...Both erudite and entertaining with a massive dose of brutal reality
The Crisis-Medicine TC2 Course is an outstanding block of curriculum for organizations aiming to bring individuals and groups up to a vital standard for emergency response to trauma casualties. Dr. Shertz delivers compelling and entertaining, no-nonsense solutions to critical problems. The material is both erudite and entertaining with a massive dose of brutal reality and comprehensive trauma problem solving for the tactical paradigm. Our unit has implemented this program as a required block for all personnel. Excellent training.
It is important to learn tactical care techniques as we are the first line of protection for our students.
I completed the Tactical Casualty Care course both in-person and online. Being an educator at an elementary school, I think it is important to learn these tactical care techniques as we are the first line of protection for our students. The techniques can be used in any type of emergency situation earthquake, fire, and during active shooter situations. Mike is a great instructor providing information that is easy to understand, remember and replicate. I feel confident that I can help save a life!
Clear explanations and demonstrations, honest assessments of gear and techniques, and a straight-up, no-BS approach to saving lives.
Tactical Casualty Care -- take it!
Excellent course. Mike knows his stuff -- he has seen, treated, and photographed just about every trauma a body can sustain. Clear explanations and demonstrations, honest assessments of gear and techniques, and a straight-up, no-BS approach to saving lives. My last Tactical First Aid training was early 2000's vintage, so TC2 was not only a great refresher but a great update -- lots of new material. If for some reason you're on the fence, take this class! Everyone should have this kind of life-saving knowledge
Kept my interest start to finish
Great information, even better presentation of the material. A fantastic alternative to an in person class. It kept my interest start to finish (which is tough to do for cops). Nice job Doc!
Exactly like training with Doc Shertz in person.
I have known Doc Shertz since 2001. In nearly two decades of having received training from him, I have attended numerous courses he's taught including his five-day/44-hour in-person TCCC course.
The training I just received in the on-line Advanced TC2 course is exactly like training with Doc Shertz in person. This includes everything from the way he shares various stories to his sense of humor. If one can't train with him in person, his on-line training through Crisis Medicine is the next best thing!
Some things I really liked that stood out with the on-line course was the ability to skip around the various modules if needed, as well as being able to see how many minutes each module was ahead of time.
The short quizzes were good too. They offered just enough of an assessment to ensure the student was awake and not just "clicking through," but not challenging at all for folks who payed attention through the course material.
Overall, the video and sound production was very well done including background colors, visuals, etc. This included various camera angles and a good balance between Doc Shertz talking and the PowerPoint presentation he was going over. At no point did it ever feel like a "death by PowerPoint" type of presentation. The instructional format kept me interested the entire time.
Being in a reserve component of the military, I have completed countless on-line training courses that are required. I can honestly say the on-line course I just completed through Crisis Medicine was the best on-line course I have ever done.
Thank you Doc Shertz for another incredible training opportunity! Your on-line training format is remarkable and the content will definitely save lives. I will certainly recommend it to others!
Our Fire Department has benefitted tremendously from this course
I loved the course! I greatly appreciated the depth of information that went into each course topic. It was valuable for me to see information that was supported by literature, evidence, etc. through the lens of Dr. Shertz's unbiased opinion.
Myself, and the rest of our department participating in the course have benefited tremendously. I plan to make this course a requirement for the remainder of our team members and future team members, as I believe it helps create a solid foundation. I actually plan to go through it again while I still have access!! Thank you so much for all of your help along the way, and thank you all for developing a phenomenal course.
A wealth of information designed to allow us to make good decisions when shit goes wrong.
I was in your Tactical First Aid class in June of 2016.I loved the class, both lectures and demos. The wealth of information designed to allow us to make good decisions when shit goes wrong. Now 734 days later, last Saturday, I was at the range for a steel challenge match and ended up addressing a 9mm ball round through a guy’s thigh.I was so glad I took that class.
I was so glad that I took YOUR class. Thank you for all the help.
The guy is fine. What struck me after the fact was that I didn’t consciously decide to take action, I just hauled ass around the berm and found myself gloved up and cutting a dude’s pants. It wasn’t a matter of confidence, more a deeper sense of duty (or maybe I just relished the opportunity). Your class made me a better person simply by triggering a more worthwhile response.
