Advanced TC2 – ONLINE
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.
Not sure if online training is for you? See what our students say…
- Duration14.5 hours
- Skill levelNo prior medical knowledge necessary
- 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
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – ATC2
- Skills: Wound Packing – ATC2
- Skills: Hemostatic Agents – ATC2
- XSTAT – ATC2
- iT Clamp – ATC2 – UPDATE
- 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
Airway & Respiration
Conclusion & Implementation
- Scenario: A Bad Day At the Office – ATC2
- Scenario: Worst Place to Work – ATC2
- Scenario: Tough Day in the Ladies’ Room ATC2
- Scenario: A Breach Gone Bad – ATC2
- Scenario: Mind Your Manners When Driving – ATC2
- Scenario: Improvised Tourniquet Conversion – ATC2
- Scenario: Rule #4 – ATC2
- Scenario: Shot on Entry – ATC2
- Scenario: Shot Through the Wall ATC2
Student Evaluation & Certificate of attendance *DOWNLOADABLE PDF*
Grant Stephen Holland
Grant S. Holland
What 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."
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. For the sake of your family and teammates, take this course.
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 the 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.
Being a former 8404 Corpsman and now a Force Protection Specialist/Medic I can say that I went through a variety of tactical medical programs along with deployment to Iraq. I can also honestly say NONE have gone into the detail that Dr. Shertz does. Dr. Shertz is a consummate professional who not only brings professional knowledge to the students but also gives a common-sense approach to tactical situations that many organizations miss. The way each module leads into the next one also made it easier to understand because of the smooth transition between subjects. I was thankful it wasn't a "death by PowerPoint" class. The videos and dialogue used by Dr. Shertz kept you interested in the class. Overall, this was an excellent class and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in getting the basis of tactical medicine. Anyone in a similar field should use it as a requirement for their job. I'm glad I was recommended to take this course.
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 paid 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!