LAW ENFORCEMENT TACTICAL MEDICINE COURSE
Duration: 8 HOURS
Course Director/Lead Instructor: Todd Osugi
Medical Director: Charles J. Gbur Jr, MD
This training is primarily designed for law enforcement officers who do not have embedded medical personnel assigned to them. Most officers operate to some extent in isolation. If a life-threatening injury occurs, medical help may be minutes away when seconds count. A first aid kit in the patrol car is of little value if it cannot be immediately accessed. The foundation of this course stems from lessons learned on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. We stress self-aid and buddy aid based on the Military’s Tactical Combat Casualty Care course.
Our courses utilize reality based training or "RBT" to stress inoculate officers so that these relatively simple life-saving skills become ingrained into their “muscle memory” (trained response/torque profile) and the responses are instinctive. This is not a course on tactics, but rather tactical decision making and executing life-saving skills that are incorporated into your tactical standard operating procedures.
This course is not your typical classroom training with hours of PowerPoint presentations and lectures. There is an online component designed to familiarize the officers with basic anatomy, physiology, equipment, and techniques. Our training is scenario based force-on-force encounters to provide the most realistic training environment possible utilizing Ultimate Training Munitions™, realist wound moulage, and role players simulating a high-stress events.
- Utilizing an Individual Patrol Officers Kit (IPOK)
- Self aid and buddy aid
- Tactical medical decision making
- Wound assessment and hemorrhage control
- Shock recognition and treatment
- Airway management
- Bleeding control techniques
- Managing chest wounds
- Extraction and rescue of a downed officer
- Basic first aid and techniques utilizing patrol car kits
DSI’s LAW ENFORCEMENT TACMED INSTRUCTORS:
Todd Osugi: Todd joined DSI in 2017 and became their Director of Law Enforcement Tactical Medicine training programs. Todd retired from Firefighting and Paramedic work after more than 30 years of community service. Todd served in the US Navy Reserve for 22 years and spent 19 of those attached to the United States Marine Corp as an Infantry Corpsman (8404). Todd served in Iraq from 2007-2008 attached to 3/23 4th Marine Division. Todd is certified in Tactical Emergency Medicine (TEMS) by the Department of Homeland Security, Counter Narcotics and Terrorism Operations Medical Support (CONTOMS) school. He has successfully completed multiple SWAT schools and has more than 20 years of experience serving as a SWAT paramedic. Todd currently volunteers as a paramedic for a multi-jurisdiction SWAT team, and trains SWAT personnel in life-saving measures, as well as participates in real-world tactical operations. Todd carries multiple certifications, to include but not limited to, The American Heart Association CPR instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Military Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), and Hazmat Level “A”. Todd is an important asset to the Lampas Security Consulting team and is the head of all medical training.
Charles J. Gbur Jr, MD: Chuck is DSI's Vice President-Tactical Medicine. He is an interventional cardiologist in Toledo, Ohio and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. He served as a medical officer in the United States Navy. During most of his 25-year military career, he served with the Fleet Marine Force. He held numerous positions including Battalion Surgeon, Marine Rear Area Operation Group Surgeon, Regimental Surgeon, and Adviser to The Medical Officer of the Marine Corps at HQMC. He also was the company commander of a Marine Corps Surgical Company. He was a graduate and an instructor in the Combat Casualty Care Course (C4) as well as the advanced Combat Casualty Care Course. He was a graduate of the Naval War College and Joint Forces Staff College as well as numerous other classes and course. He is a Physician EMS Instructor (PEMSI) for the state of Ohio, an American College of Surgeon (bleedingcontrol.org) B-CON instructor and also a National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Instructor. He has published several papers and developed training doctrine and policies for medical care in military operations in urban terrain. Chuck was active in tactical medicine training of Marines and Corpsman who were deploying in support of numerous combat missions over the last twenty years. He has been an avid shooter since he was a child. He is an NRA instructor and Range Safety Officer. He has been teaching NRA pistol classes and Ohio and Michigan concealed carry classes for the last five years. He is a strong believer in cross-training. In addition to being a CFI, he is a PADI and SSI diving instructor and teaches recreational and technical diving. Chuck, AC8VS, is also a licensed amateur radio operator interested in low power, portable operations.