What happens when there is an active violent incident or mass casualty incident and your hospital gets 20 or 50 or 100 casualties immediately following? Your non-trauma hospitals will receive patients following an MCI because the trauma centers will be overwhelmed.
Recent Mass Casualty Incident examples:
- 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 (AVI) or mass casualty event (MCE). This course is designed for ED physicians, nurses, ED techs, and providers at non-trauma center hospitals who will receive patients after a mass casualty incident 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 addresses the impacts of MCI events in the emergency department and focuses heavily on active shooter/active violent events.
Students will receive a laminated Quick Reference chart after enrollment.
CAPCE Accredited Provider
This CE activity is approved for 4 CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
Students have 3 months from purchase date to complete the course and may retake the course up to 3 times during that time frame.
...These events require a mindset change from typical emergency responses...
I decided to take this class because I am a forward-deployed medic, working in the only clinic on-site, and we have a high probability of experiencing a mass casualty event. Though we train for this weekly, it has always seemed as though we don't move efficiently through our patient load and never quite understood why.
Now, after viewing this course, I now understand that these events require a mindset change from typical emergency responses. I am now better prepared to go to my seniors and advocate for changes, as well as better train my juniors. Thank you for yet another exceptional class.
...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.
A fantastic addition to the TCCC/TECC curriculum provided by Crisis Medicine
The First Receiver course is a fantastic addition to the TCCC/TECC curriculum provided by Crisis Medicine. The course material provides a unique look at the critical transition point from prehospital to emergency room care in a mass casualty incident.
The course material is extremely valuable for physicians and advanced practice providers who work in hospitals. As a physician, I appreciated the lessons not only on treatment, but also the logistical and practical considerations on handling an overwhelming number of patients with limited resources. The information provided is data driven, and the lessons are scalable from small community hospitals to large academic medical centers.
This course also provides valuable training for military providers, particularly those in role 1 and 2 medical treatment facilities operating in an austere environment.
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- Lectures 25
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 4 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Students 91
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes