Complete TC2 ONLINE
Complete Tactical Casualty Care course
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.
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 Guidelines for Medical Providers as well as the Guidelines for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care. If topics are presented in the TCCC or TECC guidelines, they’re presented in this course.
CAPCE accredited CEH awarded upon successful completion.
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 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
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.
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 9.5 Basic and 11.5 Advanced CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
Still not sure? Take a look at our Student’s Experience with CTC2
- Duration21 hours
- Hemorrhage Control Concepts – CTC2
- Skills: Direct Pressure – CTC2
- Skills: Bandaging – CTC2
- Hemorrhage control concepts & skills CTC2
- Tourniquets – CTC2
- CAT Tourniquets – CTC2
- Skills: Tourniquet- CTC2
- Tourniquet Updates 2019 – CTC2
- Tourniquets – CTC2
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – CTC2
- Skills: Wound Packing – CTC2
- Skills: Hemostatic Agents – CTC2
- XSTAT – CTC2
- iT Clamp – CTC2 UPDATE
- Wound Packing with Foley Catheter – CTC2
- Skills: Wound Packing Bandage – CTC2
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – CTC2
- DCBI: Dismounted Complex Blast Injury – CTC2
- Skills: Blood Sweep & Casualty Evaluation – CTC2
- Case: Forearm Versus Plate Glass Window – CTC2
Conclusion & Implementation
- Scenario: A bad day at the office – CTC2
- Scenario: Worst Place to Work – CTC2
- Scenario: Tough Day in the Ladies’ Room – CTC2
- Scenario: A Breach Gone Bad – CTC2
- Scenario: Mind your manners when driving – CTC2
- Scenario: Improvised Tourniquet Conversion – CTC2
- Scenario: Rule #4 – CTC2
- Scenario: Shot on Entry – CTC2
- Scenario: Shot Through the Wall – CTC2
- Scenario: You Don’t Always Get Trained Help CTC2
- Scenario: Suspicious Package – CTC2
- Scenario: Drag Him to Me – CTC2
Student Evaluation & Certification of Hours of Instruction
Most comprehensive & current TCCC course around
Out of all the instruction I've received from dozens of special operations medics, pre-hospital medical personnel and physicians I've not received a more comprehensive, evidence-based course covering the full spectrum of TCCC/TECC guidelines. Its no-nonsense approach to showing what works and what doesn't (and the research / studies to back that up) will no doubt save lives. The content was obviously developed with a lot of thought and investment representing decades of real-world experience and is presented professionally with excellent skills station demonstrations. Anyone from a trauma physician, to an EMS paramedic or special operations medic, private security operator or remote medic would benefit greatly from the course.
CTC 2 - A deep dive into TCCC
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 you this course.
I cannot say enough about the course. Dr. Shertz covers everything from A to Z, making this an incredible TCCC refresher for me. I'd say this was 10x more detail oriented than the DoD / NATO TCCC in-person course I took in 2019. I recommend Crisis Medicine online courses to my coworkers as a way for them to get interested in medical information, and a way for them to stay up-to-date on the latest CoTCCC guidelines / recommendations. I will definitely be attending an in-person Crisis Medicine course.
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.
Exhaustive content, worth every minute.
I live in a war torn country and the tactical care is very applicable to my every day living. Past medical training covered basics and I wanted to delve in depth. It was fantastic. The CM staff were incredibly FAST in responding to my emails and problems I had on my end with slow internet. Laurie was fantastic with ensuring that I was able to access all of the content. As a result of this course, our company will be re-evaluating each medical kit to ensure we are prepared should a crisis arise, and as a family we will be teaching our kids what we have learned. Thank you, CM staff for your excellence in the courses. Michael