The Importance of Medical Training For Personal Protection Specialists
Statistically speaking, your client is more likely to have a medical emergency than a physical attack on their person. Even when traveling, the highest risk category for your client is the risk of a health problem or a fall. Medical training for personal protection specialists is recommended. You will greatly benefit by having some basic first-aid training for medical emergencies.
First Aid Training
First aid training covers every common type of emergency that the average person could witness or experience out in the world every day. These emergencies include:
Bleeding and shock management
Different types of sudden illnesses and injury
Heat and cold emergencies, including hypothermia prevention
Tactical Medicine for Executive Protection Specialists Course
Executive Security International offers a course specifically for those situations that may arise in your everyday duties as an Executive Protection Specialist. The Tactical Medicine for Executive Protection Specialists is a five-day course offered in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits.
This five-day, 50+ hour course begins with American Heart CPR w/AED and Basic First Aid. Our instructors will build the student’s foundational knowledge base and skills by incorporating basic anatomy and human physiology along with solid medical knowledge, from basic bandaging and dealing with small cuts, scrapes, and routine medical issues.
Building on this base, students are then taught more in-depth skills including detailed and rapid patient assessments, advanced bandaging and splinting and taking and monitoring vital signs, and much more. Instructors then “Level Up” the knowledge base and skillsets of the students with hands-on scenario-based training developed from real-life experiences, events, and situations.
Switching focus, the casualty care portion of this course follows concepts accepted by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the Hartford Consensus, taught by instructors who not only teach these concepts but have also used them in real-world situations. This portion of the course places the focus on more serious medical incidents, including traumatic incidents such as automobile accidents, blunt and penetrating trauma, massive hemorrhage control, surviving violent encounters, and conducting rapid client extractions while maintaining effective medical care.
All of this culminates on the last day, with the students participating in exercises to demonstrate their newly acquired solo and team-based skill sets. As with all ESI courses, students must prove that they can perform all aspects of the training – not just that they have sat through a class.
To learn more about the course contact ESI today by calling 800-874-0888 or enrolling today.