An outstanding course taught by a top-tier instructor.
Spent the last three days attending Crisis Medicine’s Advanced Tactical Casualty Care course. In a few words, an outstanding course taught by a top-tier instructor. By the third day, participants were repeatedly handling arterial hemorrhaging from realistic gunshot wounds, penetrating chest and wounds, even amputations, and eviscerations in multiple stress based scenarios with LOTS of training blood and drama-inducing injury props, all under the watchful eyes of very highly experienced special operations medics and chief instructor Dr. Mike Shertz.
A Comprehensive educational experience
I just completed the Complete TC2 course presented by Dr. Shertz. This course was by far the best online course I have ever participated in. Dr. Shertz’s absolute command of the subject matter leads to a very comprehensive educational experience that leads the end user to be able to learn and apply new skill sets as well as confirming existing understanding to a deeper level. The production quality of the lectures, skills and scenarios make the learning process feel much more like it is in a classroom rather than online. The slides, charts and other graphics used are absolutely first class. This online education experience raises the bar for online education.
… More in-depth training than the “Stop The Bleed
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TC2 online is a great class! I wanted more in-depth training than the "Stop The Bleed" class offered at my local hospital. The Tactical Casualty Care videos, lectures, and scenarios were all excellent. TC2 gave me the information and spent the time on the material to really learn it. I feel confident that I know how to help someone in an emergency. I consider this course a worthy investment for my family, my friends, my co-workers, and the public. Thank you Dr. Shertz.
I learned more than I did in 10 years of practicing medicine
Thank you for teaching such a fantastic course (Complete Tactical Casualty Care)! I learned more in the past week than I did in all of my education and the last ten years of practicing medicine. Thank you for what you do!
I feel much more prepared after this course (on-line TC2).
I feel much more prepared after this course (on-line TC2). I am a South African Police officer, am certified in First Aid, and also did the Control The Bleed course (the same one you have in the US) recently.
This TC2 course really taught me a lot. I like the style in which Mike presents it and I value his opinions. The course stimulated me to think about certain concepts and I will surely carry this knowledge with wherever I go.
...One of my favorite online classes in any subject I've ever taken.
Have you ever taken a class, and then been kinda bummed that it was over? This class was so interesting, and well given. The amount of information, plus just the way it was delivered was perfect. Dr. Shertz knows his stuff back and front and sideways. He’s got the resume to prove it. But he doesn’t act like a know it all. He acts like one of your peers showing you the way and it makes the information that much more interesting and easy to digest. This was one of my favorite online classes in any subject I've ever taken. Dr. Shertz and everyone who worked on this should be commended.
I can assure you that the online course was an incredible way to learn, and will not disappoint.
I studied the Complete Tactical Casualty Care course online and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Dr. Shertz is an incredible presenter and clearly has a wealth of knowledge to share. I was kept interested throughout the entire course and honestly didn't want it to end. I would love to have completed the in-person course but living in Australia makes that difficult, hence why I completed the online course. I can assure you that the online course was an incredible way to learn, and will not disappoint. I highly recommend this course and thank Dr. Shertz for sharing his expertise and making it available online.
The Advanced TC2 class was invaluable.
The Advanced TC2 class was invaluable.I’m glad this course was more than just learning about tourniquets for hemorrhage control. Having the hands-on practice of wound packing, wrapping junctional wounds, and needle decompression on real models has given me a lot of confidence in my ability to address more than just bleeding out of arms and legs.
The online course including wound packing videos was very helpful and informative. I think [our police] officers have a lot of comfort with tourniquets but because they’re only for arms and legs, and it was interesting to be given a possible solution for bleeding from other areas of the body where the tourniquet wouldn’t be appropriate.
I am much better-prepared thanks to the knowledge gained from the (online) course
After reading the reviews already given...I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't been said, except that I agree! With my years as a nurse, I could probably stumble through most crisis/trauma situations, but I now feel I am much better prepared thanks to the knowledge gained from the course. The format and presentation were both well done. Thanks, Dr. Shertz..for sharing your expertise with humor and common sense. Oh, and thanks for sharing your daughter in the videos, she looks like a treasure.
