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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
- 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 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.
As a police officer my sole duty is to protect and save lives, this course will hopefully allow me to do that better.
I was fortunate enough to take this course after completing TC2, which I thoroughly enjoyed. As a police officer, and current EMS student, I wanted to learn and see more of what I could do to help in the field. My theory on my profession, and my life, is to be as well rounded and educated as possible. This course, with the help of Dr. Shertz, certainly provided me what I was looking for. Honestly, I believe I learned more from Dr. Shertz in his courses, than I did an entire 18 week EMS course for Basic EMT. Not only did he address the basics, but he covered skills that directly translate into the real world in a way that is easy to follow. It's a lot of information, but it's useful information that can help save lives. As a police officer my sole duty is to protect and save lives, this course will hopefully allow me to do that better. After completing both TC2 & CTC2, I would more than recommend them to anyone interested in learning how to save a life in the field, regardless of skill level. It's easy to see Dr. Shertz is a stand up gentleman, aside from his well spoken lectures and sly humor, he cares for the education of others. I certainly hope I can pay it forward some day with the skills I learned from him.
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.