Tactical Casualty Care – Online
Tactical Casualty Care Online
This engaging 7.5 -hour course prepares for the first few minutes of casualty evaluation in a high-risk environment. This course is designed to give you a plan to identify and manage those immediately life-threatening injuries and the knowledge and skills to implement it, while you are still engaged in an ongoing tactical problem.
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, there are some injuries where death before the arrival of EMS is almost assured if not managed rapidly and correctly. EMS is usually delayed in these types of events due to security concerns. Instead, responding law enforcement and private citizens, either involved in the events themselves or nearby, provide most life-saving care in this phase.
Using photographs of actual injuries, diagrams of wounds, and hands-on 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 lifesaving 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 guidelines for all combatants, as well as the guidelines for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for First Care Providers 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 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
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 station based demonstration, and 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.
- Lectures 26
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 7 hours
- Skill level No Prior Medical Training Required
- Language English
- Students 32
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
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
Certificate of Attendance with hours