Tactical Wilderness Medicine

A quarterly column that addresses the common overlap of austere medicine, limited resources, lack of manpower and delayed health care delivery and evacuation between tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) and wilderness medicine. Articles are based on the frequent updates to the Department of Defense TCCC trauma guidelines, with an emphasis on the relevance to the wilderness medicine provider.


Analgesia and Sedation Management

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMRyan Christensen, NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
November 16, 2022


TCCC Abdominal Trauma Update

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
July 15, 2022

Evisceration Management


TCCC Chest Trauma Guideline Update

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
January 3, 2022

Tension Pneumothorax


Guidelines to Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWM Senior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
October 1, 2021

Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Guidelines: 2020-2021


Trauma-Induced Hypothermia

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
April 12, 2021

Hypothermia Prevention Changes


TCCC Trauma Guidelines Update

Senior Chief John “Kip” Morey, SO-ATP, NRP, FP-C, TP-CSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
December 29, 2020

Tranexamic Acid (TXA)


The iTClamp

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
November 10, 2020

A Mechanical Wound Closure Device


Wilderness Tactical Medicine

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
July 24, 2020

Tourniquet Optimization & Conversion


Tactical Combat Casualty Care (April '20)

Captain Brad L. Bennett, U.S. Navy (Ret.), PhD, Paramedic, MFAWMSenior Chief Ryan Christensen, U.S. Navy (Ret.), NRP, WEMT, DiMM, FAWM
April 10, 2020

New quarterly article focusing on TCCC