Cost-effective way to stay current with the basics and beyond.
Crisis Medicine is continuing to excel in the "tactical" medical training space. The content is always solid and Dr Shertz presents with a clear and effective manner. The data is also valuable to me, as I always want to know the "why" behind what is presented. The video and production quality is always excellent and easy to follow.
Thank you again for providing a cost effective way to stay current with the basics and beyond.
Highly researched, packed with examples, and delivered with top-notch production quality…
Tactical Casualty Care is the holy grail in crisis first aid training. Mike Shertz expertly distills his decades of experience as a Special Forces Medic and as an Emergency Room Physician into a powerful fact-filled training that leaves you confident knowing what to do in a crisis first aid event. Mike cuts through urban legends and misinformation and shows, through research and real-life situations, what works and what doesn’t.
Mike has seen it, done it, and knows how to share it in a powerful presentation style that sticks. Everyone can benefit from this important information. Highly researched, packed with examples, and delivered with top-notch production quality, this online course will give you skills that can mean the difference between life and death for someone you love or anyone you may encounter who needs crisis first aid
This online course brings you as close to real hands-on training as I can imagine
This online course brings you as close to real hands-on training as I can imagine and though it can’t replace practical training, it very likely outmatches many practical courses out there on the instructional side.
Mike Shertz has a solid background in combat casualty care in military, law enforcement, and civilian settings. He presents his material in a way that makes you feel like following an actual class. Good presentation skills and a sense of humour make it enjoyable to listen to him.
The online course is professionally made and offers you theory and skill videos, different quizzes about the topics of TCCC and a summary manual. After finishing the course, you can also print a certificate of your participation. You will learn not just how different techniques work, but also the why, results of different studies, historical background, statistics from military all over the world, and alternative techniques in case one doesn’t work. The videos contain a wide range of medical diagrams, pictures of casualties, videos where you see the techniques conducted on actual patients, followed by “pig-lab” videos and training on dummies, and even cadavers.
I highly liked the Instructor’s mindset regarding having a Plan B. By the end of the course you will not just have a primary and alternative, but also a contingency and emergency plan for almost all the techniques. His SF background really shows up, when he shows you how to improvise with the most basic and often improvised tools, in case you run out of commercially available products.
If you are looking for a way to self-study and improve your knowledge about this topic, I can highly recommend this course.
This ranks in the top classes I have taken. Maybe the best. Exceptionally well done!
I just completed the [online] TC2 course and thought I'd drop you a note and let you know how much I liked the course. Actually loved the course! I am a CPA and over the years have done a ton of CPE to maintain my certification and this ranks in the top classes I have taken. Maybe the best. Exceptionally well done!
Thank you for providing this material. I hope I never have to use it, but as with CPR, you never know. I have had to use CPR a couple of times, so I'll sleep better after taking this course should I ever be in a situation where these skills are needed.
Enjoyable, knowledgeable, and detailed
The Advanced TC2 online course is very enjoyable.
The presenter Dr. Mike Shertz is very knowledgeable, the way the course is presented is very detailed and the skills that you will learn could save a life, in a tactical or everyday life.
I will be doing the Complete TC2 in the near future.
...Refreshing to watch an online class that kept my attention
After being in Public Safety for over 20 years in a mix of LE and Fire/EMS it was refreshing to watch an online class that kept my attention. Being a Tactical Medic this CE was extremely relevant and will do our team well. I look forward to the other classes Crisis-Medicine offers. I must also add the customer service is amazing. Prompt email response, and genuine willingness to work with us, and doing so the whole time in a nice friendly manner. You can not go wrong by using this group! Excellent job from A to Z.
The online course is very well done and kept my attention throughout. The scenario videos were not only entertaining, they were relevant to the information taught
I had the unique opportunity to both go to the in-person CTC2 class in Beaverton, OR and finish a portion of the course online because I had to leave early. I have to say that nothing can replace the muscle memory gained and the ability to ask questions and get immediate feedback that the in-person class provides. The practical scenario day was very well done and put you into situations that provided real-world stress. You had to treat very realistic injuries from real situations that have happened around the country. That being said, the online course is very well done and kept my attention throughout. The scenario videos were not only entertaining, but they were also relevant to the information taught and Dr. Shertz narrates during portions to help reinforce the M.A.R.C.H. pneumonic and treatment priorities. Overall, this is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I feel that anyone in Law Enforcement or FIRE/EMS should definitely take one of these courses because of the environment we live in today.
