Delivering Innovative Results
ECS was funded to research, develop, field and maintain the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Simulation (TC3 Simulation). ECS managed a team of subcontractors, and worked concurrently with the U.S. Army Research Institute, the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, Department of Combat Medic Training (DCMT) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and a host of other representatives within the user-community to develop and implement new technologies to support simulation-based training environments for Army combat medics.
The TC3 simulation utilizes game-engine based simulations and state-of-the-art instructional development strategies to support a student’s need to master a variety of competencies and to apply them in unique situations. The simulation immerses students into scenario-driven events to teach and evaluate a student’s knowledge regarding the essential tactics, techniques and procedures required to successfully perform as an Army combat medic. Important tasks include the ability to assess casualties, perform triage, provide initial treatment, and prepare a casualty for evacuation under battlefield conditions.
The TC3 simulation presents an opportunity to help train Combat Lifesavers. The Army’s intent is to have every second soldier trained as a Combat Lifesaver to perform first aid on casualties prior to the arrival of the medic. Further, in 2007, a new first-aid curriculum centered on TC3 was incorporated into the basic training of all Army’s recruits (approximately 80,000 soldiers). This TC3 training focuses on the first critical minutes after a soldier is wounded when a Combat Medic or CLS may not be available.