2019 ALERRT Conference

The 2019 ALERRT Conference is now open for registration. C-TECC has several members presenting at this year's conference, and we encourage all to attend what has developed into a premiere event. ALERRT 2019 represents a fantastic opportunity for education, CME (including AMA physician CME), and networking for all personnel and experts that work in the high threat arena.

https://www.alerrtconference.org

Board of Directors member featured in CNN article

Our Board Member Matt Mika was featured in a recent CNN story about the congressional baseball shooting. 

'I'm not supposed to be here': Remembering and recovery two years after the congressional baseball shooting

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/14/politics/congressional-baseball-shooting-survivors/index.html

C-TECC Annual Meeting: May 6, 2019 Charlotte, NC

The Annual Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held on Monday, May 6 (0800 to 1700) 2019 at the Charlotte Convention Center. This meeting will be held in conjuction with the SOMA Scientivic Assembly and Exhibition taking place at the Charlotte Convention Center. Agenda topics will a case study of the Mercy Hospital shooting in Chicago, CCB and numerous working group updates. This event is free of charge and registraiton is highly encouraged. Please register at the link below:

https://c-tecc_annual_meeting.eventbrite.com

Draft Agenda

Logistical Information

Meeting location:

Charlotte Convention Center - Meeting Room 2017
501 S. College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
www.charlotteconventionctr.com

https://d2j8c2rj2f9b78.cloudfront.net/uploads/pdfs/CCC-Floorplans_Printable.pdf

PDF area map & restaurant list:

http://www.specialoperationsmedicine.org/Documents/2019%20SOMSA/Area%20Map-Restaurants.pdf

SOMSA Hotel information:

http://www.specialoperationsmedicine.org/Pages/SOMSA-Hotel.aspx

For further questions please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Kessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Updated ALS/BLS and First Responder Guidelines

The BLS/ALS and First Responders with a Duty to Act Guidelines have been approved and released by the Committee. They are available at the links below. Please update your records accordingly.

C-TECC Mid-Year Meeting December 3-4 Washington, DC

The Mid-Year Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held on Monday, December 3 (0800 to 1700) and Tuesday, December 4 (0800 to 1200) 2018 at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Building. Agenda topics will include Increasing Confidence in Performance of Non-Pneumatic Limb Tourniquets, Impact Brain Apnea, TXA, FEMA's Active Shooter program, and numerous working group updates. This event is free of charge and registration is highly encouraged at the below link:

https://c-teccmidyearmeeting.eventbrite.com

Meeting Agenda and Updates 


Draft Agenda


PROPOSED CBRNE Guidelines updates

PROPOSED Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines updates

PROPOSED TECC Suggested Analgesia Edits 2018

PROPOSED changes to TECC Guidelines for Hypocalcemia in traumatic resuscitation

Logistical Information

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health Building address:


950 New Hampshire Ave, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20052

PDF campus map:

https://www.gwu.edu/sites/g/files/zaxdzs2226/f/downloads/FoggyBottomCampusMap_ADM-1617-1_UpdatedJuly2016.pdf


Hotel information:

https://procurement.gwu.edu/discounted-lodging-foggy-bottommount-vernon-campuses


Parking information:

Numerous parking garages are availble in the immediate vicinity of the venue. GWU parking garages can be found at the link below:


https://transportation.gwu.edu/visitors


For further questions please contact our Executive Director, Sarah Kessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

C-TECC Annual Meeting: May 6, 2019 Charlotte, NC

The Annual Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care will be held on Monday, Mya 6 (0800 to 1700) 2019 in Charlotte, NC. This meeting will be held in conjuction with the SOMA Scientic Assembly and Exhibition. The specific location along with the agenda, directions, RSVP information, and pertinent logistics for the meeting will be forthcoming and posted to our website at http://www.c-tecc.org. If you have a specific topic you would like to hear about please email our Executive Director, Sarah Kessler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Medical Symposium

The 2018 annual ALERRT conference at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas will be different from years past in several exciting ways.  Aside from the change in conference location, physician stakeholders working in the fields of emergency medicine, trauma surgery, anesthesia, blood bank, critical care and blood collection center directors will join law enforcement, fire services, EMS, emergency communications and emergency management for the first time. 

The 2018 ALERRT meeting has two objectives. The first is to create an atmosphere that continues to build on an emerging culture defined by a shared consciousness, effective communication and trust among professional disciplines involved in responding to, and recovering from, a critical or mass casualty incident.  Interoperability among all stakeholders is vital to effectively respond to increasing complexity and time constraints that will define future threats. Second, is to empower these professionals to more effectively serve their communities because of the valuable lessons learned from the conference.

In addition to educational tracks for police, fire and EMS, a distinct hospital physician conference will be offered.  It will address the physiology and resuscitation of hemorrhagic shock, the historical background of whole blood, its advantages over a 1:1:1 resuscitation strategy as well as the challenges of implementing a whole blood program.

On day two, speakers will discuss how organizations can create systems capable of adaptive learning during periods of chaos and complexity using examples from the Dallas Ebola experience as well as the Las Vegas shooting. Finally, will examine current civilian Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) response models to assess where opportunities for improvement may exist.

ALERRT Flyer

ALERRT Information Brief

ALERRT Agenda Page 1

ALERRT Agenda Page 2

C-TECC Mid-Year Meeting Dates Selected

The Mid-Year Meeting of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care has been scheduled for Monday, December 3 (0800 to 1700) and Tuesday, December 4 (0800 to 1200) in Washington, DC.  The specific location along with the agenda, directions, and pertinent logistics for the meeting will be forthcoming. Thank you for your patience.  



Meet our new Executive Director

Sarah Kessler is an experienced program manager specializing in crisis  and emergency management programs.  She has managed numerous projects and programs around the globe and locally in the National Capital Region. Mrs. Kessler is a skilled trainer, and exercise expert, having planned dozens of crisis management exercises from Lagos, Nigeria to Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Mrs. Kessler was essential in developing and conducting crisis and emergency management trainings including Until Help Arrives and Personnel Recovery Management Training. 

She currently serves as a Deputy Coordinator with Arlington County, and manages the ongoing readiness and exercise training program of County-wide emergency services personnel and will develop, coordinate, plan and evaluate effective training programs and drills in conjunction with neighboring jurisdictions, ensuring effective communication and response between neighboring jurisdictions and County agencies in an emergency situation. Sarah also currently volunteers her time as the Executive Director of the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (C-TECC). She is charged with providing leadership and management of the Committee to include future planning, fundraising, and communications.

Previously she served as an Associate with The Olson Group Ltd. and supported various exercises and planning initiatives in the National Capital Region. Drawing from her tenure at the Department of State’s Bureaus of Diplomatic Security and Consular Affairs, the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies, and other private sector organizations, Mrs. Kessler brings a wide range of experience in crisis management and response, public-private partnerships, and strategic planning. 

At the Department of State, she led the outreach and engagement efforts to manage public-private partnerships on a global scale, helping private sector organizations overseas respond to crises by providing crisis management training and ensuring the continued flow of information and open communication.  Mrs. Kessler served on several U.S. government Task Forces, to include Libya, Egypt, Japan, and New Zealand.
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