry a firearm for self-defense. Though it is now specific for law enforcement, the principles are the same, and it is worth a read if you’ve never had any training for this.
The book was co-authored by Dr. John Meade and a special operations medic using the pen name of Sua Sponte. Meade is an experienced emergency physician, EMS director and reserve police officer. He serves on his department’s SWAT team and trains SWAT medics. So, these guys are the real deal.