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.
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.
- 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
- 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
- DCBI: Dismounted Complex Blast Injury – CTC2
- Skills: Wound Packing Bandage – 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
Critical training for the tactical and the "street" medic
The Complete TC2 is quite simply the best online class I have ever taken. It doesn't feel like an online class, but it offers the convenience. Dr. Shertz provides information in a way that is educational and easy to understand. His classroom style works for this industry. As the course progresses, themes build upon each other. The student gets the knowledge of what to do and how and why to do it. Moreover, the student gets the "when" to do it. This course is exciting, interesting, and full of valuable information. Dr. Shertz has proven to be beyond legitimate in everything he presents. I absolutely loved his teaching style. While scientific, he didn't present it as some lab-coat wearing academic, he presented it as a man who has been in extreme situations, in Special Forces operations, and who has been in the sh*t. When you take this class, you'll know he is one of us. That's who he is: one of us, working to make us better, working to give us the tools to save lives. This class has re-ignited my passion for my career and has motivated me to keep pushing to be a positive force for good. Thank you to Crisis Medicine.
YOU SHOULD CONSIDER IT A DUTY! excellent course, in-depth and easy to follow even for a German!
I can not say how glad I am that I took this course!! If you have any doubts whether or not you should do the "Advanced TC2" or the "Complete TC2" I can give you only one word of advice: Do the Complete TC2! I was doubtful for quite a while if I (due to my German background) would be able to follow along with such a special medical course without having EMS skills or special medical vocabulary. I can tell you I had zero problems as Dr. Shertz explained, illustrated, and/or demonstrated all things in a very easy to understand way; even for foreigners with basic-to-good English skills. I never thought I would learn so much so fast and get such a rock-solid understanding on how to perform even things like getting a surgical airway into someone's "throat" or how to detect and decompress a tension-pneumothorax. You will learn things from what a bullet (or other penetrating trauma) does inside of you and how to quickly discern more serious conditions in a casualty from lesser serious injuries. That is very important if many people are injured. From blunt trauma, stabbing wounds, GSW as well as burns, blasts or mine injuries, everything of major importance I found covered by Dr. Shertz. He gives a very honest discernment without any disclosures which may not make every company or committee happy, but is very helpful for those on the field! Honestly, such a course SHOULD BE CONSIDERED MANDATORY FOR EVERY NEIGHBOUR LOVING CITIZEN. For me, as a dedicated Christian it definitely was a duty! Where I live (Germany) we do not have many firearms around as they are very restricted. Nevertheless, we have a lot of weird and wicked people like everywhere. You can't restrict firearms enough to where the bad guys won't have them anymore... But not only that, but imagine you are in an earthquake scenario, or an explosion causing a building to collapse... active shooter event...suicide bombing... what can you think of... This world is not getting any safer! What is a few hundred bucks compared to a saved life? Even if you may never be in such a situation it is definitely better to be prepared than to unprepared find yourself in a situation, unable to help, while staring in the eyes of someone bleeding to death. Love your neighbor as yourself, Jesus said, and if you can get prepped in such a practical way for the chaotic scenarios in which we may find ourselves in- why not doing it? Yes, it is serious money, but it's an even more serious subject! How much are you willing to pay for University and higher education? You should learn the basics of saving a life first! The good news: It is less expensive than getting a Ph.D. in engineering! It also is less money than a week of skiing or hanging out at Maldive Island. Going through the Complete TC2 will be definitely more beneficial for you, your loved ones as well as the rest of mankind! What else to say? I just so much appreciated this course. Dr. Michael Shertz did a great job in recording and compiling this selection of over 20h material and undoubtedly takes the knowledge and experience straight from the battlefield or clinical emergency department delivering it right into the virtual classroom. I wished I could have done the In-Person-Course! However, for those who can't afford the in-Person-Course (like me), the pictures, movie sequences, and illustrations are as real as they can be and as graphic as reality quite often is. Very good to get prepared. I am thankful Dr. Shertz and his Team did not make it to Hollywood but stayed right where they are needed - available for people like you and me! Everyone with basic English skills! I was very dedicated to the course and finished it within one week of my holiday. Surely I will go over the materials again to get it in even deeper. I have no disclosures but recommend this course so strongly because the Complete TC2 IS JUST A GREAT COURSE! Do not hesitate: go for it!
You can not go wrong by using this group! Excellent job from A to Z.
After being in Public Safety for over 20 years in a mix of LE and Fire/EMS it was refreshing to watch an online class that kept my attention. Being a Tactical Medic this CE was extremely relevant and will do our team well. I look forward to the other classes Crisis-Medicine offers. I must also add the customer service is amazing. Prompt email response, and genuine willingness to work with us, and doing so the whole time in a nice friendly manner. You can not go wrong by using this group! Excellent job from A to Z.
After reading the reviews already given...I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't been said, except that I agree! With my years as a nurse, I could probably stumble through most crisis/trauma situations, but I now feel I am much better-prepared thanks to the knowledge gained from the course. The format and presentation were both well done. Thanks Dr Shertz..for sharing your expertise with humor and common sense. Oh, and thanks for sharing your daughter in the videos, she looks like a treasure. B. Sharp RN,CCRN
Crisis-medicine.com's Complete Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course has been one of the most transformational experiences in my life. Dr. Shertz's practical, no-bullshit approach to triage and treatment of life-threatening trauma has been distilled down to skills and techniques that are very trainable, attainable, and applicable for civilian hands. After taking this course I am confident in my ability to identify, treat, and manage mass casualties in any active violent event. I can build an aid system using equipment that has been researched, tested, and proven to work - and that won't fail my expectations during a crisis. Everyone who believes that it's important to be prepared for emergencies should crave this knowledge; everyone has something to learn here. Having taken both the in-person and online training I can honestly say that the online training and step-by-step skills stations are every bit as effective at driving home the material as the in-person training, and track very closely with the classroom experience. In some cases the on-line training is actually a superior way to learn the material, as you can back up to a section you want to review or pause and ponder a graph or chart that is being presented. Although the hands-on classroom experience is undeniably beneficial, the online course will still get your knowledge and mindset where it needs to be for you to act as an effective force multiplier for good if the worst should happen. Thank you Dr. Shertz!