• Provides an advanced set of skills and knowledge not found in any other course, and most of which is not taught in medical school nor emergency medicine residencies.
• Provides an understanding of the pathophysiology of injuries and medical conditions commonly encountered in the Technical Rescue environment.
• Differs from Wilderness Medicine and Tactical Medicine, although there is some minimal overlap with these disciplines.
• Bridges the gap between the field and the Emergency Department or Operating Room.
• Trains medical professionals to function safely on the rescue ground.
• Trains medical professionals to interact appropriately with the Technical Rescue or US&R Team.
• Fills a critical need for training for the care of the heavily entrapped or entangled patient.
Team Leader/Public Official/EMA Track
• Provides a unique perspective of the rescue ground, focusing on the central role of the rescue medic.
• Teaches how to structure the rescue around the medic-patient interaction, resulting in a successful rescue with an alive patient.
• Provides resources to enable preplanning for the technical rescue environment.
• Practices scenarios with command decisions to ensure the primary objective: a rescue, not a recovery.
• Familiarizes community leaders with the needs and challenges of technical rescue, and the critical importance of providing specialized medical care on scene.