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
- Lectures 77
- Quizzes 10
- Duration 21 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 759
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
- Introduction to Crisis Medicine – CTC2
- Complete Tactical Casualty Care Workbook **DOWNLOADABLE PDF**
- Introduction to Complete Tactical Casualty Care – CTC2
- Introduction CTC2 – Quiz
- Wound Ballistics and Combat Mindset – CTC2 Part 1
- Wound Ballistics – CTC2 Part 2
- Wound Ballistics – CTC2 Part 3
- Wound Ballistics Quiz (CTC2)
- 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
- XSTAT – CTC2
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – CTC2
- Skills: Wound Packing – CTC2
- Skills: Hemostatic Agents – CTC2
- Scenario: A Bad Day At the Office – CTC2
- iT Clamp – CTC2
- Wound Packing with Foley Catheter – CTC2
- Skills: Wound Packing Bandage – CTC2
- Junctional Hemorrhage & Hemostatic Agents – CTC2
- Scenario: Tough Day in the Ladies’ Room – CTC2
- DCBI: Dismounted Complex Blast Injury – CTC2
- Skills: Blood Sweep & Casualty Evaluation – CTC2
- Case: Forearm Versus Plate Glass Window – CTC2
- Scenario: Worst Place to Work – CTC2
Conclusion & Implementation
- Scenario: A Breach Gone Bad – CTC2
- Scenario: Mind Your Manners When driving – CTC2
- Scenario: Improvised Tourniquet Conversion – 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
Definitely worth doing this course! You have my seal of approval.Informative, concise, and an excellent teaching method. Being an ex-military type myself, I very much appreciated the simple, clear verbiage as well as the subtle military sense of humor that comes through in all the lessons. I would certainly recommend this course to anybody who has an interest in tactical or emergency care. I have done many courses in my time and as online courses go, this was certainly one of (if not) the best. Bravo!
Great class!Well worth the time and money. This class is amazing! Doc is a very talented instructor. He keeps you engaged and does a great job of going into detail on each subject. Highly recommended.
Top-notch information combined with dynamic presentationI have 11 years of experience as a street, SAR, SWAT, and now an industrial medic at remote sites in Northern Canada. I've taken quite a few courses and been to and led countless tactical trainings/inservices. Dr. Shertz's course was some of the best training I've received. He manages to provide a solid foundation and practice combined with a good amount of exploration of the different options available as far as gear, which is important when you may not know what you will have available or approved at different sites and services. His presentation style is engaging, without devolving into war stories. His SF background is invaluable, and his ER experience makes the information provided here relatable and actionable for civilian and LEO EMS professionals who aren't downrange. He covered everything that we covered during my initial TCCC training, with updates and additions that help me integrate the TCCC principles to my everyday EMS and tactical practice. There is a huge amount of crossover between the tactical principles in this course and my current work as an industrial medic in the mining sector, as industry provides plenty of opportunity for blunt trauma, crush, environmental, HAZMAT, and blast injuries, not to mention extraction challenges. There's no substitute for hands-on training, so I'm looking forward to attending a course with Dr. Shertz when I need to refresh! That being said, I would recommend this online course to anyone, especially while it's difficult to do in-person training during the current pandemic.
phenomenal, expertly delivered course.CTC2 is an exceptional course that provides an extremely comprehensive foundation for prehospital emergency medicine and crisis management. Dr. Shertz deftly explains complex concepts in an easy-to-understand format while also providing a breakdown analysis of current studies relevant to the topic. He teaches you how to identify life-threatening injuries in trauma cases, and how to sort most critical from least. The skills breakdowns were easy to follow along, which is not always an easy feat to accomplish in a virtual setting. Dr. Shertz utilizes his background in SF tactics and emergency medicine to create memorable, realistic scenarios that facilitate application and retention of course material. I find the fact Dr. Shertz delivers this difficult content with such easy affability speaks greatly to his professionalism and subject matter expertise. This course is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered ‘what if’ and ‘what would I do’ in emergency situations. Triaging doesn’t have to be complicated, and even if one person were to implement some of these assessments and skills in the event of a crisis situation, the victims of such an event would stand a much higher chance of survival than not.
Great course for first responders!As a career firefighter/EMT-critical care for over 18 years I learned so much from this course. The typical EMS course really focuses on blunt trauma and never really goes into detail on penetrating trauma. This course really brings the picture together. Starting out in EMS I was only shown a picture of a tourniquet and told “don’t ever put one on because your patient will loss a limb”. Now the mindset in EMS has changed a lot but I was never given any further instruction on tourniquets. After finishing this course I feel more than confident in my skills beyond tourniquets, wound packing, airway management, etc. I think one of the things I loved most about this course is Dr. Shertz’s no BS approach to what he teaching. He’ll tell you what works and doesn’t work, demonstrate where certain pieces of equipment fail and provide plenty of clinical data to back up his teachings. I would highly recommend anyone in police, fire, or EMS take this course. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!