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Sun, Jan 15


MAGEN Chicago Office

Tactical Medicine Core Principles

8:30 Shacharis-9:15 Lox & Bagels 10:00 Seminar Before the Seminar, there will be a quick hello from a special VIP.

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Tactical Medicine Core Principles
Tactical Medicine Core Principles

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2023, 8:30 AM – 12:15 PM

MAGEN Chicago Office, 8707 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077


About the Event

Tactical Medicine Core Principles

The intent of this block of instruction will be to provide an overview of basic trauma care in the tactical environment. Based on the evidence-based, combat-proven tenants of Tactical Combat Casualty Care, the student will leave this class with a solid understanding of not just the how but the why of providing care in a kinetic environment. Starting with lessons learned from the modern battlefield and moving into specific interventions, we will build a solid foundation for saving lives in an incredibly dangerous and unforgiving environment.

Instructor: Brian Bardsley


I have a multifaceted background, including experience in emergency medical services, law enforcement, and the military. I began my career in the United States Marine Corps from 1988 – 1994 including deployments in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Restore Hope. I served as a Medical Specialist in the United States Army Reserves from 1996 to 1999 and has been a Paramedic since January 1999. I have worked as a single role Paramedic, Firefighter/Paramedic, HazMat Technician, Arson Investigator, and Lieutenant with several municipal fire departments, including the Stone Park Fire Department. I served for a year as a single-role paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department. In 2006-2007, I completed a year tour in Iraq with the Illinois Army National Guard where I served as a medic with a rifle company in Baghdad and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and Combat Medical Badge. I have been with the Chicago Police Department since September 2004. I started as a patrolman in District 015, and upon my return from Iraq was moved to the Education and Training Division, where I worked as an Anti-Terrorism instructor as well as a marksmanship and tactics instructor. I am currently attached to the SWAT Team as the Team Leader of both the Medical Team and Weapons of Mass Destruction Team. I am an experienced instructor. In addition to my experience with the Chicago Police Department, and was affiliate faculty at the Loyola University Medical Center Program for Prehospital Medicine, where I taught in the classroom and served as a Field Internship Preceptor. I have given numerous invited presentations on Tactical Medicine, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Tactical HazMat, and disaster preparedness.

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