What happens when there is an active violent incident and your hospital gets 20 or 50 or 100 casualties immediately following? Your non-trauma hospitals will receive patients because the trauma centers will be overwhelmed.
- Pulse Nightclub, ORMC: the first 36 casualties in 36 minutes
- Sunrise Hospital Las Vegas: 215 casualties in 90 minutes
- Christ Church Hospital, New Zealand: 41 casualties in 45 minutes
A First Receiver is the first hospital or health care facility that will get traumatic casualties from an active violent incident or mass casualty event. This course is designed for ED physicians, nurses, ED techs, and providers at non-trauma center hospitals who will receive patients when there are so many wounded that every local hospital is getting patients.
This course moves Tactical Emergency Casualty Care and Tactical Combat Casualty Care Guidelines into the Emergency Department.
- How do you allocate resources?
- How do you manage the chaos?
- Based on historical samples, you will run out of supplies, resources, and personnel. What do you do when you run out?
This course aims to give you a plan and arm you with the questions you need to find out what your hospital’s plan is.
This isn’t surge capacity, it’s throughput, and saving lives.
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This CE activity is approved for 3 CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
...Practical learning tools that can be taken directly to the clinical care setting
Having just completed this website’s Complete TC2 course, I found this course to be an excellent summary/review of the key concepts of TCCC/TECC with the important addition of how these skills can be applied to a community mass casualty event. Dr. Shertz is an excellent instructor and provides practical learning tools that can be taken directly to the clinical care setting.
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- Duration3 hours
- 1R Introduction to Crisis Medicine
- 1R Mission Statement and Definitions
- 1R MARCH – Massive Hemorrhage
- 1R Skills: Tourniquets
- 1R Skills: Wound Packing
- 1R: Berlin February Doe
- 1R MARCH – Airway
- 1R MARCH – Respiration
- 1R: Moscow January Doe
- 1R MARCH – Circulation
- 1R MARCH – Hypothermia
- 1R: Nairobi March Doe
- 1R Pain Management & Medications
- 1R Shortages
- 1R Casualty Disposition
- 1R: Rio June Doe
- 1R Code Triage and Security
- 1R Patient Identification
- 1R Flow & Imaging
- 1R: Tokyo August Doe
- 1R Lessons from Sunrise Hospital
- 1R Student Evaluation – online course
This is a must course if you work in a health care facility or hospital!This was one of the most thoroughly detailed courses about mass casualties and trauma. Dr. Shertz explains in detail how to approach/prepare/manage a situation where there are mass casualties coming into your hospital. There is proven data in this course from recent catastrophic events that shows Dr. Shertz is all factual! Great course indeed and well put together!
RN, EMT-PI’ve coordinated mass casualty activities with EMS and hospitals for over 20 years now. Always nice and structured with how to use the tags, resource and patient accountability, etc. The Las Vegas shootings told me everything I was teaching was wrong. The First Receivers course I just completed was outstanding. It fills in all the blanks and should be a reference included on ASPR TRACIE. Little things like how to deal with a shortage of “ideal” chest tube setups to a solid review of blood and medications, this program covered everything. I will be updating our mass casualty plan and staff education with the valuable lessons I learned from First Receivers, No Notice Events. Best Regards, Erik Scheiderer, RN, EMT-P EMS and Preparedness Coordinator Acute Stroke Ready Program Coordinator Madison Health Medical Specialist FEMA OH-TF 1
Michael Baker, MD
excellent courseHaving just completed this website's Complete TC2 course, I found this course to be an excellent summary/review of the key concepts of TCCC/TECC with the important addition of how these skills can be applied to a community mass casualty event. Dr. Shertz is an excellent instructor and provides practical learning tools that can be taken directly to the clinical care setting.