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. Online, self-paced.
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…
- Lectures 62
- Quizzes 7
- Skill level All levels
- Students 219
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Do not hesitate to take this course!The format of the course can be savored from start to finish and the content is perfectly up to date. The scientific evidence outlined in each topic shows Dr. Shertz has left nothing to chance. I have taken the trouble to search for each scientific evidence that was presented and in each topic and I was amazed at the work that has gone into planning this course. This course is an excellent opportunity for all prehospital providers and even more so for those who work in activities associated with the use of weapons. The syllabus for this course goes beyond the TECC syllabus and features a complete review of the guidelines. All topics are given in connection with techniques and equipment in current use in the pre-hospital setting and in the combat field. This includes a review of the current use of some elements compared to the use in past war conflicts, such as the case of the tourniquet. The video and sound production are of very good quality and demonstrate the care and respect for the recipient. Dr. Mike Shertz is an excellent presenter, his strong ability to manage the class makes the student have no doubts about the new topics that are being presented. It is an excellent course. It is worth the money and time invested. I categorically recommend it!
The training I just received in the on-line Advanced TC2 course is 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 online training courses that are required. I can honestly say the online course I just completed through Crisis Medicine was the best online course I have ever done. Thank you Doc Shertz for another incredible training opportunity! Your online training format is remarkable, and the content will definitely save lives. I will certainly recommend it to others!
Excellent content and delivery!As a former EMT, Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant, Ranger Medic and graduate of the Special Forces Aidman Course, I found this training to be of the highest quality. It is ideal for the experienced medic looking to advance his skills, while at the same time accessible to the motivated rescuer without an extensive medical background.
Amazing Course!I already have Combat Life Saver certification, but this course allowed me to have the confidence that I can handle any situation I might find myself in. I've already recommended this course to my organization of 24 individuals!
Very useful course.I have just finished the Advanced TCCC online course. Just love it. So much information, very practical guidance from Dr. Shertz, and so much experience. I also appreciated his acting talent and colorful language in one particular video on bleeding management. I teach first aid in Québec and I am an advanced medical first responder from the old and venerable Order of Saint-John Ambulance. A long history of fighters and first aiders, by the way. Sounds familiar? Following the Complete TCCC in person is my wish.