If you trade bullets with someone, expect to get hurt in some way. Your tactical training is less than it should be if it does not address how to help the wounded. This is not a comprehensive medical dictionary, but rather, explanations of some terms germaine to the “tactical medicine” / rescue taskforce world.
Instructors throw a lot of “tacticool” words around. Often times they use different words to mean the same things; sometimes they use the same words to mean different things, which can be confusing, and occasionally dangerous. These glossaries may help you understand something you heard in training or while researching self defense.
Here are definitions of some concepts we teach you about in our classes. Sometimes different trainers use different words to mean the same things; this glossary will hopefully help you clarify some of the “tacticool” words that get bandied about …