Our School leadership team learned crucial skills in a clear and accessible manner
As a school administrator with student safety as my top priority, I felt compelled to do something to prepare for the worst. Mike's course taught our leadership team crucial skills in a clear, hands-on, rational, and accessible manner. Mike's approach delivers Stress Inoculation for the learners, which I deeply valued. The topics are intense and real. Thinking through scenarios in advance can only serve us better in a real crisis. My team feels prepared, calm, and knowledgeable after spending the time in this course. I strongly believe that this approach to community health is one that any school should pursue. The learned skills are as good for a crisis as they are for a serious playground injury.
Thanks much Crisis Medicine and please keep up the good work.
This course is the real deal.
I'm a first-responder in a rural town in South Africa. Our national murder rate is 36/100 000 (8th highest in the world). I am trained in advanced First Aid and EMT-B (non-certified). No ambulance gets here in less than 35 minutes. Often none are available. Scenarios run the gamut of farm attacks, to cash-in transit heists, to cops shooting blindly into bushes to 'flush out' perpetrators (for the sake of BLM we have no white police officers). The last 'firearm' murder was with a .177" air rifle point-blank to the chest. Basically anything goes. Of course, there's the 'chainsaw vs own leg' type scenarios too. This is one of the most important courses I have ever taken. If you've been in a situation where you're wondering if you'll die here today, you've come to the right place. It could well mean that nobody dies.
One of the best training experiences I've ever had, provided me with simple, effective life-saving tools I hope never to employ.
I have taken Crisis' one day, [in-person] TCC class in 2010 as well as the [in-person] Advanced TC2 class in 2014, both through Insights Training Center. I cannot speak highly enough of Mike's pedagogical approach, from the quality and depth of the instructional content to his ability as a speaker and instructor to engage his audience and impart new skills and knowledge. I've taken classes with several of the "big names" in tactical training and Mike is among the best instructors with whom I've been fortunate to train.
In TC2, Mike skillfully interleaved lecture material and hands-on labs. Let's face it, few people want to sit in a room listening to someone talk, but Mike kept it completely engaging and always just the right length before breaking or transitioning to a hands-on practical session to drill the material further. I did not feel a single minute was 'wasted time' or find myself glancing at a watch. The final day of ATC2 was purely scenario-based training and from the facility used to the realistic makeup/practical effects employed to simulate trauma to the those who played victims in the drills, every bit was absolutely top-notch. It was one of the best training experiences I've ever had and provided me with simple, effective life-saving tools I hope never to employ. I cannot recommend Mike and Crisis Medicine highly enough.
The course was excellent... Extremely interesting
I have taken a few in-person courses with Dr. Shertz. I have taken two other TCCC courses, including a train the trainer. This was my first online course. The course was excellent. It felt like I was sitting in Dr. Shertz class during the lecture portions. Dr. Shertz is an excellent presenter and trainer with a smooth delivery and the ability to give a lot of information in a way that keeps your attention. You can tell that he is an expert in the field and that he is passionate about it. I like that Dr. Shertz gives you more information than just "do this." He gives background information and talks about how and why things are done. He gives a lot of information from studies in order to support his statements and the interventions taught. I found it extremely interesting.
It isn't always practical to find a local class or to travel for training. I think that is where these online courses come in. Take one of these online courses and follow it up with practicing the physical skills shown in the course. Any first responder, gun owner, parent, hunter, etc should know this stuff. Do the training before you need it.
I really enjoyed the no-nonsense teaching
There is very little education available out there for active people (family, job) who are not available to take classes in a real school setting beyond what the Red Cross or AHA offers (BLS, First Aid). Seminars are expensive and not always available within a 300-mile radius. As a teacher and gun owner, basic trauma first aid/TECC is important. I have also invested in plenty of supplies to fill several IFAKs, and I am very familiar with commercial TECC supplies.
