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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
- 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
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!
Dr William Ledbetter, Orthopaedic Surgeon
I retired from my Orthopaedic Surgery practice several years ago. I have been engaged in many activities since then unrelated to medicine. As my primary interest is firearms training, I began searching the internet for instruction in the acute management of gunshot wounds. I wanted to be up-to-date in my knowledge base. When I found the Crisis Medicine website and reviewed Dr. Shertz's background I was sold. Experience as a Special Forces Medic and ER Physician is a perfect combination. I was not disappointed! His presentation is direct, concise, and practical with up-to-date information based on clinical experience. I highly recommend his course.
Ibrahim Mohamed Soliman Hassan
The best online course I have ever taken
Every piece of information in this course is evidence-based. With the mix of different fields of experience Dr. Shertz has, he made the course very informative and covered all situations that you might see. When you go through the course, you will realize how experienced Dr. Shertz is, and how much effort he made to make this course. He also has a very engaging way and offers honest opinions about different types of equipment with no financial influence. The different scenario videos are my favorite part. They show an the application of information that you learned through the entire course to a realistic patient. I am really amazed by the reality of these videos. One personal thing I didn't like as much is the number of statics cited, however, I understand the reason behind it- the higher the statistic the more common the injury you will see. I was lucky to take this course and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get an in-depth, practical, and evidence-based course.
This was one of the best courses I've ever taken.
This was one of the best courses I've ever taken. As an ER/Trauma/SWAT nurse I was looking for a TECC course and I'm so glad I chose Crisis Medicine. Dr Shertz is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to teach things in a way that keeps you engaged while filling your brain with valuable knowledge. He doesn't ramble; he gets straight to the point, and clearly knows his stuff. I will be taking more courses by Crisis Medicine and highly recommend him to anyone in the medical field who is looking for TECC or other courses...
Dr Shertz presented the study with resounding confidence and a clearly tangible in-depth understanding of the material presented.
This course was presented in a clear and understandable method, and the lectures flowed smoothly from material to lectures. Dr. Shertz presented the course with resounding confidence and a clearly tangible in-depth understanding of the material presented. I have attended many courses (live lectures, and other platforms of study in the past 15 yrs, from Paramedic training, CEU's to ACLS, PALS, TCCC, and other platforms as well as standalone surgical Cricothyrotomy classes). The Crisis Medicine lectures were by far the best, from layout and presentation of the materials for a student to succeed in the field of TECC/TCCC understanding and application. The take away: Dr. Shertz tells you like it is. He gives a real evaluation of the situations encountered and not just a textbook review. This real-world approach better equips and imparts knowledge to the student, it did just that for me. I know I'll be a better equipped and knowledgeable Paramedic for having taken Dr. Shertz's Complete TC2 course. I highly recommend this course.