This collection contains the standardized Tactical Combat Casualty Care Combat Lifesavers Course (TCCC CLS) curriculum developed by the Joint Trauma System, part of the Defense Health Agency. This course is intended to provide an intermediate step between the TCCC All Service Members Course (ASM) taught to all enlisted personnel and the advanced life support skills taught to Combat Medics and Corpsman. The idea is to ensure that in the absence of a combat medic or corpsman, the CLS will be able to replicate some (though not all) of the techniques for their squad until the patient(s) can be evacuated to definitive care (i.e. an aid station or field hospital) or a medic arrives to take over. There are several types of learning assets contained in this collection which are arranged by channels. Feel free to make use of these materials for both formal and informal learning. For example, these resources can be used in the following ways:
- as a stand-alone course or woven into an existing course
- hip pocket or spontaneous training outside a formal course
- on the job performance support while in the field
Trainers should consider referring students to this collection for preview of materials ahead of the course, for use during the course as a training aid, or after the course ends for continuing reference and skills sustainment.