I was pleasantly surprised by the circumspect tone of the videos and the cautious approach to gear and recommendations (chest seals, for example). All in all, I was very satisfied by the course. Thank you.
A fantastic way to learn life-saving skills
I have been in my fair share of medical classes but this was my first ever online course. That being said this course is a fantastic way to learn life-saving skills. Just don't forget, perfect practice makes perfect so keep your skills sharp!
Dr. Shertz is the perfect balance of huge doctor brain, dark humor, and 18-D to keep me learning, interested, and engaged. I certainly giggled more than a few times. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to be an asset to society, team, and family.
The support I got was great. At one point I clicked a button in the course that I didn't mean to but the support I got was really solid, solved the issue and super friendly.
I can't wait to learn more with CM
Took the 10-hour (in-person) TC2 class at Insights last summer. I can't wait to go back to learn more with CM.
As a medical director for several fire departments, I can say it is the BEST trauma course you can take.
I have taken the 5 day TCCC class twice. As a medical director for several fire departments, I can say it is the BEST trauma course you can take.
I can say without reservation on that Dr. Shertz's courses are of the highest quality. He is a talented instructor who explains medical procedures to students at all levels, even in audiences ''with mixed provider levels. His lectures are based on a clear review of the medical literature and include demonstrative photographs and diagrams pulled from disparate sources including textbooks, newspaper photographs, and images pulled from the internet to support his teaching points. His material is always up to date and includes the most recent advances in the field of emergency medical services, TECC, and TCCC.
It was incredible how much the class learned
Essential Training For Everyone
I've taken the TC2 in-person class, and it was incredible how much the class learned. I decided to take the Advanced TC2 online to add to my knowledge base. What you learn in this class will help you aid yourself and others. Dr. Shertz will tell you what's bogus and what is medical fact. Then you'll learn to use that knowledge. Don't be an internet ninja with an IFAK you don't know how to use. Be the person who can truly help someone.
I can not recommend this course highly enough!
Having a background as both an EMT and Tactical Firearms instructor I thought I knew a lot but I was amazed at all the things I learned! Dr. Shertz teaches his curriculum in a very easy to understand and no nonsense way that applies directly to real world scenarios that many of us may face on a daily basis and takes the time to explain in detail how to address the crisis. The lectures are engaging and the training is spot on.
In seamanship, the primary rule is: keep the water out. This class could be nicknamed: keep the blood in.
In basic boating seamanship, there are a couple of primary rules and one is: Keep the water out. Dr. Shertz's class on Tactical Casualty Care could be nicknamed: Keep the blood in. Dr. Shertz is a dynamic and crisp instructor and compelling educator. I unlearned years of Hollywood war movie myths on what a bullet does to the body and learned what really happens when a person (or gelatin) gets shot.
Most importantly I learned what I could do to help 'keep the blood in' and how to go about that to a reasonable degree. Both the classroom and hands-on instruction were thorough and I recommend the class to anyone who wants to become more educated in tactical casualty care, or wants to possibly be of use if found in a direct or indirect threat event with casualties and minimal equipment.
Masterfully delivered through informative and entertaining lecture, combined with impressive visuals
I found the Advanced TC2 online course to be simply outstanding.
I have had the privilege of attending several of Dr. Shertz's live courses. The ATC2 online course provided the same high level of professional instruction as the in-person classes.
The ATC2 online course is well designed and intuitive to navigate. The comprehensive curriculum is masterfully delivered through informative and entertaining lecture, combined with impressive visuals. The time required for each section of the ATC2 course is clearly displayed, which made it easy for me to train during my erratic schedule on the narcotics unit.
I valued Dr. Shertz's no bull sh!t perspective when evaluating first aid gear.
The video scenarios do an excellent job of demonstrating how the techniques could be used in real-world situations.
Anyone who calls themselves a "first responder" needs the information in the ATC2 course. I would recommend Crisis Medicine courses to anyone who enjoys outdoor recreation such as hunting, hiking, and off-road motor-sports.
Thank you for sharing the knowledge.
