What worked yesterday would be fine if it was yesterday!
Another facet of relevance is the expiration date of the information taught. Shooting has changed significantly since Jeff Cooper et. al codified the concepts of modern combat pistol. Tactical medicine changes constantly, based on emerging evidence based medicine (EBM). However, unlike firearms training, there are peer reviewed published guidelines to follow. Military and LEO standards for tactical medicine are determined by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) and the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). CoTCCC meets twice a year and typically publish updates soon after. C-TECC publish a series of different guidelines based on provider scope of practice. A quality tactical medicine curriculum should meet or exceed the minimum standards set forward in current guidelines. Teaching 2006 standards in 2017 is not acceptable and may not be associated with positive outcomes.
You don’t know what you don’t know
Same, Same but Different!!
Perfect Practice makes Perfect
A course should have a realistic and relevant up-to-date curriculum taught in the proper context for the student by well-trained and experienced staff. The techniques and medical devices need to be tested and proven effective by independent researchers. The course should have two portions including a didactic followed by practical skill development. These are some of the most pertinent points in selecting a good tactical medicine course.