Operative Experience, a developer of high-fidelity human simulators for surgical and pre-hospital education, launch its Tactical Hemorrhage Control Trainer (THCT) that’s designed to provide critical medical intervention training that can help save lives in real-world mass casualty and disaster events. The THCT is a tactical medicine simulator for training law enforcement and first responders in the rapid assessment and treatment of trauma injuries in disaster drill and active shooter scenarios.

“Rapid loss of blood from gunshot wounds and other penetrative trauma injuries is too often the cause of death in active shooter and disaster situations,” said Paul Bernal, Director of Global Government Sales for OEI. “The THCT is focused on developing the first responder skills needed to assess a patient’s condition and control bleeding at the point-of-injury until further medical assistance arrives.”

THCT is fully mobile and remotely activated, so it can be used either in the classroom or in outdoor exercises. The full-body simulator is made up of anatomically accurate soft tissue, as well as realistic gunshot wounds to the chest and limbs that include a remotely-activated, pulsatile bleeding system that provides lifelike injury hemorrhage.