civ def HAC KITMy flagship course I call, “HAC,” (Hemorrhage Arrest Course) will be offered in Tennessee later this month (May 26th in Murfreesboro TN) and on July 15th in the Memphis area.  This is a short format (4 hours)/high-yield course for ANY person to learn how to control life-threatening bleeding.

I’m sure everyone knows due to the mass media news coverage, but another multi-casualty incident struck the Middle Tennessee urban center of Antioch, when an emotionally disturbed man shot several people at a Waffle House.  In September of last year, Antioch suffered a church shooting.  Acquiring counter-violence skills is at the forefront of many people’s mind’s, currently.

Although it is fun to train with firearms, knives, combatives and evasive driving, medical skills are often given short shrift by many members of our community…until they absolutely need them.  I can say with mathematical certainty that you are more likely to use medical skills than you are to need defensive force skills.  I commute 150 miles a day to work, and I see motor vehicle collisions on rural highways WEEKLY (sometimes daily).  Basic medical skills like CPR/Rescue Breathing, AED usage, Heimlich Manuever use and life-threatening bleeding control SHOULD be skills that every American has at their disposal.

I assembled the HAC curriculum to be very accessible to everyone.  You DO NOT need to be a high-speed operator to take this class!  I’ve had school teachers, housewives, church parishioners, factory workers, firearms manufacturers, and a whole host of everyday people take this class and grasp the entirety of the training.  So don’t be intimidated by the material.  While all modern trauma field medicine borrows heavily from the military’s TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care), I have condensed and simplified the curriculum so that everyone can use it.  I never thought American society would reach the point where Kindergarten teachers NEED to understand basic trauma care, but here we are, ladies and gentlemen.

Space is limited in these courses, and admission is very inexpensive ($50)!  Before you wonder, “Can I afford this?” ask yourself, “Can I afford to watch the people that I know, love and/or are charged with caring for, die because I don’t know what to do to help them?”  If you’re in the Tennessee area, check out my upcoming classes here:

May 26th, 2018 Murfreesboro TN:

July 15th, 2018 Lakeland TN:

Also, THE TACTICAL MEDIC has recently begun carrying a kit that I spec’d out to contain the HAC materials I’ve used (and prefer) to use for life-threatening bleeding.  I don’t make a penny off of these kits, I just like being able to offer people the convenience of getting all of the required materials for my classes in one place, from one vendor.  Spending semesters upon semesters of schooling in the university bookstore getting obscure pieces of equipment and books from here and there has imparted on me the need for simplicity and one-stop shopping!