…The online training and step-by-step skills stations are every bit as effective at driving home the material as the in-person training
Transformational! Crisis-medicine.com's Complete Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course has been one of the most transformational experiences in my life. Dr. Shertz's practical, no-bullshit approach to triage and treatment of life-threatening trauma has been distilled down to skills and techniques that are very trainable, attainable, and applicable for civilian hands.
After taking this course I am confident in my ability to identify, treat, and manage mass casualties in any active violent event. I can build an aid system using equipment that has been researched, tested, and proven to work - and that won't fail my expectations during a crisis. Everyone who believes that it's important to be prepared for emergencies should crave this knowledge; everyone has something to learn here.
Having taken both the in-person and online training I can honestly say that the online training and step-by-step skills stations are every bit as effective at driving home the material as the in-person training and track very closely with the classroom experience. In some cases, the on-line training is actually a superior way to learn the material, as you can back up to a section you want to review or pause and ponder a graph or chart that is being presented. Although the hands-on classroom experience is undeniably beneficial, the online course will still get your knowledge and mindset where it needs to be for you to act as an effective force multiplier for good if the worst should happen. Thank you Dr. Shertz!
I truly appreciate the directness and honesty of the information presented. I was looking to expand my TCCC knowledge & techniques. I was looking for direct, honest, no bullshit information. Makes my CLS training look like a joke, to be honest.
As I started the Course already started to amaze me, with detailed Classes and backed up by proof and in-depth research
I really enjoyed Complete TC2 and gained a lot of extra knowledge
I am a Private security contractor and did some Medical courses before, 1 as a requirement (FPOSi), and the other as an extra (TTLS). I saw Crisis Medicine on Facebook, read up on them, and gathered some information. I enrolled in the TC2 Complete Online Course, as I felt I could gain some extra knowledge. As I started the Course already started to amaze me, with detailed Classes and backed up by in Combat Proof and in-depth research. Reasons were provided as to his opinions on some equipment which was really an eye-opener. Overall, I really enjoyed it and gained a lot of extra knowledge, Thanks for the great presentation and classes.
I've sat through hundreds of hours of online training. Dr. Shertz's course was totally different. He was engaging and authentic.
This is outstanding training. I'm a Firefighter, but I spent nearly a decade as a Federal agent, plus several years in two different branches of the military. In these jobs, I've sat through hundreds of hours of online training. Dr. Shertz's course was totally different. He was engaging and authentic. Rather than speeding through slides to get to the end of the course, I found myself taking notes, rewinding lectures, and viewing blocks of instruction multiple times until I was certain I understood the concepts. I appreciated his depth of knowledge and his passion for the subject matter is clear. This is a high-quality course that I'd recommend to both Firefighters and LEOs.
The material is presented in such a deft manner with illustrative examples and reinforced with repetition that retention of information comes pleasantly easy.
Well worth the investment!
Yes, as Dr. Shertz says in his intro, he provides a lot of information in these lectures. “Encyclopedic” I believe was one of the terms he used, however, I never found an encyclopedia nearly as interesting nor as engaging as his topics and style of teaching. As an advanced practitioner of medicine, I find the “why“ almost as important as the “what“, and Mike does an excellent job of explaining why certain procedures, techniques, and tools are superior to alternatives.
The material is presented in such a deft manner with illustrative examples and reinforced with repetition that retention of information comes pleasantly easy. Dr. Shertz’s expertise in this subject matter is evident as he proficiently breaks down complex medical concepts for learners of all backgrounds. I am also impressed by the ease of use of the electronic platform. It has been easy to start, stop, and resume lectures as my busy schedule allows. All in all, I have truly enjoyed this lecture series and feel that my medical practice has benefited. My investment in this educational program has been well worth my time and my ducats.
with today's environment and the potential remoteness of our hobbies, the need for more advanced training ... was needed.
I retired from 20 years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy. When I left the Navy over 15 years ago I had been through several of the Navy's environmental survival schools and field first aid training but nothing on a TCCC level, as it had not been developed yet.
Both myself and my girlfriend enjoy going to the range, SCUBA diving as well as open-road cycling. We also do a lot of our own home improvement requiring the use of power tools. Now we’re not Spec-Ops “door kickers” but we realize with today's environment and the potential remoteness of our hobbies, the need for more advanced training outside of a Basic Life Saving or the hour-long STB course was needed.
