Tactical Casualty Care – ONLINE
Tactical Casualty Care Online
This engaging 7.5 -hour CAPCE accredited course uses TECC/TCCC guidelines to prepare for the first few minutes of casualty evaluation in a high-risk environment.This course will give you a plan to identify and manage immediately life-threatening injuries and the knowledge and skills to implement it, while you are still engaged in an ongoing tactical problem.
Care Under Fire – Direct Threat
The course largely deals with the Care Under Fire – Direct Threat phase of an event, where any medical care is provided while the responder and casualty are in an ongoing situation that is a direct threat to life (active shooter or active violent incident, building collapse, fire, secondary explosives, etc). This phase requires efficient hemorrhage control, largely with tourniquets, and patient movement.
While most injuries are not immediately life-threatening, some injuries cause death before the arrival of EMS if not managed rapidly and correctly. Security concerns usually delay EMS in these types of events. Instead, responding law enforcement and near-by private citizens provide most life-saving care in this phase.
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. The first time you see massive hemorrhage shouldn’t be when you’re being called on to give life-saving medical care. After taking these courses you will have a strong background to identify immediately life-threatening injuries and save lives.
This course is consistent with the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines for all combatants, as well as the guidelines for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for Active Bystanders and Responders with a Duty to Act. The course also exceeds the Stop the Bleed curriculum.
Tactical Casualty Care Subjects Covered:
The nature and myths of gunshot wounds and realities of their medical management
How to rapidly evaluate casualties in a high-risk environment and how they affect your tactical treatment plan
The concept of “care under fire” and how it differs from a non-tactical medical situation
Assessment and management of penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries
Assessment and management of massive hemorrhage
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
Clarifying the “sucking chest wound” and it’s actual significance
Techniques for moving casualties to a safer location
This course is about 80% dynamic presentation including photos, videos, and real-life examples and 20% practical skills demonstration, and filmed scenarios
No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to attend. If you carry a firearm this is the minimum level of tactical medical training you should have. However, it would benefit every citizen.
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.
CAPCE Accredited Provider
This CE activity is accredited for 7.5 Basic CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
- Duration7.5 hours
- Skill levelNo Prior Medical Training Required
Foundational Understanding of Tactical Care: Reality Check
Bleeding Management: Separating the Dramatic From the Life Threatening
Airway, Respiration, Circulation
Implementation: Evaluation and Management of a Tactical Casualty
Evaluation & Certificate of Attendance with hours *DOWNLOADABLE*
These skills could very well be the difference between life and death.
I am a 56-year-old New Yorker, I’m not going to bug out in case of an emergency like a climatic emergency or civil unrest. Having this type of skill is useful for me first, my family second, others in need, and also as a bartering skill to keep me and my family safe. Finally learning something useful and potentially helpful to the community at large for any number of circumstances is an intelligent thing to do. Further in NY in normal times you could expect a 4 minute to 15 minute response time by trained pros. These skills could very well be the difference between life and death. To anyone out there considering this course: don’t do as I did. Do not buy the equipment first and take the course second. You’ll save yourself a lot of cash by doing it the other way around. And another take away you will only need the equipment you are trained on. Maybe some backup of those in your car, at work. But train first, equip yourself second. Overall the course is clear, feasible, contains great material, and is a lifetime skill set I wish I would have thought of acquiring many years ago. Give this to your kids as a present as soon as you feel they can take it! And finally, if you own a gun it would be almost criminal not to have these skills. Thank you to Crisis Medicine. As soon as I can I’m taking the next course.
Highly recommended!! Just do it!! This class is a MUST HAVE for anyone who ever steps out of their house.... And for those that don’t ever leave their house... I’m an avid outdoors fan. Spent decades climbing, fishing, backpacking... Have kept up my cpr/first aid training for decades.... but that only gets you so far. What will you do if something traumatic happens to you or a loved one? Your neighbor? Climbing partner? If it’s anything more than a booboo, basic training tells you to call 911... But what do you do when you don’t want to sit back and watch someone die, wishing you knew how to save them??!! This course will teach you just that!
Effective and Relevant
Five stars! Get the class! You will not regret it. My background: I am a husband and dad of nine. I live in the country but commute to a major city. As John Lovell puts it: “we see a world on fire, and we say, ‘I will do something about it.’” I have a family far in the country, and EMS response to our ranch is lengthy. I work in a major city, and unrest is prevalent. I needed a skill set that would effectively make me more skilled to assist mine, and if possible, help others. Dr. Shertz's class does that. It is that simple. It effectively teaches you essential concepts, not only specific to casualty care but topics so closely related to it. I am confident I can now assist those who mean so much to me if the need arises. I am also not going to stop there. The advanced class is my next step. I could stop at TC2 no doubt, but I am the type that sets a goal, then when you get close, increase your target by 25-50%, and become a “force multiplier for good.”
This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone who is looking for a higher level of education on casualty care/emergency medicine. Dr. Shertz provides substantive evidence for his curriculum. His material is relevant and more in-depth than I have been able to find elsewhere. After completing the course I know I am better educated on the philosophy and principles of wounds, ballistics, and evidence-based wound care. He dispels the hype around what is traditionally taught as "Emergencies" and brings front and center the true emergencies, so that precious triage and 'golden hour' time can be spent saving lives. He's serious but doesn't take himself too seriously. I highly recommend the course and appreciate what I have learned, thank you.
Great course, can train between calls
Great course to take. Important information. Can start the course and return to finish a course after responding to a call.