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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
- 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
This is an excellent comprehensive course. Even after being a military medic with multiple deployments and 8 years as a remote/austere emergency medicine PA, I learned about new evidence for certain interventions as well as more efficient ways to implement interventions from this course. Dr. Shertz is direct with relevant information and real-world experience. What Dr. Shertz teaches is evidence-based medicine with no financial influence. You learn the science, how/why, and realistic application of medicine in a hostile setting. Highly recommend this course!
I am a new direct commission Army National Guard physician (Field Surgeon, 62B). I have had prior civilian EMT experience and also went to a reserve police academy before going to medical school. Due to COVID-19 all my initial officer/military training has been delayed. Having already been deployed to recent riots in our state, I realized that I sorely needed to become more familiar with Tactical Combat Casualty Care and the scope of practice of my 68Ws (combat medics). Despite my prior training, TCCC is a significantly different paradigm to what I am used to. The Crisis Medicine Complete Tactical Casualty Care course exceeded my expectations. It is comprehensive, up to date with the latest information, and evidence based. I appreciate Dr. Shertz's questioning of dogma and impartial evaluation of medical data and devices. The lectures are engaging and strike the perfect balance between the course material and relevant anecdotes. Despite the long course length, the material is always engaging and I was very impressed by the production values of the videos. You will get information here that I did not get in medical school or my trauma rotations. I look forward to signing up for more courses with Crisis Medicine in the future. Disclosures: I was not compensated for the completion of this review.
Chun Yiu Wong
Very Comprehensive TCCC course
I am a practicing emergency physician with an interest in tactical medicine. The complete tactical casualty care course is very comprehensive, while being entertaining at the same time with numerous humorous remarks from Dr. Shetz. It covers everything in the TCCC guideline and much more beyond that. I am especially impressed by the critical appraisals of available evidence and literature by Dr. Shertz. This course has served for me as a very solid introduction and foundation to the basics of tactical medicine.
Richard Daniel Mombrun
In the beginning, I was like, who is this guy and what could he teach me? Well, the answer is tons. Although back at the end of 2019, I did receive a level 1 TECC-TCCC lesson (it's a classification used in Canada) where I learned plenty of stuff. But that course didn't go into detail on wound packing, as time didn't allow for it, because the TCCC-TECC program was part of a law enforcement training program. We didn't go into detail on chest injuries. We didn't get into details on oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal airways, those who knew about pneumothorax and asherman chest seals knew about them, totally untalked about. I learned how to make an IFAK, usable for massive hemorrhage, but not *so much* for the other MARCH mnemonic remaining letters, short for hypothermia prevention, nothing about eyes and evisceration. This course taught those missing skills. Thank you Doctor Shertz for teaching me a lot of cool stuff, for example, improvised tourniquets, improvised pelvic binders, improvisation in general, that new pantleg tourniquet is my favourite. Thanks for giving me ideas on what to put inside a trauma kit, and what to be aware of in public access kits, distant elbow bump. Thank you Laurie for being a nice customer support, distant elbow bump, and co-directing the course. All in all, this is a magnificent course really, Don't let the price discourage you, it's worth every dime, you won't be disappointed, and that's not even marketing or sponsor. * So much is relative.
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.