Street Officer Medical Tactics

Street Officer Medical Tactics 

When an emergency event occurs, law enforcement officers are not only tasked with making the scene safe, but possibly also providing initial patient care or extracting patients to safe treatment areas. It is important for officers to understand how to do this safely and prevent further injuries. This course focuses on basic treatments and tactics that will help them do this. These basic treatments and tactics are commonly accepted “best practices.” Some of these treatment techniques may or may not be permitted in your agency, community, or state based on your level of medical training, department policies, and local and/or state rules and regulations regarding emergency medical treatment. It is your responsibility to check with your local agency and medical director to determine local requirements. Some techniques or situations may require your agency to have a physician medical director to approve.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy


This course has been approved by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy for 2.00 hours. CJA Lesson Plan #6116

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 2.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Street Officer Medical Tactics, 10397-0176 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 2.00 hours of continuing education.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-CLE-0-SOMT
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Apply recommended treatment techniques for low frequency / high risk events and high frequency / low risk events.
Identify effective methods to provide care in hostile areas.
Implement triage protocols.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Preparation, Assessment, and Treatment A. Scenario B. Preparation C. Scene Safety D. Blood Sweep E. Mental Status F. What Now? G. Words Matter H. Bleeding Control Techniques I. Tourniquets J. Circulation, Airway, and Breathing K. Shock Management L. Impaled objects M. Open Abdominal Wounds N. Pneumothorax O. Burns P. Spinal injuries Q. Fractures R. Knowledge Checkpoint S. Section Summary Section 3: Medical and Environmental Emergencies A. Medical Emergencies B. Cardiac Emergencies C. Stroke D. Hypoglycemia E. Seizure Disorders F. Knowledge Checkpoint G. Environmental Emergencies H. Allergic Reactions I. Heat-Related Illnesses and Injuries J. Cold-Related Illnesses and Injuries K. Poisoning Emergencies L. Section Summary Section 4: Providing Care in a Hostile Environment A. Care Under Threat (CUT) B. Evacuation and Rescue C. Self-evacuation D. Victim Movement E. Drags F. Knowledge Checkpoint G. Carries H. Tactical Street Care I. Tactical Evacuation J. Section Summary Section 5: Mass Casualty Incidents A. Mass Casualty Incident B. Scenario C. Triage D. Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment E. START Procedure F. RPM G. Knowledge Checkpoint Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary

Instructor: Eric Dickinson
Eric Dickinson is a police lieutenant and nationally registered advanced emergency medical technician (NRAEMT) who has over 19 years of law enforcement experience and 13 years in EMS. He has advanced training in pre-hospital trauma management, wilderness medicine, and tactical medicine and he teaches various topics related to officer survival, use of force, and emergency medical tactics. He is an adjunct faculty member at Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA) and has been a frequent guest instructor at the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Rural Policing Institute, and various public safety conferences around the United States. He was recognized as the 2014 Trainer of the Year by the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association and he is the lead tactical medical instructor for SAFETAC. He is the author of the book, The Street Officer’s Guide to Emergency Medical Tactics, is the Tactical Responder columnist for Law Officer magazine, and has written over forty articles that have been published in various publications including the Journal of EMS (JEMS) and Law Officer magazine. Disclosure: Eric Dickinson has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Law Enforcement; in the following settings: Law Enforcement.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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