Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
Similar to what TCCC did for the medical care in the military combat setting, civilian and federal first responders needed a new paradigm, a framework that defined the environment and resource constraints, and provided guidance that would allow best evidence-based management of patients to accomplish the life-saving mission. To address this need, a diverse group of first responder experts called the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC) was formed and, in May 2011, held their inaugural meeting to create the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care guidelines (TECC). The TECC guidelines are a set of best practice recommendations for casualty management during high threat civilian tactical and rescue operations. Based upon the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC), TECC guidelines account for differences in the civilian environment, resources allocation, patient population, and scope of practice.