Self-Aid Buddy Aid

LET214 – 4.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

officer applying tourniquet to selfThere will come a time in every first responder’s career when they will need to perform life saving medical intervention in the line of duty. Deaths resulting from traumatic injury can be prevented by proper treatment at the scene by a first responder. This course will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to save your life or the life of someone else. Lifesaving methods are demonstrated using a Self-Aid Buddy Aid (SABA) kit and the methods taught will enable officers to use improvised materials if SABA kit is not available.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements SABA (Self Aid, Buddy Aid) Course #38763.

Participants will not receive a SABA kit as part of their participation in the course.

Participant Testimonials:

  • I have been in tactical medicine for several years & have been through both 8 day & 1 day classes. This one covered many more objectives than expected.
  • Was advanced enough to make me think but easy for the beginners to comprehend too.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Enrollment Requirements

Participants enrolling in this course must meet one of the following employment statuses:

  • Full-time or reserve local, state, or federal law enforcement
  • Active duty military
  • Currently assigned tactical medic for a tactical response/SWAT team

Participants will be contacted via email to confirm approval and admittance into the course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

In some cases, make-up work will not be available (due to equipment/facility needs and/or safety/teamwork components or activity setup/facilitation/requirements).

Participants in a TCOLE credit eligible course must complete the class in its entirety to receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be reported for TCOLE credit.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the TEEX Participant Handbook.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Concepts of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC)
  • Steps of Rapid Trauma (MARCH) assessment
  • Tourniquet application
  • Transitional junction hemorrhage
  • Airway management
  • Treating a tension pneumothorax
  • Contributing factors to shock

Suggested Audience

  • Participants must be full-time or reserve local, state, or federal law enforcement, active duty military, or a currently assigned tactical medic for a tactical response/SWAT team

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842