Advanced Tactical Casualty Care
This dynamic and practical course covers the evaluation and treatment of the tactical casualty during the Care Under Fire/Direct Threat and Tactical Field Care/Indirect Threat phases. This stand-alone course covers all the materials presented in the Tactical Casualty Care course and builds upon that with additional hemorrhage control skills, recognition, and management of tension pneumothorax, practical airway devices, additional demonstrated skills stations, and much more extensive example scenarios. CAPCE accredited CEH awarded upon successful completion.
The course uses photographs of actual injuries, diagrams of wounds, and step-by-step demonstrations. The material is presented in an easy to understand, directly applicable way. This class is consistent with current Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines as well as the guidelines for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC). It also exceeds the Stop the Bleed curriculum.
Want to see an example of the course?
You can see the teaching lecture and skills station for the Foley Catheter Wound Packing technique. This material is excerpted from the Junctional Hemorrhage and Hemostatic lecture and skills stations.
The Advanced TC2 course covers everything in TC2:
The nature and myths of gunshot wounds and realities of their medical management
How to rapidly evaluate injuries and how they affect your tactical treatment plan
The concept of “care under fire” and how it differs from a non-tactical medical situation
Assessment and management of penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries
Assessment and management of massive hemorrhage
The safe and efficient use of improvised and commercially available tourniquets
Basic airway and breathing assessment, as well as management within a high risk environment
Techniques for moving casualties to a safer location
And the Advanced TC2 Course adds the following topics and skills:
Choosing appropriate medical care for each treatment phase
Extensive practical exercises managing all types of hemorrhage, including junctional hemorrhage, effectively packing wounds, and hemostatic agents
Nasal Pharyngeal Airways and airway positioning
In-depth discussion of thoracic trauma (chest injuries), chest seals, recognition of tension pneumothorax and its decompression
Appropriate treatment of casualties with abdominal injuries and head injuries
Casualty hypothermia prevention
Detailed training and demonstrations of moving casualties efficiently
Triage of multiple casualties and setting up a Casualty Collection Point
Tactical Casualty Care concepts and their application
This course includes dynamic presentation including photos, videos, and real-life examples, and demonstrations of practical skills, and example scenarios
If you carry a firearm and an Individual First Aid Kit, this course will show you what should be in your kit, what you should take out, and how to most efficiently use everything around you.
Students receive a certificate at the course conclusion indicating they have taken a course based on the TECC/TCCC guidelines and an hourly breakdown by topic. Students who provide State or National registry information will be provided a CAPCE compliant certificate for CEH.
No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to take this course, but it teaches some skills your state may characterize as paramedic level.
CAPCE Accredited Provider
This CE activity is accredited for 9.75 Basic and 4.75 Advanced CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
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- Lectures 59
- Quizzes 7
- Duration 30 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Students 179
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
- Introduction to Crisis Medicine – ATC2
- Advanced Tactical Casualty Care Workbook **DOWNLOADABLE PDF**
- Introduction to Advanced Tactical Casualty Care – ATC2
- Introduction ATC2 – Quiz
- Wound Ballistics and Combat Mindset – ATC2 Part 1
- Wound Ballistics – ATC2 Part 2
- Wound Ballistics – ATC2 Part 3
- Wound Ballistics Quiz (ATC2)
- Hemorrhage Control Concepts – ATC2
- Skills: Direct Pressure – ATC2
- Skills: Bandaging – ATC2
- Hemorrhage Control Concepts & Skills ATC2
- Tourniquets – ATC2
- CAT Tourniquets – ATC2
- Skills: Tourniquet- ATC2
- Tourniquet Updates 2019 – ATC2
- Tourniquets – ATC2
- Scenario: A Bad Day At the Office – ATC2
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – ATC2
- Skills: Wound Packing – ATC2
- Skills: Hemostatic Agents – ATC2
- XSTAT – ATC2
- iT Clamp – ATC2
- Wound Packing with Foley Catheter – ATC2
- Skills: Wound Packing Bandage – ATC2
- DCBI: Dismounted Complex Blast Injury – ATC2
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – ATC2
- Skills: Blood Sweep & Casualty Evaluation – ATC2
- Case: Forearm Versus Plate Glass Window – ATC2
- Scenario: Worst Place to Work – ATC2
Airway & Respiration
Conclusion & Implementation
Student Evaluation & Certificate of attendance *DOWNLOADABLE PDF*
Everyone should take this course!Taking the Advanced TC2 course was a great experience. The course material is outstanding and Dr. Shertz does a great job of presenting it. Dr. Shertz also makes the course engaging. His confidence shines through and that's what I want in an instructor. Dr. Shertz is confident, capable, and very knowledgeable
Sean B.The Advanced Tactical Casualty Care course is everything I was looking for in such a course: thoroughly researched and professionally presented information. I found several things most useful. First, Dr. Shertz supplements the data in the course with his professional opinion. Second, the section on wound ballistics and combat mindset: I've never received such a deep look at the mechanism of traumatic injuries, particularly gunshot wounds. Finally, while I would have liked to be in-person for the scenarios, they were practical and well explained. Overall, the course and Dr. Shertz far exceeded my expectations. The course was worth every penny and then some. Thanks, Dr. Shertz for the course!. And, thank you Laurie Shertz for the engagement and quality customer experience.
YOU NEED THIS COURSE!First off, I am very skeptical of online courses and decided to give this a try. I took this course with some expectations, but this course greatly exceeded those expectations. Great for anyone with limited medical knowledge like myself. Like other reviews, I can say this is not death by PowerPoint and Doc Shertz utilizes self-experience and humor to keep you from getting bored. Nothing better than real-world experience. I also don't have time to take an EMT Course or a paramedic course in person because of my job. If you are in the security industry and want to improve your resume and knowledge, this is the course for you! I am a military veteran and also former law enforcement and I am telling you that you NEED this course! Now with this knowledge I can effectively train other security officers for success in an emergency situation which will make the team more effective and efficient.
Grant Stephen Holland
Grant S. HollandWhat a Fantastic course, although the course was online, the feeling you get from this course is that you are there with Dr. Mike Sherz. I am already Qualified for Pre-Hospital Care, but to upskill my Tactical Trauma Knowledge, this was one of the best courses I have ever taken. The information was presented in a way that explains, the why behind the reason for the treatment, and also the, why behind ballistic injury, using the different rounds available. I really enjoyed this course, having completed many courses in the past. This was by far THE BEST. With Dr. Shertz's Special Forces background and knowledge, the course really does what it says on the tin "LESSONS LEARNED IN BLOOD."
Troy BarnbrookI 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. For the sake of your family and teammates, take this course.