After a lot of research, I found this (TC2) course. For an educator, for “Joe average civilian”, someone going to the range, offshore to go diving or to the backcountry, even for someone working with power tools on a weekend home improvement project, or your first line deputy, this is a great course. Though the content of this course is directed at injuries derived from gunshots, Dr. Shertz also explains throughout this course that these types of injuries can be sustained from a variety of accidents. It is said that expertise is developed through repeated exposure to information, patterns, and experiences over time. Dr. Shertz thoroughly explains the hows and whys in layman’s terms. Throughout the course, he reinforces the data presented with examples and scenarios. I hope it is knowledge I never have to use, though I am certainly glad I sought out what I feel is the best in class training, should the need ever arise.
A graduate level education program in TCCC
I consider this a graduate level education program in TCCC. Having spent 15 months deployed to Iraq, I actually learned that some of my favorite gear are inferior to other pieces of equipment. Dr. Shertz provided me with the data and training to be more effective. It’s literally advice that makes people more effective in providing combat and tactical care. I’ve never seen anything like it.
...one of the top 10 trainings I've taken. Period.
My Lt asked me to evaluate the course and see if it was something we should offer to the rest of the agency. After taking this course, I am giving him a resounding yes.
In 25 years of LE experience, I have sat through HOURS of in-person and online training. This is by far one of the best online courses I have ever taken. I might even say the top 10trainings period. The Dr. was informative, engaging and enjoyable to watch.
I highly recommend this online course to any physician considering tactical medicine.
Recently I joined a SWAT Team as the team physician, after being a board-certified emergency physician for over 10 years with ATLS training I thought I was ready for the team. After taking the complete course I realized how much I did not know about Tactical Medicine.
After hours and hours covering relevant topics backed up by real-world experience and research studies, I feel much more confident that I can contribute to my SWAT team in a medical capacity. Mike gave solid advice of what works and what doesn't work, I felt he spoke my language as a physician and was very to-the-point. His experience as a Special Teams Medic and a current Emergency Physician made him the perfect instructor for this topic.
This was a fantastic training. Lots of great information. I enjoyed how in-depth Dr. Shertz went into the studies which gave the information context. His real-world opinion was valuable as well
outstanding job of making the material clear and concise
Considering the complexity of the subject, Dr. Shertz does an outstanding job of making the material clear and concise. He has a passion for evidence-based care, and is able to speak with obvious experience and authority on trauma care. I enjoyed the course and will encourage others to take the TC2 course as well.
Consider this training mandatory
If you are around guns or any other pursuit that puts you at risk of serious trauma, you need this training. It's focused, compelling, and backed by facts and data. I can only hope that any first-responders who treat me or those close to me have had this training or have been trained by those who have. If you carry, this training is as important as the law of self-defense and shooting training.
This course is amazing for an online course.
No death by power point here. I definitely felt as if I was in the classroom the entire time. Hands down best online course for any subject matter I have taken.
This course has been such a valuable experience
This course has been such a valuable experience for me and my team as we are updating and advancing our emergency preparedness for our school. Factually and realistically Mike has taught us how to mentally prepare for a crisis situation, manage staff, students and parents and certainly how to provide more than just basic first aid. Mike’s years of experience in this field become evident in his knowledge and style of teaching. Both helped us tremendously in retaining the information and building our own knowledge. Crisis Medicine has gone above and beyond to provide us with the critical information and supplies we needed to prepare for emergency situations in a school setting. Our school community feels more prepared because of it and we are grateful for their ongoing support!
I recently attended the Tactical Casualty Care Course held in Brisbane, Australia. Not only is Mike a great guy with a wealth of knowledge, but he's an excellent instructor with the experience to back up his skills and knowledge. Having served as a medic in an airborne unit, as well as service in policing and as a security contractor in hostile environments, the TC2 run by Crisis Medicine was current, relevant and a good mix of theory and practical skills. An outstanding course, and one that I'd recommend to everyone, no matter if you are a first-time student, or if you are a surgeon, you WILL learn.