This dynamic and practical course covers the complete evaluation and treatment of the tactical casualty during both the Care Under Fire / Direct Threat, Tactical Field Care / Indirect Threat phases, and solid preparation of the casualty for the evacuation phase to increase survivability. This stand-alone course covers all the materials presented in the Advanced Tactical Casualty Care Course and builds upon those skills with more detailed airway interventions, surgical airways, intraosseous (and to a lesser extent intravenous) access, fluid resuscitation, TCCC / TECC relevant medications, as well as dedicated litters.
This class is consistent with current Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines as well as the guidelines for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. If topics are presented in the TCCC guidelines, they’re presented in this course.
The Complete TC2 course covers everything in the Advanced 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
Choosing appropriate medical care for each treatment phase
Assessment and management of penetrating, blunt, and blast injuriesAssessment and management of massive hemorrhage including extensive practical exercises managing all types of hemorrhage, including junctional hemorrhage, effectively packing wounds, and hemostatic agents
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
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 or head injuries
Casualty hypothermia prevention
Techniques for moving casualties to a safer location, with detailed training and practice moving casualties efficiently
Triage of multiple casualties and setting up a Casualty Collection Point
Tactical casualty care concepts and their application
And the Complete TC2 Course adds the following topics and skills:
Airway management using nasal pharyngeal airways, airway positioning and surgical airways
Appropriate treatment of casualties with ocular injuries, as well as burns, fractures, and mine injuries
The reality of fluid resuscitation
Intraosseous access, and to a lesser extent intravenous access of the casualty
Using the Hypothermia Prevention and Management Kit (HPMK) and the Blizzard Bag
Proper litter use, including Skedco, Talon, non-rigid, and improvised
For the five-day course, we have extensive practical scenarios which utilize trained casualty role players, blank fire, and profuse quantities of theatrical blood. During skills stations and preliminary scenarios, students take turns role-playing a casualty, having tourniquets applied, as well as begin drug and lifted. As such, it is advisable not to wear your finest clothing. During the scenario day, students will get fake theatrical blood on them (which can lightly stain skin for a 24 hours, and can stain gear or clothing permanently).
Bring all issued tactical gear and BDU type uniforms that are acceptable to get fake blood on. This course can be physically demanding due to carrying casualties and performing simulated tactical operations so be physically prepared for this prior to course attendance.
This course was designed for the pre-hospital provider or dedicated medic in mind. Skills taught in this course include higher level, paramedic level skills and others may find some taught skills are beyond their scope of practice. Many students have attended with no prior medical knowledge or training, but the course is designed for a student with at least an Emergency Medical Responder background. This course is ideal for the tactical medic, whether in support of military operations, SOF, or tactical law enforcement operations.
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Note, prices are for courses taught in Portland, Oregon. Courses taught elsewhere may have additional costs for travel, gear shipping, etc.
- Duration40 hours
- Day One
- Day Two
- Sensory Deprived Casualty Assesment – CTC2
- Skills Review – CTC2
- Thoracic Trauma – CTC2
- Needle Decompression – CTC2
- Abdominal Injuries and Hypothermia Prevention – CTC2
- Litters – CTC2
- Airway – CTC2
- Cases – CTC2
- Casualty Movement – CTC2
- Casualty Movement Practical Exercise – CTC2
- Head Injuries – CTC2
- Skills Review – CTC2
- Day Three
- Day Four
- Day Five