Essentials of Casualty Care – AVAILABLE NOW
There are some injuries that will cause death before the arrival of EMS. Learning to manage these injuries rapidly and correctly is crucial to saving lives. This 2.5-hour course will give you a plan to identify and manage immediately life-threatening injuries occurring during an active shooter event, a bombing, or a disaster.
As a bystander, you are in the best position to provide first care and are a critical beginning to the emergency medical system. In the first 10 minutes after an event, the only people available to provide care will be “active bystanders,” those near-by private citizens who will step forward to help. This course will teach you the skills to manage those injuries while you are waiting for first responders.
“In a life-threatening situation, your brain will search your previous experiences for an anchor that tells it how to respond. Training, including mentally rehearsing how you would react, provides a hook for the brain and speeds your assessment process and therefore your action.” – FEMA’s Be the Help Until Help Arrives
This foundational 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. We will give you a plan, and the anchor you need to manage these events.
The first time you see massive bleeding shouldn’t be when you’re being called on to give life-saving medical care to a loved one, a neighbor, or a school child. After taking this course you will have a strong foundation to identify immediately life-threatening injuries and save lives.
This course goes beyond the Stop the Bleed curriculum by addressing other preventable causes of death and will teach you how to use most public access hemorrhage control kits. It also is consistent with the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Committee’s Active Bystander Guidelines. In the time it would take you to watch a favorite film, you could learn to save lives.
You can make a difference by being a force multiplier for good.
This course covers:
The importance of keeping yourself safe
The survivability of gunshot wounds
How to rapidly evaluate casualties in a high-risk environment
Assessment and management of massive hemorrhage with tourniquets and wound packing
Basic airway and breathing assessment
Clarifying the “sucking chest wound” and it’s actual significance
The importance of the recovery position
The impact of hypothermia on a casualty’s survival
Know what is in a public access hemorrhage control kit, why it is there, and how best to use it.
No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary. This course is ideal for teachers and administrators, office workers, faith communities, youth leaders, and everyone in the modern era. For those wanting a more robust training experience, you might want to take a look at the Tactical Casualty Care course which covers all of this material in more depth and adds additional skills.
This CE activity is accredited for 2.5 First Responder CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
- Duration2.5 hours
- Skill levelAll levels
Very informative and interesting.
I am a teacher, working from home during COVID-19. I am a Registered Nurse and middle school Health Science teacher. In this day of school/mass shootings, this course is a valuable tool that I hope I'll never need to use. This program was very informative and interesting. As I am a nurse, I was not too put off by the photos used. I don't think however, that my co-teachers would have been able to complete the program with the graphic photos. I appreciated that actual photos were used to help desensitize me to the nature of what a real life trauma may look like.
The Essentials of casualty care is a straight forward approach for any interested party, with or without previous professional medical training. The online training can be used as a stand alone course, or it can be used to supplement additional core first-aid / CPR / AED training. I highly recommend this course.
Deputy Sheriff / TECC & STB Instructor
This course was exceptional! While it is basic in nature, Dr Shertz does a great job of explaining the "why" behind every intervention and product. This course cites data and case studies that are both historic and up to date with current military and tactical medicine. I would highly recommend this course to the layperson and all the way to the most seasoned tactical medic instructor. This course was a great refresher and a must for continued professional development in the most critical area; the basics. I hope teachers, first responders, and anyone interested in a more resilient community take advantage of this cost effective online course.
This is a very good course for anyone who needs a refresher on bleeds and how to treat them. It also teaches you and how to stop them. Would tell everyone to check this course out