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Lone Star Medics: Medic 1

  • Courtyarrd Mariott 6710 Commerce Street Springfield, VA, 22150 United States (map)

This extensive two day course is our most popular course we offer.  It is designed for folks with little to no medical or first aid training.  We teach the student how to identify and treat severely injured casualties/patients by utilizing hands-on skills practice and plenty of scenario-based training.  Throughout the course, each student will practice each skill learned during the lecture portions.  The student will also participate as individuals and in groups; in scenario-based training dealing with one or multiple injured persons. 

Some of the subjects covered in this course:

-        Medical Legal Issues

-        Scene Safety

-        Patient Assessment          

-        Penetrating & Blunt Trauma

-        Identify and treat severe chest injuries; sucking chest wounds, tension pneumothorax.

-        Impaled Objects

-        Proper use of tourniquets, pressure dressings, hemostatic agents

-        Eye injuries

-        Medical Emergencies; Stroke, Diabetic, Seizures

-        Fractures & Sprains; Broken Bones

-        Thermal Burns

-        Environmental Emergencies

o   Animal bites & stings

o   Heat related injuries

-        Dehydration; Caleb’s almost famous lecture

-        Identify and treat for shock

-        Movement of Patients, short distances and long distances

-        Evacuation Options

-        First Aid Kits & Equipment Selection

INSTRUCTOR: Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics

Caleb Causey has spent over 20 years in the field and tactical medical industry. He started his career riding out with MedStar ambulance services in Fort Worth Texas; as part of the Boy Scouts of America’s Explorer program at the age of 16. After high school he joined the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Caleb has participated in multiple deployments to various locations in the Balkans; where he has worked as a line medic with the 82nd Airborne Division and in the ER of the 212 MASH (Wiesbaden, Germany). He especially enjoyed his duty as an OPFOR Medic while stationed in Louisiana. After serving his country, he joined the City of Benbrook’s Fire Department and served there as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT. Over the next several years Causey was involved with the department’s MICU crews, engine and ladder companies, and worked as the primary SWAT Medic with the Benbrook Police Department’s SWAT team. Mr. Causey has worked with multiple Private Military/Security Companies. Caleb completed Paramedic school in College Station, Texas. This is where he attained his American Heart Association’s BLS Instructor, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications, Heartsaver Instructor, and Emergency Medical Services Instructor for the state of Texas. He has also held both credentials as provider and instructor for Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care’s TCCC program and is proud to be an instructor for the national Stop The Bleed Campaign. Caleb has proven to have a true passion for learning medicine and teaching medicine to people of all walks of life. Most of his classes are full of knowledge, experience, and laughter.